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Ortofon 2M Blue Turntable Stereo Phono Cartridge
2008 TAS product of the year!

Ortofon 2M Blue Turntable Stereo Phono Cartridge

Ortofon 2M Blue
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ORTOFON 2M Blue Cartridge


from http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue39/ortofon2m.htm :
"The 2M series is available in four different iterations, which are divided into two tiers. The 2M Red ($99) and Blue ($199) share the same plastic cartridge body and engine, but where the Red uses a standard elipitical stylus, the Blue employs a polished, nude elipitcal diamond. The second tier is comprised of the Bronze ($389) and Black ($669), which share an advanced Noryl/glass composite body and a more sophisticated engine. The Bronze sports a nude fine-line diamond, while the Black has a top-of-the-line Shibata profile. Both the Bronze and Black also use silver-plated wire internally instead of copper. Styli are interchangeable within both tiers, so the buyer of a Red can cost-effectively upgrade to Blue for only the price of the stylus unit. Ditto with the Bronze and Black."

From Ortofon:

The Orotofon 2M logoThe 2M series were developed in conjunction with Danish designer Møller Jensen Design – the same designer who designed the award winning MC Jubilee and Kontrapunkt series. Inspired by the facets of a diamond, whose contours gracefully trace the grooves on a record’s surface, the 2M’s handsome elegance establishes a great combination of form and functionality.

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 modernname which should 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 Ortofon’s unrelenting commitment to providing the most precise and accurate reproduction possible without coloration.

The 2M series of cartridges feature Ortofon’s trademark split pole pins, an invention which 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.

Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec. 5.5 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz 1.5 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz 25 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz 15 dB
Frequency range at - 3dB 20-25.000 Hz
Frequency response 20-20.000 + 2 / - 1 dB
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force 80 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral 20 µm/mN
Stylus type Nude Elliptical (natural diamond)
Stylus tip radius r/R 8/18 µm
Tracking force range 1.6-2.0g (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 colour, body/stylus Black/Blue
Cartridge weight 7.2 g
Replacement stylus unit 2M Blue (interchangeable with 2M Red Stylus)
5 Stars
2M blue cartridge
Ortofon 2M blue is a great choice for a cartridge. Nice sound, smooth response, easy to install, needle cover safe to attach, nice tracking even with warped records. It takes the best out of your records.
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Reviewed by:  from santiago. on 2/4/2015
4 Stars
Ortofon Blue Cartridge
Excellent - That's what I have to say about this cartridge. Upgraded from a shure. There is no comparison!
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Reviewed by:  from Kingsville, MD. on 3/3/2015
5 Stars
Ortofon 2M blue
Excellent sounding. Doesn't pick up too much noise on my Sansui turntable, and has a really wide soundstage if your phono amp is up to it.
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Reviewed by:  from new Philly. on 9/1/2015
5 Stars
Ortofon 2M Blue
If I had to choose one word to describe this cartridge, it would be "clarity". One can distinguish vocals in a harmony, all acoustic instruments are nicely defined, the low end and high end are quite present, with a concise high end and warm midrange. I'm versy satisfied wit the sound of this cartridge.
Reviewed by:  from VA. on 3/4/2023

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