The 2M Series is developed in conjunction with the Danish Industrial 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.
The name 2M was selected from among several ideas. We wanted a modern name that would be easy to pronounce and remember, and therefore an alphanumerical 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.
Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec. - 5.5 mVChannel balance at 1 kHz - 1.5 dBChannel separation at 1 kHz - 22 dBChannel separation at 15 kHz - 15 dBFrequency response - 20-20.000 Hz + 3 / - 1 dBTracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force - 70 µmCompliance, dynamic, lateral - 20 µm/mNStylus type - EllipticalStylus tip radius - r/R 8/18 µmTracking 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 kOhmInternal inductance - 700 mHRecommended load resistance - 47 kOhmRecommended load capacitance - 150-300 pFCartridge colour, body/stylus - Black/Red2M standard and 2M Verso cartridges weight - 7.2 g2M PnP MkII cartridge with integrated headshell weight - 20 g2M PnP MkII cartridge with integrated headshell length - 52 mm Replacement stylus unit - 2M Red (interchangeable with 2M Blue and 2M Silver)
Stylus lifetime: with proper care we find that up to 1000 hours is possible without degradation of performance. Please read about stylus care on our FAQ.