Ortofon 2M Series


The four-model 2M line was originally introduced in 2008, and since then the range has been extended to include True-mono models 2M MONO and 78

Ortofon 2M Series

Ortofon 2m series

The Ortofon 2M Series was developed in conjunction with the Danish designer Moeller Jensen Design.

Inspired by the facets of a diamond, whose contours gracefully trace the grooves on a record’s surface, the 2M’s handsome elegance establishes a great combination of form and functionality.

Of course the 2M isn’t just another pretty face. It has been engineered to the highest standards and is congruent with Ortofon’s unrelenting commitment to providing the most precise and accurate reproduction possible without coloration.

The name “2M” was chosen as it represents the abbreviation for moving magnet, MM.

The four-model 2M line was originally introduced in 2008, and since then the range has been extended to include True-mono models 2M MONO and 78, and a new flagship 2M Black LVB250.

Also available are models with expanded mounting options, such as Verso for bottom mount headshells and Premounted for direct mounting on arms with universal mount.

The 2M range has been structured in the same way as the popular Quintet and Cadenza Moving Coil series, as well as Rondo historically, with ascending quality as you move from Red to Blue, to Bronze, to Black.

The spectacular 2M Black LVB 250 has become the flagship of 2M and all Ortofon moving magnet cartridges.

The 2M series was also the last product designed by Ortofon’s former chief engineer, Per Windfield.

The 2M series of cartridges are also available in special versions, as well as offering replacement styli for those looking to replace worn or damaged units.

2m stylus

These versions take the form of Verso models, which suit bottom-mount tonearms, a Premounted model, which come pre-installed on a headshell for those with universal mount tonearms, as well as the 2MR, which features a reduced housing in order to fit tonearms requiring a low-form factor cartridge.

The same 2M quality, expanded to suit a wider range of systems.

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 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.

To get the best out of this feature, remember these rough pairs – Red and Blue, Bronze and Black.

To obtain a flat frequency response, as with a Moving Coil cartridge, Ortofon use split pole pins in the 2M design.

The split pole pins are an Ortofon invention which was originally presented in the 500 and Super OM series, to great effect.

The 2M Red and 2M Blue both use the same engine with split pole pins.

The 2M Bronze and 2M Black use a special upgraded engine, with a silver-plated copper wire.

Ortofon 2M audio Venue

With this improved engine Ortofon have been able to increase the output to an impressive 5.5 mV.

The cartridge body design has been optimised for easy mounting onto a tonearm; the weight and size of all 2M models are well-suited to fit the most common turntables on today’s market and the 2M Red and 2M Blue also have interchangeable stylus units, and replacement styli are readily available in the UK – meaning the 2M range is one of the most flexible series in the world.

Ortofon 2m Blue

Additional information


2M 78, 2M 78 Premounted, 2M 78 Verso, 2M Black, 2M Black Premounted, 2M Black Verso, 2M Blue, 2M Blue Premounted, 2M Blue Verso, 2M Bronze, 2M Bronze Premounted, 2M Bronze Verso, 2M Mono, 2M Mono Premounted, 2M Mono Verso, 2M Red, 2M Red Premounted, 2M Red Verso, 2M Silver Stylus, 2MR 78, 2MR Black, 2MR Blue, 2MR Bronze, 2MR Mono, 2MR Red, Stylus 2M 78, Stylus 2M Black, Stylus 2M Blue, Stylus 2M Bronze, Stylus 2M Mono, Stylus 2M Red



A great Danish success story began in 1918...

In the beginning was the sound track

On the 9th of October 1918, the two Danish engineers, Axel Petersen (1887-1971) and Arnold Poulsen (1889-1952) founded the Electrical Phono Film Company with a few capable and foresighted businessmen who would support the organization financially. Their aim was to explore the possibility of high-class recording and developing one of the first synchronized sound film systems in the world. Under primitive conditions, the two Danish engineers and their small staff had to solve a number of what were considered insuperable problems

Ortofon today

Today Ortofon is a micro-mechanical powerhouse, which develops, manufactures and markets the world acclaimed Ortofon cartridges and components for the hearing aids industry. 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. Ortofon is owned by Danish businessmen and employs a staff of 100 people. The Ortofon manufacturing unit in Nakskov in the south of Denmark has modern machinery combined with experienced operators, so human craftsmanship is delivered with uniform industrial quality.


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