Ortofon - 2M Blue MM Phono Cartridge

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Ortofon - 2M Blue MM Phono Cartridge

Ortofon - 2M Blue MM Phono Cartridge

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Stereophile Class C Recommended Ortofon 2M Blue MM Phono Cartridge Features User-Replaceable Elliptical Diamond Stylus, Plays with Tonal Truthfulness

The Stereophile Class C Recommended Ortofon 2M Blue is an upgrade from the Red. The 2M Blue uses the same structures but employs a highly polished nude-elliptical stylus for much better tracking and quieter reproduction, as it reaches deeper into the record’s grooves. The 2M Blue easily outperforms the older, more expensive and very popular OM-30.

The 2M series of cartridges feature Ortofon’s trademark split pole pins, an invention which enables moving magnet cartridges to have flat frequency response, just like a moving coil cartridge.  Ortofon invented the Split pole pin technology and were originally offered in the 500 series and Super OM series. 2M series was developed in conjunction with Danish designer Møller Jensen Design – the same designer who designed the award winning MC Jubilee and very successful Kontrapunkt series.  Inspired by the facets of a diamond, whose contours gracefully trace the grooves on a record’s surface, the 2M’s handsome elegance establishes a great combination of form and functionality.

2M series is designed for precise and accurate retrieval of the information in the record groove. Ortofon's philosophy is to make cartridges which reproduce the record grooves as accurately as possible, without coloring the sound. The 2M series design has been optimized for ease of mounting and their weight and size fit virtually any current turntable. 

“Superb transient articulation and dynamics.”
Stereophile, Class C Recommended Component

"It's well-built, easy to install – thanks to its pre-threaded mounts – and, with a healthy output, offers a clear and open presentation with plenty of bite."
Hi-Fi Choice



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
Replacement stylus unit 2M Blue
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