Ortofon's 2M Blue is a step-up from the 2M Red, featuring a nude elliptical diamond which retains a close resemblance to the original cutting stylus used to create master records. Ortofon chooses to use a nude diamond starting form the Blue range as this offers greater transient reproduction and reduced mass in the tip of the stylus. These minor changes improve the resolution of the audio reproduction with greater dynamics and a more open soundstage.
Each of the 2M Series cartridges has its own individual sonic expression, and all five models together represent the ensemble of five classic variations. The 2M Blue adds more dynamics and resolution, sounds more open and reproduces more details compared to the 2M Red model.
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 OM Super series.
Improved engine, which provides an output of 5.5mV
Optimised sound reproduction and high level of sonic accuracy
Nude Elliptical diamond tip
Split pole pins with a copper wire
Improved dynamics and resolution, sounds more open and reproduces greater details
Supplied with 2 different sets of screws (M2.5 x 5 & M2.5 x 7)
Stylus brush included
Output voltage at 1 kHz, 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 -3 dB: 20 - 25,000 Hz
Frequency response: 20 - 20,000 Hz +2/-1 dB
Tracking ability at 315 Hz at recommended tracking force: 70 μm