Ortofon 2M Red Moving Magnet Cartridge

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2M Red Moving Magnet MM Cartridge, by Ortofon.

The 2M Red features a tipped elliptical diamond and split pole pins with a copper wire. An improved engine provides an increased output of 5.5 mV, an optimised sound reproduction and a high level of sonic accuracy.

The cartridge body is manufactured from Hopelex, which ensures high rigidity while eliminating unwanted resonances. Ortofon have also optimised the design for ease of mounting the cartridge, and the weight and size to fit the most common turntables on the market today.

The 2M Series provides excellent compatibility when used in an assortment of playback systems and with a wide variety of phono preamps. 2M Red is an all-purpose cartridge that delivers open, dynamic sound with a slight touch of warmth.

2M Red Standard / 2M Red Verso

The Ortofon 2M Red is available in Standard model or 2M Red Verso model. The Verso has twin screws protruding from the top of the cartridge mount, and is an alternative product for bottom mount headshells.

Please choose the correct 2M Red model for your turntable / tonearm. Do contact us if you require assistance or are unsure.

Read more about the 2M Red Verso model.


  • All-purpose, high-quality cartridge.
  • Tipped elliptical diamond stylus.
  • Increased output (5.5 mV).
  • Interchangeable, upgradable stylus.


  • Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5 cm/sec: 5.5 mV
  • Channel balance at 1 kHz: 1.5 dB
  • Channel separation at 1 kHz: 22 dB
  • Channel separation at 15 kHz: 15 dB
  • Frequency response: 20 - 20.000 Hz + 3 / - 1 dB
  • Tracking ability @ 315 Hz 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: 1.6 - 2.0 g (16 - 20 mN)
  • Tracking force, recommended: 1.8 g (18 mN)
  • Tracking angle: 20 degrees
  • 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 / Red
  • Cartridges weight: 7.2 g
  • Replacement stylus unit: 2M Red (interchangeable with 2M Blue and 2M Silver)

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