Ortofon 2M BLUE Replacement Stylus

Ortofon 2M BLUE Replacement Stylus

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Ortofon 2M BLUE Replacement Stylus
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Replacement stylus for the popular 2M Blue moving magnet cartridge
& A Simple Sound Upgrade for the 2M RED
Original Ortofon 2M Blue Stylus Elliptical diamond

All 2M cartridges' styli can be interchanged with replacement styli from the rest of the series, but the 2M Bronze and Black have a superior cartridge body, when compared to the 2M Red and Blue. You will therefore not get the full performance of a 2M Black by placing a 2M Black Stylus on a 2M Red body - though the sound will be vastly improved.

Similarly, a 2M Red Stylus will be a notable downgrade to a 2M Bronze or Black cartridge. 

The 2M Blue is a highly enjoyable upgrade from the introductory 2M Red design.

Output Voltage (at 1kHz, 5cm/sec): 5.5mV
Frequency Range (at -3dB): 20 Hz - 25 kHz
Tracking Ability at 315Hz: Typically 80μm
Stylus Type: Nude Elliptical
Tracking Force Range: 1.6 - 2.0g (16 - 20mN)
Recommended Tracking Force: 1.8g (18mN)
Cartridge Colour Body / Stylus: Black / Blue
Cartridge Weight: 7.2g


Ortofon 2M BLUE Replacement Stylus

Today Ortofon is the world leader in cartridges, both HiFi and DJ

This is the result of combining design with technology and the highest level of engineering in the audio industry. Acoustics, materials technology and micro mechanics are key competences in Ortofon´s technological prowess.

Ortofon has its research and manufacturing facilities in Denmark; the production of cartridges and components is carried out at the company's factory in Nakskov, Denmark.

Ortofon is today recognized among consumers and industry professionals as a quality brand.

Today Ortofon is a fine mechanical powerhouse, which develops, manufactures and markets the world acclaimed Ortofon cartridges and components for the hearing aids industry.

Our company has always been working with sound reproduction. Founded in Copenhagen, it initially made soundtracks for movies. In 1948 Ortofon developed its first moving coil cartridge, since then more than 300 different cartridges have been developed and manufactured, with our latest being MC A95 Anniversary cartridge.

We benefit from being established in Denmark, a country recognized for its strong tradition in acoustics and its wealth of other high-end manufacturers, who make hearing aids and acoustic measurement equipment, in addition to all aspects of high-end audio.


Genuine stylus - Original as fitted by Cartridge OEM

Copy/Pattern/Replica - If no longer in production Aftermarket Replacement

a. Nude diamond. The stylus is a whole diamond, specially shaped and glued or fastened to the cantilever.
b. Tipped diamond. Here, a stylus tip of diamond is mounted on a metal shank.It is usually made of diamond - the hardest material known - to give it maximum durability. However, the fact that it is of diamond is not sufficient in itself, for its construction and shape are also crucial
factors in sound quality. Many less inexpensive Hi-Fi cartridges use a so-called “tipped” diamond, where the diamond tip is
mounted on a metal shank. However, such a shank may increase the stylus tip mass and thus impair the cartridge’s transient reproduction, in comparison with a cartridge that uses a nude, untipped diamond. 

Stylus Profile

The SPHERICAL ( Conical ) Stylus
The spherical shaped stylus is the simplest and cheapest to produce and it is, therefore, the most common. Spherical styli can be recommended in all cases where robustness and economy are taken into consideration in the purchase of a cartridge.

The elliptical shaped stylus bears greater resemblance to the triangular shaped cutting stylus that is used when cutting master records.The elliptical stylus is able to follow the groove oscillations more accurately than the spherical type, and its distortion and phase error will,therefore, be less. 

Advanced Stylus Profiles


HE Hyperelliptical , Microline , Microridge , Paractrace , Replicant , FG , 

Various cartridge manufacturers have been inspired by the Shibata shape and now produce cartridges with stylus shapes that give the same advantages as the Shibata. quadraphonic systems never really caught on with consumers, but they have helped to speed up the development of stylus types that improve playback of stereo records in the form of a more precise treble reproduction, lower distortion, and less record wear. 

Advanced Stylus Profiles as used on Hiend Cartridges offer much improved Sound Quality & Tracking almost exactly duplicates the shape of the cutting stylus used to produce the original master disc from which records are made. This enables it to track portions of the groove other styli simply cannot reach. The result is extremely accurate tracking of high-frequency passages and ruler-flat frequency response within the audible range

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