Ortofon 2M Blue Cartridge

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Ortofon 2M Blue turntable
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The Ortofon 2M Blue is designed for precise and accurate retrieval of the information in the record groove. Indeed, it is Ortofon’s lasting philosophy to only ever play the recorded sound, without colouration. This unit with a polished nude elliptical stylus is able to track the finest vinyl groove information, and offers an upgrade to the 2M Red unit.

Product Description

To obtain a flat frequency response, as with a Moving Coil cartridge, Ortofon are using split pole pins in the 2M design, to reduce the eddy current. The split pole pins are an Ortofon invention which was originally presented in the 500 and Super OM series, to great effect.

The 2M Red and 2M Blue both use the same engine with split pole pins. With this improved engine Ortofon have been able to increase the output to an impressive 5.5 mV.

The 2M technology
The Ortofon 2M Blue has a nude elliptical diamond which is polished to the highest standards of the industry.

The design has been optimized for easy mounting on to a tonearm; the weight and size of all 2M models is well-suited to fit the most common turntables on today’s market.

The Ortofon 2M Blue has an interchangeable stylus unit – see options.

About the unique 2M design
2M was developed by Ortofon in conjunction with “Møller Jensen Design” from Copenhagen, Denmark – the same designer who collaborated on the award-winning MC Jubilee cartridge, and the coveted Kontrapunkt series.

The inspiration for designing the 2M was related to the facets of the diamond – elegantly concentrating its contours against the grooves on the record surface.

The name 2M was selected among several ideas. Ortofon wanted a modern name which would be easy to pronounce around the world, and to remember. Therefore an alpha-numerical name was chosen…
2M means MM, which is simply the common abbreviation for Moving Magnet.

The 2M range has been structured in the same way as the popular Rondo and Cadenza Moving Coil series, with ascending quality as you move from Red – Blue – Bronze – Black. The spectacular 2m Black has become the flagship of 2M, and all Ortofon moving magnet cartridges.

2M was also the last product  designed by Ortofon’s former chief engineer, Per Windfield. He developed the 2M series over the final 2 years of his 30 year tenure with Ortofon.

Technical Data:

Output Voltage (at 1kHz, 5cm/sec): 5.5mV
Channel Balance at 1kHz: 1.5dB
Channel Separation at 1kHz: 25dB
Channel Separation at 15kHz: 15dB
Frequency Range (at -3dB): 20 Hz – 25 kHz
Frequency Response 20Hz – 20kHz: +2 / -1dB
Tracking Ability at 315Hz: Typically 80μm
Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral: 20μm / mN
Stylus Type: Nude Elliptical
Stylus Tip Radius r / R: 8 / 18μm
Tracking Force Range: 1.6 – 2.0g (16 – 20mN)
Recommended Tracking Force: 1.8g (18mN)
Tracking Angle: 20º
Internal Impedance / DC Resistance: 1.3kΩ
Internal Inductance: 700mH
Recommended Load Resistance: 47kΩ
Recommended Load Capacitance: 150 – 300pF
Cartridge Colour Body / Stylus: Black / Blue
Cartridge Weight: 7.2g
Replacement Stylus Unit: Stylus 2M Blue
Accessories: Stylus brush
Screwdriver
Screws