2M Red is 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.
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 Red uses an improved engine, which provides an increased output of 5.5mV.