Ortofon 2M Blue phono cartridge

Ortofon 2M Blue phono cartridge

"the transients and bloom of the string quartet were reproduced with no trace of coloration or smear. Superb transient articulation and dynamics. Competes with cartridges at double its price." 1

Stereophile Recommended Component Class C 2
Nude elliptical diamond for excellent tracing accuracy
Diamond tip r/R radii: 8/18 µm (.0003 x .0007 inch)
Smooth and capable of prismatic articulation


Ortofon 2M Blue phono cartridge

Retail: $236.00

Upgrade Options: See Related Products.
Product Info


The Ortofon 2M Blue phono cartridge extends the performance of the 2M Red by upgrading its stylus to a nude elliptical diamond. It offers the same lively sound and more.

Ortofon 2M Blue Phono Cartridge Specifications
- Output voltage @ 1kHz: 5.5mV
- Channel balance @ 1kHz: 1.5dB
- Channel separation: 25dB @ 1kHz; 15dB @ 15kHz
- Frequency range: 20Hz-25kHz
- Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz +2/-1dB
- Tracking ability @ 315Hz @ recommended tracking force: 80 µm
- Compliance dynamic lateral: 20 µm/mN
- Stylus type: Nude elliptical
- Stylus tip radius: .0003 x .0007 inch
- Tracking force: 1.6 - 2.0 g
- Recommended tracking force: 1.8 g (18 mN)
- Tracking angle: 20°
- Internal impedance DC resistance: 1.3k ohms
- Internal inductance: 700 mH
- Recommended load resistance: 47k ohms
- Recommended load capacitance: 150 - 300 pF
- Color: Black/Blue
- Weight: 7.2 g
- Stylus replacement: Ortofon 2M Blue

Upgrade Options
- For upgrades and accessories that enhance sound quality and fidelity, refer to Related Products.


Footnote 1: "Recommended 500 Components", Stereophile, Vol. 39 No.10 (October 2016) 65.

Footnote 2: Ibid.

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