Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge MM Cartridge

Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge

MM Cartridge

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£94
"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.

Lowest price guaranteed!

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

Buy now, pay later available
by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call our Telesales team for details.

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

All products that are available to purchase on the Richer Sounds website can be delivered free to blind, partially sighted or those with a disability.

Please contact web after sales for more info.
For delivery of in-store only deals, please contact your local store for more details.
T&Cs apply - see our delivery page.
"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.
Brand Ortofon
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound, fantastic detail. So happy I chose this cartridge, much loved vinyl hasn’t sounded so good.
Date published: 2020-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly outstanding Held off upgrading my cartridge for too long - should have done this year's ago. And Richer Sounds were spot on with their recommendation.
Date published: 2020-06-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from So so performance I bought this on the back of selling my shure v15 mkIII and deciding to buy a new cartridge and stylus after a few upgrades to my stereo system.Ive got a sony ps4300 direct drive turntable circa 1970's this was the technics of its day and to mind still beats any technics, which I've had for years even sold a pro-ject because I preferred this. Anyway I digress the cartridge was easy enough to fit (having set up plenty in the past) this was relatively easy and fuss free and up and running in not less than 10 mins (wow did I do it wrong). Anyway I like a bit of status quo (I dont apologise for that) so piledriver came out and played, theres a beautiful track on side one called 'A Year' it's a dark yet soulful slice of quo at their best and the playing is superb,when I had the shure on it picked up all the nuances of the track from the quiet contemplation to the loud crescendo of Messrs Parfitt & Rossi's twin telecasters and the warm soulful vocals, unfortunately with the ortofon none of that is there it's not as clear it's kinda muffled and muddied and just hasn't got what it takes to pick out the detail like the shure I know it's a different cartridge &stylus but the ortofon leaves the music feeling cold. I also tried rory Gallagher's tattoo and same again lifeless....I also had a problem when it was delivered as the box had been opened before it came to me, a quick email to richer sounds and got a tenner refund...overall great service but in no way shape or form do I recommend the ortofon
Date published: 2020-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value cartridge I had not used my ancient Technics SL150 with ADC carbon fibre arm and ADC xlm cartridge for about 20 years. Bought this cartridge to get it back in use. Excellent choice. Great value for money
Date published: 2020-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing clarity I installed my Ortofon 2M cartridge in 10 minutes all set up. It sounds amazing, full of detail and transparency. A very good choice for me. A worthwhile upgrade.
Date published: 2020-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect fit I was looking for a cartridge that would fit in my Goldring Lenco GL78 tone arm, as this is quite a large head shell, it needed something substantial to not look odd, I always use the OM series in my other decks, but that looked ridiculous in the Lenco. So I opted for the 2m instead. I am very pleased, looks good, and sounds stunning, and as usual, Richer sounds were just incredible, quick dispatch and full updates on delivery. 10/10
Date published: 2020-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ortofon 2M Red I needed to replace the AT 95 phono cartridge, bought only a year or so ago, damaged in our recent house move. On the advice of the knowledgeable man at Richer Sounds, I bought the Ortofon 2M Red and am delighted I did so. The sound produced on my Thorens/SME deck is impressive - much more detail, far fewer pops and crackles from the surface of my old LPs
Date published: 2020-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New lease of life. I have a 40 year old Sony PS-X600 record player which has recently been taken out of storage and needed a new Ortofon stylus. I was delighted when Richer Sounds ordered one for me and was over the moon to hear my treasured record player sounding wonderful. A new lease of life.
Date published: 2020-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sounding cartridge Replaced Rega Elys 2 on my Rega RP3 and prefer the Ortofon, nice smooth sound and lots of detail.
Date published: 2019-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing sound I bought a replacement for my old Shure cartridge because getting a new stylus had become a problem. Wish I had changed to Ortofon ages ago. The improvement in sound makes me well up. I'm delighted.
Date published: 2019-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Massive Improvement Really wish I'd done this upgrade years ago. Has improved my turntables sound massively, I heartily recommend this affordable cartridge. You never know In a year or so's time I might upgrade the stylus to the Ortofon Blue :-)
Date published: 2019-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ortofon 2M cartridge - beautiful, balanced sound, I bought the Ortofon 2M cartridge a few weeks ago. I found it easy to fit. Once in place, it brought my old LPs back to life: in particular the medium range frequencies are beautiful and I hear detail that had disappeared years ago with my previous cartridge, especially on "busy" recordings (jazz big band, classical orchestral music, rock with loads of saturation).
Date published: 2019-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW! A big improvement over the standard cartridge I bought a Denon DP- 300 F about a year ago from R.S. and was quite underwhelmed with the sound. I felt it was quite thin and missing something. So much so, I only bought 2 vinyl albums and wasn't going to purchase anymore. After doing some research I found that a cartridge upgrade might help so I got an Ortofon 2m Red. Wow! what a difference, whatever the something missing was, the 2m Red found it. Much more detail and depth to the sound. I might try a 2m Blue stylus when a replacement stylus is needed. A great buy.
