For optimized fit on low-profile turntables

2MR Red

The Ortofon 2MR series is designed with a newly developed cartridge housing for optimized fitting on low-profile turntables. With its ultra-slim 3mm height reduction, seamless integration is guaranteed. The cartridge's slimline body eliminates the need for spacers or modifications, ensuring quick, easy mounting with just two screws.

Experience unmatched compatibility with all 2M styli and revel in the high-performance motor system featuring quad coils and split pole pins, exclusive to genuine Ortofon cartridges.



2MR Red

Step into
the music

Taking a step into music itself

Accuracy level

With the 2MR Red you will hear the music come to life on its own terms. It is like taking a step into the music itself. This is our entry-level cartridge in the series, but what an entry. The  2MR Red delivers an open, dynamic sound with a slight touch of warmth.

Designed for low-profile turntables


The Ortofon 2MR Red features a specially designed cartridge housing tailored for turntables and tonearms like Rega, matching their requirement for low-form factor cartridges.

With its narrow cartridge housing, it seamlessly integrates without a need for modifications or spacers under the tonearm, enabling quick and easy mounting with just two screws.

100% compatibility with all 2M styli

Tailor your listening experience

Additionally, the 2MR maintains the hallmark of interchangeability, allowing you to explore your records in greater depth and detail. Begin your musical journey with the 2M Red stylus, taking your first step into the world of captivating sound. As you delve deeper into your vinyl collection and upgrade to the series, you'll feel the music come alive, experiencing the pinnacle of audio perfection with the 2M Black LVB stylus, where the sound is so precise and detailed that it feels like you've invited the artist into your home.

Hear the music come to life


The 2MR Red features a high-performance motor system with quad coils and Ortofon’s very own invention: the split pole pins with a copper wire that gives you a sound reproduction so precise only your heart dares skip a beat.

The engine provides an increased output of 5.5 mV, an optimized sound reproduction, and a high level of sonic accuracy. With the 2M Red you will hear the music come to life on its own terms. It is like taking a step into the music itself. This is our entry-level cartridge in the series, but what an entry.


  • Output voltage at 1 kHz, 5cm/sec
    5.5 mV
  • Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force
    70 μm
  • Compliance, dynamic, lateral
    18 μm/mN
  • Stylus type
    Elliptical on Aluminium cantilever
  • Tracking force, recommended
    1.8 g
  • Coil wire material
  • Cartridge weight
    6 g
  • 2MR cartridge weight
    6 grams
  • Recommended load resistance
    47 kOhm
  • Recommended load capacitance
    150 – 300 pF
  • Replacement stylus

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