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Ortofon 2M Red Plug and Play Moving Magnet Cartridge

code: ORT2MREDPNP
£140.00 (FREE UK Delivery)
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The new 2M headshell is a practical and elegant solution for customers who wish direct and easy mounting and replacement on their tonearm. The combination of 2M Headshell and 2M Series cartridge adds unique distinction to the turntable!

The 2M Red and 2M Blue are designed for precise and accurate retrieval of the information in the record groove. Indeed, it is Ortofon's lasting philosophy to only ever play the recorded sound, without colouration.
 
To obtain a flat frequency response, as with a Moving Coil cartridge, Ortofon are using split pole pins in the 2M design, to reduce the eddy current. The split pole pins are an Ortofon invention which was originally presented in the 500 and Super OM series, to great effect.
 
The 2M Red and 2M Blue both use the same engine with split pole pins. With this improved engine Ortofon have been able to increase the output to an impressive 5.5 mV.
 
The 2M technology
 
Both the 2M Red and 2M Blue have diamonds which are polished to the highest standards of the industry. 2M Red has a tipped elliptical diamond, and the 2M Blue has a nude elliptical diamond.
 
The design has been optimized for easy mounting on to a tonearm; the weight and size of all 2M models is well-suited to fit the most common turntables on today's market.
 
The 2M Red and 2M Blue also have interchangeable stylus units, and replacement styli are readily available from us.
 
2M was developed by Ortofon in conjunction with "Møller Jensen Design" from Copenhagen, Denmark - the same designer who collaborated on the award-winning MC Jubilee cartridge, and the coveted Kontrapunkt series.
 
The inspiration for designing the 2M was related to the facets of the diamond - elegantly concentrating its contours against the grooves on the record surface.
 
The name 2M was selected among several ideas. Ortofon wanted a modern name which would be easy to pronounce around the world, and to remember. Therefore an alpha-numerical name was chosen...
 
2M means MM, which is simply the common abbreviation for Moving Magnet.
 
The 2M range has been structured in the same way as the popular Rondo and Cadenza Moving Coil series, with ascending quality as you move from Red - Blue - Bronze - Black. The spectacular 2m Black has become the flagship of 2M, and all Ortofon moving magnet cartridges.
 
2M was also the last product designed by Ortofon's former chief engineer, Per Windfield. He developed the 2M series over the final 2 years of his 30 year tenure with Ortofon. 
 
Key Features:
  • Universal mount fitting a wide range of tonearms 
  • The headshell body is manufactured from a special compound used in the medical industry, which ensures high rigidity while reducing unwanted vibration
  • Elegant hi-tech design
  • Length 52mm. Headshell with a 2M cartridge pre-mounted provides correct Baerwald alignment with Ortofon TA-110/210, likewise with the major part of tonearms with universal mount
  • Headshell weight 16.9g, weight with a 2M cartridge pre-mounted 23g
  • Exclusive plug-and-play solution
Technical Data:
  • Output Voltage (at 1kHz, 5cm/sec): 5.5mV
  • Channel Balance at 1kHz: 1.5dB
  • Channel Separation at 1kHz: 22dB
  • Channel Separation at 15kHz: 15dB
  • Frequency Range (at -3dB): 20 Hz - 22 kHz
  • Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz: +3 / -1dB
  • Tracking Ability at 315Hz: Typically 70μm
  • Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral: 20μm / mN
  • Stylus Type: Elliptical
  • Stylus Tip Radius r / R: 8 / 18μm
  • Tracking Force Range: 1.6 - 2.0g (16 - 20mN)
  • Recommended Tracking Force: 1.8g (18mN)
  • Tracking Angle: 20º
  • Internal Impedance / DC Resistance: 1.3kΩ
  • Internal Inductance: 700mH
  • Recommended Load Resistance: 47kΩ
  • Recommended Load Capacitance: 150 - 300pF
  • Cartridge Colour Body / Stylus: Black / Red
  • Weight: 23g
  • Replacement Stylus Unit: Stylus 2M Red
  • Accessories: Stylus Brush

We endeavour to despatch same day (for orders placed up to 2pm) on available stock items to the vast majority of UK mainland addresses. Please remember to check with us first for a physical stock check if next day delivery is important to you.

UK ORDERS:  We despatch the bulk of our UK mainland items on a 24 hour service – Free of Charge.  Free delivery also applies to the Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, the Scilly Isles, the Scottish highlands and Islands, the Channel Islands and Northern Ireland but may take a day or so longer. Smaller items are delivered using Royal Mail recorded delivery or special delivery. Larger items are delivered using a courier service such as Interlink Express, DPD, UPS or DHL. 

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: We offer competitive rates which can be confirmed by email. Please just ask – we will need a full delivery address and telephone number. Smaller items are delivered using Royal Mail Small Packets Airmail with International Tracked and/or Signed depending on value of item and availability of the service. Larger International shipments are sent by insured and tracked services using DPD, DHL or UPS. If there are any delays due to specific customs regulations, etc, you will be contacted by Hifisound or by the courier with a request for any further information required. Customs duties do not apply for shipments into any EU country (for a full list please refer to the EU Country List). Customs duties can apply for countries outside of the EU. Customers in these countries are responsible for all taxes and duties incurred when the items enter their country.

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