Please note: Ortofon Verso MM cartridges are EXCLUSIVELY designed for listeners using vintage Thorens tonearms and turntables. They feature a bottom-style mount to accommodate older Thorens arms requiring such a design. If you own any other turntable, purchase the regular Ortofon 2M Series.
The Ortofon 2M Red is an evolution and an update of Ortofon's best-selling OM Series of Moving Magnet cartridges. The 2M body,
generator and stylus profile have all been greatly improved and this
great budget cartridge integrates 21st century technology in an
"The 2M Red is the entry level and 2M Black is the flagship.
Their performance is a fitting tribute to Ortofon and chief engineer Per
– Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound
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. The 2M Red uses an improved engine, which provides an increased output of 5.5mV. The 2M Red features a tipped elliptical diamond.
The 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.
The 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.
The name 2M was selected among several ideas. Ortofon wanted
a modern name which would be both easy to pronounce and to remember,
therefore an alpha numerical name was chosen. Mathematically 2M can be also represented as MM, which also happens to be the abbreviation for moving magnet.
Of course the 2M isn't just another pretty face. Engineered to the highest standards the 2M series follows Ortofon's unrelenting commitment to providing the most precise and accurate reproduction possible without coloration.
Verso cartridges mount to Thorens arms that require mounting from below. Simply pull off the Verso 2M stylus (the colored part of the cartridge) to expose the main cartridge chassis. You’ll then see studs that you will screw into the headshell. Once the cartridge is mounted on the headshell, the stylus slides back in and the cartridge is ready to go.