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Ortofon 2M Red Verso Phono Cartridge

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"You'll hear quieter backgrounds, a cleaner midrange, and more detail, treble, and bass. And if you're looking for a high-value cartridge to match a high-value 'table like the VPI Traveler, the 2M Red is an excellent place to start. It's exactly where I would start, delighted at the thought of eventually climbing all the way up the 2M ladder." - Stereophile

Design Elements

The 2M Series is developed in conjunction with the Danish Industrial designer Møller Jensen Design – the same designer who designed the award winning MC Jubilee and Kontrapunkt series. Inspired by the facets of a diamond, whose contours gracefully trace the grooves on a record’s surface, the 2M’s handsome elegance establishes a great combination of form and functionality.

The name 2M was selected from among several ideas. We wanted a modern name that would be easy to pronounce and remember, and therefore an alphanumerical name was chosen. 2M means MM, which is the abbreviation for moving magnet. Of course the 2M isn’t just another pretty face. It has been engineered to the highest standards and is congruent with Ortofon’s unrelenting commitment to providing the most precise and accurate reproduction possible without coloration.

Ortofon 2M Sonics

The 2M series of cartridges feature Ortofon’s trademark split-pole pins, an invention that 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 and OM Super series. We have optimized the design for ease of mounting the cartridge, and the weight and size to fit the most common turntables on the market today. The 2M Series provides excellent compatibility when used in an assortment of playback systems and with a wide variety of phono preamps.A briefing on each...
  • 2M Mono SE, 2M Mono and 2M 78 are a true mono cartridges for playing mono vinyl records
  • 2M Red is an all-purpose cartridge that delivers open, dynamic sound with a touch of warmth
  • 2M Blue adds more dynamics and resolution, sounds more open and reproduces more detail
  • 2M Bronze adds even more detail and resolution but in a very even-handed, transparent fashion
  • 2M Black is the best in all aspects - impeccable resolution and accurate insight into each recording
  • Verso Mounting Instructions

  • 1. Remove the stylus with the stylus protection guard from the cartridge body to avoid any damage to the diamond
  • 2. Using Torx 8 key, unscrew the black screw from the Verso top plate
  • 3. Remove the top plate from the cartridge body by pulling the screws off
  • 4. Remove the two countersunk screws from the top plate
  • 5. Insert the two M2,0 mm screws in the top plate
  • 6. Mount the top plate on the cartridge body, hold the top plate with screw-threads hanging down and turn the cartridge body 180 degrees, mount from above
  • 7. Mount the black screw in the top plate and tighten with appropriate force
  • 8. Mount the cartridge on the tonearm using the enclosed tool
  • 9. Mount the stylus with the stylus protection guard on the cartridge body
  • Features:
  • Improved engine (over the OM series) which provides an increased output of 5.5mV, optimized reproduction and a high level of sonic accuracy
  • Elliptical diamond and split-pole pins with a copper wire
  • 2m Red - all-purpose cartridge that delivers open, dynamic sound with a hint of warmth
  • Technical:
  • Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec.: 5,5 mV
  • Channel balance at 1 kHz: 1,5 dB
  • Channel separation at 1 kHz: 22 dB
  • Channel separation at 15 kHz: 15 dB
  • Frequency range at - 3dB: 20-22.000 Hz
  • Frequency response: 20-20.000 Hz + 3 / - 1 dB
  • Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force: 70 µm
  • Compliance, dynamic, lateral: 20 µm/mN
  • Stylus type: 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/Red
  • Cartridge weight: 7,2 g
  • Replacement stylus unit: 2M Red (interchangeable with 2M Blue and 2M Silver)
  • Package Contents:
  • 1 x Stylus brush
  • 1 x Allen key Torx 6
  • 1 x Allen key Torx 8
  • 2 x Screw M2,0 x 6
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    Absolutely superb product for the price. Could not be happier.

    Awesome Quality for a small price


    Perfect! Brought some new sounds to my old records. Perfect for the price!!