Ortofon 2M Blue Cartridge

£185.00

Brand Ortofon

The 2M Series is designed for precise and accurate retrieval of the information in the record groove

Each of the 2M Series cartridges has its own individual sonic expression, and all five models together represent the ensemble of five classic variations:

  • 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 slight touch of warmth
  • 2M Blue adds more dynamics and resolution, sounds more open and reproduces more details
  • 2M Bronde  adds even more details and resolution but in a very evenhanded way that pays respect to all elements
  • 2M Black is the best of everything, true to the groove with resolution and accurate insight into each recording

The 2M series of cartridges features 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 series 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.

2M Blue features:

- an improved engine, which provides an increased output of 5.5mV and an optimized sound reproduction and a high level of sonic accuracy

- Nude Elliptical diamond and split pole pins with a copper wire

2M Blue adds more dynamics and resolution, sounds more open and reproduces more details than 2M Red 

2M Blue Technical data

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
2M PnP MkII cartridge with integrated headshell weight  -  20 g
2M PnP MkII cartridge with integrated headshell length - 52 mm 
Replacement stylus unit  - 2M Blue (interchangeable with 2M Red and 2M Silver)