introducing the

2M Red

by Ortofon





“The 2M Red is far more forgiving than the 2M Black, but also less involving, at least in a system context.

The cartridge has an improved engine, which provides an increased output of 5.5mV and an optimized sound reproduction and a high level of sonic accuracy.

The 2M Red features a tipped elliptical diamond and split pole pins with a copper wire.

The 2M Red is an all-purpose cartridge that delivers open, dynamic sound with a slight touch of warmth.”


  • Output voltage at 1,000Hz, 5cm/sec.: 5.5 mV
  • Channel balance at 1kHz: 1.5dB
  • Channel separation at 1kHz: 22dB
  • Channel separation at 15kHz: 15dB
  • Frequency range at -3dB: 20-22,000Hz
  • Frequency response: 20-20,000 +3/-1dB
  • Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force: 70 µm
  • Compliance, dynamic, lateral: 20 µm/mN
  • Stylus type: Elliptical
  • Stylus tip radius: r/R 8/18 µm
  • Tracking force range: 1.8-2.0g (16-20 mN)
  • Tracking force, recommended: 1.8g (18 mN)
  • Tracking angle: 20°
  • Internal impedance, DC resistance: 1.3 kOhm
  • Internal inductance: 700mH
  • Recommended load resistance: 47k ohm
  • Recommended load capacitance: 150-300pF
  • Cartridge colour, body/stylus: Black/Red
  • Cartridge weight: 7.2g
  • Replacement stylus unit: 2M Red (interchangeable with 2M Blue and 2M Silver)