Ortofon - 2M Blue High Output Cartridge




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The 2M Series of cartridges is designed for precise and accurate retrieval of the information in the record groove. Our philosophy is to play the record sound as accurate as possible, without coloring the sound

The name 2M was selected among several ideas. We wanted a modern name that would be easy to pronounce and to remember, and therefore an alpha numerical name was chosen. 2M means MM, which is the abbreviation for moving magnet.

The 2M series of cartridges feature Ortofon’s trademark split pole pins, an invention which enables moving magnet cartridges to have a flat frequency response, as with a moving coil cartridge. Split pole pins were invented by Ortofon, and were originally presented in the 500 series and Super OM series.

We have optimized the design of 2M series for ease of mounting the cartridge, weight and size to fit the most common turntables at the market today. 2M Series provides excellent compatibility in an assortment of playback systems and with a wide variety of phono preamps.

The 2M Blue Series features:

  •  an improved engine, which provides an increased output of 5.5mV
  •  Nude Elliptical diamond and split pole pins with a copper wire

Technical Specifications:

  • Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec.:     5.5 mV
  • Channel balance at 1 kHz:     1.5 dB
  • Channel separation at 1 kHz:     25 dB
  • Channel separation at 15 kHz:     15 dB
  • Frequency range at - 3dB:     20-25.000 Hz
  • Frequency response:     20-20.000 Hz + 2 / - 1 dB
  • Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force:     80 µm
  • Compliance, dynamic, lateral:     20 µm/mN
  • Stylus type:     Nude Elliptical
  • Stylus tip radius:     r/R 8/18 µm
  • Tracking force range:     1.6-2,0g (16-20 mN)
  • Tracking force, recommended:      1.8 g (18 mN)
  • Tracking angle:     20°
  • Internal impedance, DC resistance:     1.3 kOhm
  • Internal inductance:     700 mH
  • Recommended load resistance:     47 kOhm
  • Recommended load capacitance:     150-300 pF
  • Cartridge colour, body/stylus:     Black/Blue
  • Cartridge weight:     7.2 g
  • Replacement stylus unit:     2M Blue(interchangeable with 2M Red )
  • Stylus protection guard:     2M Blue

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

Great Needle

posted on 07/07/2013
5 Stars
Reviewer: Emmanuel
So I was listening to my records on a Rega RP3 with Elys2 Cartridge (factory installed). I thought the Rega player and needle were decent, then, my new record player started having motor issues, so I had to return it. In a quandary what to do, I decided to go big or stay at home, made a leap and purchased a New VPI traveler and settled on 2M Blue after talking to Chad Stelly at Acoustic Sounds. Stelly was knowledgeable and helpful without pretensions. He gave me the low down on this cartridge in layman terms. I went for it and haven't regretted it since then. This Cartridge edges out the more expensive Rega Elys2 by a small margin. It generates clearer more defined sound overall. I noticed my 45RPM records have more air in them. I found it interesting that the 2M Blue had a slight higher output than the 2M Bronze and 2M Black. Great cartridge for anyone looking to move past the entry level cartridge stage. Even after I broke the needle cover, Ortofon sent me a replacement.

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