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Audiophile MM Hi-Fi cartridge
Standard Version: universal mount MM cartridge (screw centre distance 12.5 mm). Captive nuts. Designed for top mount headshells.
Verso variant: universal mount MM cartridge (screw centre distance 12.5 mm). Specifically designed for non top mount headshell models (e.g. THORENS TP11, TP 14, TP 16, TP63). Bottom mount.
Manufacturer : ORTOFON
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The 2M Red is the low-end of this new and already famous 2M range of the Danish constructor Ortofon.
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.
The very high quality stylus has an elliptical profile.
The dynamic range of this 2M Red is outstanding. the top of the spectrum is highly defined with no sharpness.
The bass is not the deepest there is but has the advantage of being expressive and precise.
The entire sound quality is incredibly consistent.
We can confirm that this Ortofon 2M Red MM cartridge is set to become a benchmark in its range, and a classic. It also opens a lot more doors in terms of upgrades and can be equipped with a Ortofon 2M Blue stylus.
Many manufacturers have already taken it on as a standard fitting in their own turntables!
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Output: 5.5 mV
Channel separation at 1 kHz: 22dB
Frequency response at -3dB: 20 Hz/25 KHz
Compliance: 20 Um/Nm
Tracking force: 1.6g-2.0g
Optimum tracking force: 1.8g
Internal impedance: 1.3 kOhm
Internal inductance: 700 mH
Load resistance: 47 KHz
Load capacitance: 150-300 pF
Weight: 7.2 g
Replacement stylus: 2M Red or 2M Blue stylus
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