Ortofon - 2M Blue - Cartridge
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The 2M Blue is an upgrade from the Red, using an improved engine, and provides an increased output of 5.5mV. The 2M Blue uses the same structures but employs a highly polished nude-elliptical stylus for much better tracking and quieter reproduction, as it reaches deeper into the record’s grooves. The 2M Blue easily outperforms the older, more expensive and very popular OM-30. 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 colouration. 2M Technology The 2M series, consisting of 2M Red, Blue, Bronze, and Black, 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. 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. 2M are designed for precise and accurate retrieval of the information in the record groove. Ortofon's philosophy is to play the record sound as accurately as possible, without colouring the sound. The design is optimised for ease of mounting the cartridge into the most common turntables at the market today. SPECIFICATIONS: Output voltage at 1000Hz, 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 Hz + 2 / - 1 dB Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force 80 µm/mN Compliance, dynamic, lateral 20 µm/mN Stylus type Elliptical Stylus tip radius r/R 8/18 µm Tracking 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 kOhm Internal inductance 700 mH Recommended load resistance 47 kOhm Recommended load capacitance 150-300 pF Cartridge weight 7,2 gram Replacement stylus unit 2M Blue TOP Ortofon - The World Leader in the Cartridge Industry With over 90 years at the forefront of the sound reproduction industry, Ortofon's excellence in design and technology is evident in their cartridge range. Founded in Copenhagen in 1918, the company's first moving coil cartridge was developed in 1948. Over 300 different designs have flowed from the Danish company since that time - each one proudly displaying Ortofon's technical prowess. Experienced workers operating automated machinery ensure an incredibly high standard across the quality range, with consumers and industry professionals across the world recognising them as the pinnacle of cartridge design. From entry-level through to pure audiophile bliss, Ortofon has the perfect cartridge for your turntable. TOP
Technical Specifications Output voltage at 1000Hz, 5cm/sec. 5,5 mV CHANNEL balance at 1 kHz 1,5 dBChannel separation at 1 kHz 25 dBChannel separation at 15 kHz 15 dB Frequency range at - 3dB 20-25.000 Hz Frequency response 20-20.000 Hz + 2 / - 1 dB Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force 80 µmCompliance, dynamic, lateral 20 µm/mNStylus type Nude EllipticalStylus tip radius r/R 8/18 µmTracking 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 kOhmInternal inductance 700 mHRecommended load resistance 47 kOhmRecommended load capacitance 150-300 pFCartridge colour, body/stylus Black/BlueCartridge weight 7,2 gReplacement stylus unit 2M Blue (interchangeable with 2M Red)Stylus protection guard 2M Blue
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