Date published: 2019-09-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely open sound Bought this to replace a very old Audio technica cartridge and the difference is massive. Much more detailed and open sound. Great value and exceptional service in the Edinburgh branch - thanks!
Date published: 2019-08-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from affordable quality very happy with my Ortofon 2M Red, it sounds great and didnt cost the earth
Date published: 2019-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing, high quality, great value products I used to be a bit of a sceptic when it came to hi-fi and the quality that can be achieved with different equipment. Being on a limited budget - I thought - buy best amplifier, speaker cable, inter connects etc as possible - and there you go - the result really couldn't be improved that much and any more money spent would be wasted 'chasing' fractional and barely recognisable differences in output.... Well - I am wrong! I recently did some research and visited Richer sounds in Newcastle and opted for upgrading my speakers to Mission LX-2s which are quite incredible and have completely changed the quality of sound for vinyl and CD play. I am - to be honest - astonished! I then wanted to upgrade the stylus on my TEAC TN300 turntable and after a bit more research - visited the Newcastle and bought an Ortofon 2M Red stylus and cartridge. Now back at home - new stylus fitted - again - a game changer! Wow!....thanks a million - fantastic upgrade! In summary, my dad introduced me to Richer Sounds some 30+ years ago at the original London Bridge store and I have been a lifelong buyer from this superb company. Friendly staff, fantastic advice, always approachable and never condescending and all I ask to anyone is - Why go anywhere else?
Date published: 2019-07-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tone arm now looks like a ship from star trek Explanation in shop could have been a bit clearer as with regard to changing cartridge. I managed to pull the wires away from the solder points and needed a resolder so the new cartridge could then be fitted, so the new cartridge cost a total of £140.00, funny thing is that I only really needed a stylus. However needless expense aside, the new cartridge helps gives a richer, clearer and fuller sound to my Vinyl.
Date published: 2019-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantasic improvement on the old one it replaced Have used Ortofon before so I knew the new cartridge would be just what I wanted.
Date published: 2019-05-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Improved sound on my Technics 1210 I've had this Cartridge for about 2 months now and have really noticed an improvement in sound quality compared to the old Stanton Stylus I was previously using. I love listening to old 60s-70s music and can hear more breadth of sound than previously.
Date published: 2019-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound but fiddly to install Fitted to a linn basik plus it only just fits in the headshell so installation is a bit fiddly. But once installed and tracking weight set to 1.8g it sounds fantastic even on old heavily used records
Date published: 2019-01-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent quality This has upgraded my hi fi system and has met all my expectations
Date published: 2019-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful sound to match the top quality service Purchased this new cartridge last month to replace a worn out Stanton on my 20yr old Technics 1210. Great help in-store (Sheffield) good knowledge of the product and the whole transaction was quick and simple. Incredible upgrade in sound quality. Cannot wait to play all my old vinyl!!
Date published: 2019-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What more could you want Wanted a new cartridge for my sons deck as a present. Got first rate advice from the super friendly staff at Nottingham shop, the item I decided on, an Ortofon 2M Red was not in stock, they took my details and the very next morning it arrived at my home. Perfect.
Date published: 2018-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic cartridge For some reason, I’m hooked on Ortofon cartridges. They really do deliver the goods, and this is no exception. It’s the perfect upgrade for my Audio Technica LP5 turntable.
Date published: 2018-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Upgrade I bought this as they didn't have any of the Goldrings in stock But I am glad they didn't as this a very good cartridge for the price and the service was top notch as aways.
Date published: 2018-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Much improved sound from the original one that come as standard
Date published: 2018-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great cartridge Very happy with 2m red, great product. Very good service from richer sounds, happy customer.
Date published: 2018-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great upgrade to standard cartridge Bought this to replace the cartridge that came with my Denon turntable, after reading the reviews from others I went with it and I am glad I did, huge difference to the sound quality of the turntable.
Date published: 2018-07-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good sound great seperation cartridge is pretty good high and mid ranges are great so alightly lacking in the bottom end
Date published: 2018-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product, competitive price & quick deliver Price was not hugely cheaper than everyone else but competitive. Great product and arrived quickly.
Date published: 2018-06-21
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Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 66.
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For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. Find out more

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All products that are available to purchase on the Richer Sounds website can be delivered free to blind, partially sighted or those with a disability.

Please contact web after sales for more info.
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