The name 2M was selected from 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.
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 Super OM 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.
The 2M Red Series features:
2M Red Plug and Play model (PNP)
The new 2M headshell is a practical and elegant solution for our 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!
2M Headshell features:
The 2M headshell is available in 2M PnP configuration (2M cartridge pre-mounted on the 2M headshell)
|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 tip radius||r/R 8/18 µm|
|Tracking force range||1.6-2.0g (16-20 mN)|
|1.8 g (18 mN)|
|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)|