Ortofon 2M Blue Moving Magnet Cartridge

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Ortofon 2M Blue Moving Magnet

2M are designed for precise and accurate retrieval of the information in the record groove. Our philosophy is to play the record sound as accurate as possible, without coloring the sound. We have optimized the design for ease of mounting the cartridge, weight and size to fit the most common turntables at the market today.

The name 2M was selected among several ideas. We wanted a modern name that would be easy to pronounce and to remember, and therefore an alpha numerical name was chosen. 2M means MM, which is the abbreviation for moving magnet.

Of course the 2M isn't just another pretty face. It has been engineered to the highest standards and is congruent with the unrelenting commitment of Ortofon to provide the most precise and accurate reproduction possible without coloration.

The 2M series of cartridges feature Ortofon's trademark split pole pins, an invention that enables moving magnet cartridges to have a flat frequency response, as with a moving coil cartridge. Split pole pins were invented by Ortofon, and were originally presented in the 500 series and Super OM series.

The 2M Blue uses an improved engine, which provides an increased output of 5.5mV.

2M Blue features a Nude elliptical diamond.

Technical Specifications

  • Output voltage at 1000Hz, 5cm/sec.: 5.5 mV
  • Channel balance at 1kHz: 1.5 dB
  • Channel separation at 1kHz: 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 315 Hz 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: 1.6-2.0 g (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 weight: 7.2 g
  • Replacement stylus unit: 2M Blue

We are in the business of creating satisfied customers. We hope you love your purchase, but in the event that you are not satisfied, you may return unopened and unused items within 30 days for a full refund of the purchase price.

In the event that merchandise is not in its original condition, has been opened, or is missing packaging, manuals, accessories or other components a partial refund will be given.  Partial refunds are calculated on a case-by-case basis but incur a minimum 15% restocking fee.

Items ineligible for return: furniture and other oversized product shipped via a Motor Freight Carrier or scheduled delivery, televisions larger than 32”, in-ear headphones, special order items, and any item that has been permanently modified (e.g. spliced wires or custom order cables).

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1. Give us a heads up: Please call 631-585-5600 or email esales@audioden.com to let us know you’d like to return an item. We will give you a RA number (Return Authorization) to include with your order.

2. Ship it back to us: Please pack the product in its original packaging with all original contents and use the original shipping carton and packing materials. Safely and completely packaged returns are less likely to incur a damage or restocking fee. Please consider insuring and tracking your item as you are are responsible for the item until it reaches our warehouse.

Return Address:
Audio Den
Attn: Returns
RA# (Insert RA #)
2845 Middle Country Road
Lake Grove, NY 11755

3. Sit tight! We will process your return as quickly as possible and issue a credit by the original payment method. Depending on your credit issuer, it may take as long as 10 days for the refund to post.


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