2M Blue Premounted

The goal of any cartridge should be to reproduce sound as closely to the artist's vision as possible, and the 2M Blue takes you further on this journey toward authenticity. The 2M Blue is mounted on our classic SH-4 headshell, making the setup process easy.



2M Blue Premounted

Next level

Travelling to the moment the music was recorded

Accuracy level

The goal for any cartridge should be to reproduce the sound as close to the artist's vision as possible, and the 2M Blue takes you further on this journey of authenticity. With the 2M Blue, you get serious about listening to vinyl.

It's never been easier to experience


Experience the convenience of the 2M Blue Premounted – a smart and refined choice for those seeking straightforward installation and effortless replacement on their S-shaped tonearm. The SH-4 headshell's resilience and stability are enhanced by its slender and refined design. A robust yet lightweight construction, coupled with an ergonomic, extended finger lift, ensures easy handling and pickup.

Nude Elliptical stylus


The Nude diamond is cut in an Elliptical shape, and when it hits the groove it is like travelling through both space and time to the very moment the music was recorded.

For every phase of your musical expedition

Exploring the lineup

The 2M series is built on our philosophy of accuracy in sound. All our experience, know-how, technology, and innovation has gone into making it the series that lets you hear the music the way the artist intended. In every piece of every cartridge, we strive for perfection, and when the technology can’t deliver the quality we want - we invent something that can. To ensure the highest of quality in our product we keep everything close. All our cartridges are designed and crafted right here in Denmark.

High level of sonic accuracy


The engine provides an increased output of 5.5 mV optimized sound reproduction and a high level of sonic accuracy. The 2M Blue adds more dynamics and resolution, sounds more open, and reproduces more details compared to the 2M Red model.

Is it worth the upgrade?

... The 2M Blue is a simple and easy upgrade that anyone can make to add more detail and definition to an already great cartridge. I found myself wanting to listen back to some of my all-time favorite albums, as the Blue stylus certainly revealed a little extra depth and detail that was pushed further back with the 2M Red...

Marc Henshall

Sound Matters

The Ortofon 2M Blue cartridge

... the Ortofon worked fine from new and cold ... well-focused and relatively neutral sound, tidy and tuneful ...
... more focused around a level midband ... could find low bass where needed ...
... 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.

Andrew Harrison

Hi-Fi News

Exploring Ortofon's
2M Lineup

...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...

Marc Mickelson

The Audio Beat


  • Channel balance at 1 kHz
    1.5 dB
  • Output voltage at 1 kHz, 5cm/sec
    5.5 mV
  • Channel seperation at 1 kHz
    25 dB
  • Channel seperation at 15 kHz
    15 dB
  • Frequency response 20 Hz - 20 kHz
    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
    1.6-2.0 g (16-20 mN)
  • Tracking force, recommended
    1.8 g (18 mN)
  • Tracking angle
  • Internal impedance, DC resistance
    1.3 kOhm
  • Cartridge colour
  • Cartridge weight
    7.2 g
  • Premounted cartridge weight
    16.7 g
  • Recommended load resistance
    47 kOhm
  • Internal inductance
    700 mH
  • Recommended load capacitance
    150-300 pF

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