Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge

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Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 108.
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Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge

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"Ortofon cartridges are very informative and well extended at both frequency extremes and this one seems to fit that pattern. In fact the treble is notably clean and tidy, full of life without ever becoming strident or harsh." Tech Radar.

A great first upgrade

If you're looking for a step-up in performance from your existing budget cartridge then the Ortofon 2M Red is hard to beat. Featuring Ortofon's unique split pole pins, the 2M Red gives an even and balanced response making the music sound as natural as possible. The highly polished, tipped elliptical diamond gives excellent tracking without causing excessive wear to your vinyl, and as it's supplied with a simple to use fitting kit, swapping it over is easy.

Already used as standard on many mid-range turntables, the Ortofon 2M Red is the ideal upgrade.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great upgrade for my turntable Upgraded from ortofon 5e and absolutely love this. Maybe go blue next time!
Date published: 2022-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A revelation after the AT95E Our cleaner 'dusted' my record deck and completely destroyed the Audio Technica, so a replacement was required for my aged Thorens TD150 MkII. I'd sort of fell out of love with vinyl - watching music on YouTube is so much easier. YouTube got me looking at cartridge reviews however, and with renewed enthusiasm I set about fixing up the TD150. First a new belt, then a bit of a polish, a new mat, some setup tools and finally the cartridge and some new cartridge leads. It seems I got the wiring right as it worked straight away. I'd forgotten how good my old LPs sounded! A much broader soundstage than before, more rounded treble without the harshness I remember from the AT. The bass was there too - but controlled and crisp. Great that the upgrade path is so easy with this cartridge - it's all in the stylus. I may get even more enthusiastic with the credit card in future - but for now, this is fabulous!
Date published: 2022-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vinyl heaven I had gone in to the Glasgow store to purchase a slightly lower cost model Ortofon cartridge however there was an issue with the one they had in stock and so they reduced the price of the 2M red cartridge. Customer service above and beyond. As a replacement for a thirty year old Arcam P22 cartridge I really cannot fault the 2M red in terms of performance when attached and set up on my SME 3009 II tonearm, the only small gripe I would have is that the cartridge weight is not noted in the specification booklet that accompanied it however a quick search online soon solved that question. 7.2 grams in case you’re wondering. I am now discovering elements of my vinyl that were previously hidden.
Date published: 2022-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pure quality Vinyl seemed old hat when the convenience of CD's arrived and they in turn gave way to the mp3 format. Each time we sacrificed quality for convenience. In these budget conscious times audiophiles can reclaim that quality sound by purchasing the Ortofon 2m red. The difference is amazing, if I had the disposable income I might have upgraded even more but I can't take anything away from this product the sound quality is brilliant. Don't sweat the purchase, I love it and advise anyone to commit to Ortofon red, you won't regret it.
Date published: 2022-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent upgrade for a vintage Pioneer turntable I purchased this cartridge as an upgrade for a Pioneer PL-112D I am refurbishing. It is a modern looking cartridge (perhaps too modern for the vintage turntable...but I am after better sound not authenticity!) I found it easy to fit and align in the Pioneer headshell: its casing is solidly built and the captive nuts make attachment a doddle. To my ears the sound extends well to both frequency extremes. The treble is clean and bright, the midrange is expressive: these two characteristics combined render vocals warmly. The bass is not quite as full as other cartridges I have heard but overall it provides good texture, blending well with the higher frequencies. All in all I am very happy with my purchase.
Date published: 2022-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loving the quality Bought as an upgrade and I'm not disappointed. Clearly follow instructions and guides for alignment and balance and you'll be laughing. Looks nice too and a definite improvement on my previous cartridge. Expensive though!
Date published: 2022-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! Bought the Ortofon 2m red from you a few weeks ago to replace an oldish Audio Technica AT95E with an EX stylus and was immediately impressed. Today just to make shure I reinstalled the AT95EX to make sure and it sounded lifeless. The only problem I've had is setting the tracking weight. The 2m red is quite a bit heavier and had to drill a few extra holes in the headshell to lighten it also adding a bit to the balance weight as well. Still using the Limit DJ 3500SE deck I bought from you in the early 2000's!
Date published: 2022-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great in out somewhat old deck and we are en Neede a new cartridge but unsure what to buy and how to fit The Ortofan was recommended fttited at Watford - not sure we cold have don it ourselves so staff ensured hat we got the right sound for us
Date published: 2022-03-08
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