The 2M Blue is the second cartridge of this new and already famous 2M range of the Danish constructor. This range was designed in partnership with the Moller Jensen Design agency, which has developed other high-end products such as the Ortofon Mc Jubilee and Kontrapunkt cartridges!
All the models in this series (4 in total) feature a magnetic system that comprises a divided magnet. This is not really a new technology as Ortofon invented it and already proposed it on the 500 models, but here it has been specially improved and optimised, noticeably reducing the distortion and particularly improving the linearity and extent of the frequency response especially in the treble which is often the weakness of moving magnet cartridges. The intention of the manufacturer was clearly to propose a moving magnet cartridge with performances close to the ones achieved by a moving coil. It features the generator of the 2M Red, but its very high quality stylus has a fairly complex profile called Nude elliptical.
The dynamic range is outstanding, the top of the spectrum is highly defined with no sharpness, the bass is much deeper than on the 2M Red but always with a great deal of expression and precision. The voices sound like they are in the room and very expressive. The detail of the sound quality is one of the most demonstrative in this price range. It boasts much less surface noise than the 2M Red and its balance is much more realistic. Outstanding value for money!
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Output: 5.5 mV
Channel separation at 1 kHz: 22 dB
Frequency response at -3dB: 20 Hz/25 KHz
Compliance: 20 Um/Nm
Stylus: Nude Elliptical
Tracking force: 1.6g-2.0g
Optimum tracking force: 1.8g
Internal impedance: 1.3 kOhm
Internal inductance: 700 MHz
Load resistance: 47 KHz
Load capacitance: 150-300 pF
Weight: 7.2 g
Replacement stylus: 2M Blue or 2M Red stylus