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Ortofon 2M Red Moving Magnet Cartridge

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Key Features:

              • 5.5mV output thanks to its new engine
              • Optimised sound performance and high level of sonic accuracy
              • Elliptical Tipped diamond design
              • Split pole pins with a copper wire
              • An all-purpose cartridge that delivers open, dynamic sound with a slight touch of warmth
              • Supplied with 2 sets of screws (M2.5 x 5 & M2.5 x 7)
              • Includes Stylus brush 
              • Also available with integrated headshell or verso version

Ortofon 2M Red Moving Magnet Cartridge

The 2M Red is one of our most popular cartridges, due to its exceptional quality and accessible price point. The name comes from the type of cartridge that it is, two M's - MM, which stands for Moving Magnet. The 2M Red is the entry-level 'colour' model in the 2M series and features the same Ortofon-specific split pole pins found in all models in the 2M range. This innovative invention allows moving magnet cartridges to perform with flat frequency response, similar to how a moving coil cartridge operates. 

The design of the 2M Red has been optimised in order for the cartridge to be easily mounted, while the weight and size of the cartridge should fit most common turntables found on the market today. The 2M Red from Ortofon offers high-quality performance, capable of relaying vinyl sound through a large assortment of playback systems, and with a wide range of phono pre-amplifier, making it a flexible and enjoyable sonic experience.

Who is Ortofon?

Ortofon is a Danish manufacturer of high-quality phono cartridges, designed to get the very most out of your vinyl collection from a variety of price points. Ortofon cartridges, both Moving Magnet and Moving Coil configuration are commonly found supplied with high-quality ProJect turntable models, but Ortofon cartridges sound exceptional with any compatible turntable


 Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec. 5.5mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz  1.5dB 
 Channel separation at 1 kHz 22dB 
 Channel separation at 15 kHz 15dB 
Frequency range at - 3dB  20Hz - 22,000Hz 
 Frequency response FIM distortion at recommended                                 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 Black/Red 
 Cartridge weight 7.2g

Providing your item is in stock, the order is usually dispatched within 24 hours. Postage and packing is completely free for orders over £100*. Out of stock items will be dispatched as soon as they become available, out of stock items can take between 4 to 21 days for dispatch.


Orders are sent via our couriers' DPD on a next-day-delivery service and usually, take between 1 and 3 days. 


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*We ship free of charge to mainland UK addresses, excluding the Scottish Highlands or 'Out-Of-Reach' Scottish locations. Please consult the post-codes below to see if your location falls within this category. If you are still unsure, please contact us on 01432 354921. We also ship to Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Scilly Isles, Scottish Isles and Scottish Highlands, however, delivery to these locations will incur a charge and can only be sent via a 2-day service.