2M Blue

Next level
authenticity

2M Blue Verso

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. The 2M Blue Verso model is an alternative product for bottom mount headshells.

Variants

€219,00

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.

Nude Elliptical stylus

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.

Universal fit

Compatibility

Created to facilitate simple installation of the cartridge and to ensure compatibility with the dimensions and weights of today's most popular turntables, the 2M Series offers four distinct product versions:

The 2M is for most common turntables on the market, the 2M Premounted for customers who wish direct and easy mounting and replacement on their S-shaped tonearm, the 2M Verso for bottom mount headshells, and the 2MR, which is designed with cartridge housing tailored for turntables and tonearms like Rega, matching their requirement for low-form factor cartridges.

Split pole pin technology

Features

The 2M Blue features Ortofon’s very own invention and trademark: split pole pins. An invention that enables moving magnet cartridges to have a flat frequency response as with a moving coil cartridge.

High level of sonic accuracy

Output

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.

How to replace M2.0 mm screws on 2M Red Verso

Replacement guide

  1. Remove the stylus with the stylus protection guard from the cartridge body to avoid damaging the diamond.
  2. Using the Torx 8 key, unscrew the black screw from the Verso top plate.
  3. Gently detach the top plate by pulling the screws.
  4. Remove the two countersunk screws from the top plate.
  5. Insert the two M2.0 mm screws in the top plate.
  6. Attach the top plate to the cartridge body by flipping it 180 degrees.
  7. Mount the black screw in the top plate and tighten with appropriate force.
  8. Mount the cartridge on the tonearm using the enclosed tool.
  9. Mount the stylus with the stylus protection guard on the cartridge body.

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

Specifications

  • 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
    20°
  • Internal impedance, DC resistance
    1.3 kOhm
  • Cartridge colour
    Black/Blue
  • 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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