Ortofon,a name synomonous with high fidelity sound reproduction,started with humble beginnings in 1918.Ortofon became world famous in 1948 when they developed a new pick up arm and pickup that could reproduce the new method of cutting records that had been implemented circa 1945.The name Ortofon is derived from the Greek words "Orto" (meaning correct) and fon (meaning sound).
In 1959 the Ortofon phono cartridge came to market bringing with it the opportunity to enjoy an era of great musical creativity.In 1977,the moving coil cartridge.the MC20II introduced a new damping system which ensured high tracking ability in the record groove.
Moving into the Millenium,Ortofon has not only survived the ebb and flow of vinyl,but is continuously investing in the technology to ensure that they continue to be a leading phono cartridge manufacturer.
So where does the Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge fit into your world?Firstly,it is an Absolute Sound magazine Product of the Year Winner which shows it has impressed it's reviewers in the industry.The 2M Series is designed for precise and accurate retrieval of information in the record groove....in other words....your music sounds sweeter and more detailed.A record groove is a difficult place for a stylus to travel.However,with an Ortofon 2M Red you come many steps closer to tracking accurately and experiencing the world of vinyl that we all deserve.Music is to be enjoyed....to take us away....and the Ortofon 2M Red cartridge brings an open dynamic sound with a touch of warmth to all of your favourite tunes....and some new ones.
|Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/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 range at - 3dB||20-22.000 Hz|
|Frequency response||20-20.000 Hz + 3 / - 1 dB|
|Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force||70 µm|
|Compliance, dynamic, lateral||20 µm/mN|
|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)|
|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|
|Cartridge weight||7,2 g|
|Replacement stylus unit||2M Red|
*reprint form manufacturers website