Award-Winning Ortofon 2M Red Sets the Standard for Entry-Level High-End Moving-Magnet Phono Cartridges, Comes with Audio Additives Cartridge Mounting Kit for Easy Install
The multi-award-winning Ortofon 2M Red MM phono cartridge is as good as audiophile-grade moving-magnet types come at its price point. And in this bundle, it comes with the Audio Additives cartridge mounting kit, meaning installation is a breeze. 2M Red features Ortofon's trademark split pole pins, an invention which enables moving-magnet cartridges to have flat frequency response, just like a moving-coil cartridge. It also uses an improved engine, which provides an increased output of 5.5mV. Last but not least, 2M Red relies on a tipped elliptical diamond stylus, engineered for precise and accurate retrieval of the information in the record groove.
Ortofon's 2M series was developed in conjunction with Danish designer Møller Jensen Design. Inspired by the facets of a diamond, whose contours gracefully trace the grooves on a record's surface, 2M's handsome elegance establishes a great combination of form and functionality. 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.
Audio Additives Cartridge Mounting Kit
Get everything you need to mount almost any phono cartridge with the Audio Additives cartridge mounting kit. Designed for ease of use and able to be re-used time and again, this handy kit contains all the tools and hardware required to mount most of the cartridge bodies on the market, including the Ortofon 2M Red.
Audio Additives Cartridge Mounting Kit Includes:
2x M2.5X14 Stainless-Steel Hex Screws
2x M2.5X10 Stainless-Steel Hex Screws
2x M2.5X16 Stainless-Steel Hex Screws
2x M2.5X.45 Stainless-Steel Hex Nuts
2x M2.5 Small Washers
1x M2.0 Hex Key
—Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound, Editors’ Choice Award
“If you’re looking for a high-value cartridge…the 2M Red is an excellent place to start.”
—Stereophile, Recommended Component
“It’s worth experimenting, because at best this is one of the most detailed cartridges we’ve come across at this kind of price.”
“The midrange is full and expressive, handling vocals with sensitivity and warmth. The bass and treble interact well here, and while we'd like more authority from the bass, it's a minor quibble that we can live with.”
—What Hi-Fi?, four-star review