Ortofon 2M Blue PnP MkII Plug and Play MM Moving Magnet Cartridge ( with Integrated Headshell )

Ortofon 2M Blue PnP MkII Plug and Play MM Moving Magnet Cartridge ( with Integrated Headshell )

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Ortofon 2M Blue PnP MkII Plug and Play MM Moving Magnet Cartridge ( with Integrated Headshell )
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2M PnP MkII cartridge with integrated headshell weight  -  20 g

The 2M Blue Series features:

  • an improved engine, which provides an increased output of 5.5mV
  • Nude Elliptical diamond and split pole pins with a copper wire

2M Blue Plug and Play model

The new 2M headshell is a practical and elegant solution for our customers who wish direct and easy mounting and replacement on their tonearm.

The combination of 2M Headshell and 2M Series cartridge adds unique distinction to the turntable!


Hi-Fi World, May 2007 Reviewed by: Noel Keywood Score: 5 Globese:

"Exceptional insight and smoothness allied to fine tracking makes this a great buy for those seeking a modern sound"


Hi-Fi News  Reviewed by Andrew Harrison

"...the Ortofon worked fine from new and cold...well - focused and relatively neutral sound, tidy and tuneful...

...not so obviously contoured in the mid-bass and treble, sounding...more focused around a level midband....could find low bass where needed...

"...given rock or jazz material...had a very impressive ability to sound balanced...allowing a performance to be listened into with ease...

...will suit anyone after a more natural sound..."


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  The 2M Blue also manages to adjust its scale between small and intimate and vast easily and convincingly.”a  cartridge that offers a very capable sonic performance and the high regard this cartridge is held in seems entirely justified.” Cartridge Grop Test Winner 5/5 HIFI Choice

Ortofon's 2M Blue catapults moving magnet performance into the modern era. It delivers the high resolution audiophiles expect from cartridges at any price, and does so with remarkable affordability. Like any revealing component, it requires special attention to setup and system matching, but it rewards those efforts in spades. If you're looking for a warm and relaxed cartridge, look elsewhere. If, on the other hand, you're in the market for insightful state-of-the-art performance and moving magnet flexibility on a budget, I can't imagine a more attractive package. Highly recommended—a bargain. Ed Kobesky - Positive Feeback

...The 2M line has become a de facto reference for moving-magnet cartridges...it is due to both the sound quality of the various 2M models as well as the wide price range across the line... The differences among the four stereo 2M models occur in three primary areas: stylus profile, body material, and engine ... with the 2M Blue ...you get the audiophile treatment: a full-range, highly resolving presentation that sounds neither stiff nor unforgiving. In fact, the 2M Blue's balance, both tonally and in terms of overall resolution, may be its greatest feat. It's an easy cartridge to listen to, and even novice listeners...The Audio Beat


2M Headshell features:

  • Universal mount fitting a wide range of tonearms..
  • The headshell body is manufactured from a special compound used for Medical industry, ensures high rigidity while reducing unwanted vibration
  • Elegant hi-tech design
  • Length 52mm. Headshell with a 2M cartridge pre-mounted provides correct Baerwald alignment with Ortofon TA-110/210, likewise with the major part of tonearms with universal mount   
  • Weight 16,9g, weight with a 2M cartridge pre-mounted 20g
  • Exclusive plug-and-play solution


Technical data 2M Blue

Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 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
Compliance, dynamic, lateral 20 µm/mN
Stylus type Nude Elliptical
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)
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 colour, body/stylus Black/Blue
Cartridge weight 7,2 g
Replacement stylus unit 2M Blue (interchangeable with 2M Red  
Stylus protection guard      2M BLUE  





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