Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge MM Cartridge

Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge

MM Cartridge

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£95
"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 14 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

Free UK delivery on orders over £50

Next working day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

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

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call your local store or 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 service from Steven in Glasgow Steven helped me order a cartridge replacement/upgrade. Steven explained a few alternatives and I felt he gave me plenty of his time and expertise. The package arrived a day earlier than predicted. Brilliant service over the phone. The 2M Red cartridge is a worthwhile upgrade on the stock cartridge in my AT LP5. Thank you.
Date published: 2021-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sounds amazing and quality is 5⭐ Fast and good service.. would buy from again.. Friendly member of staff was very helpfull
Date published: 2021-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from value for money, just the job work and sound great would recommend this cartridge
Date published: 2021-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top quality! Great sounding cartridge, good output and clear detailed sound. Easy setup with provided tools. Fantastic service as usual from richer sounds. Free next day delivery at Christmas!
Date published: 2020-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy, great sound I bought these a couple of weeks ago as part of a general upgrade of my system and it's a big improvement on my previous cartridge (an Ortofon OM). My old cartridge still did a great job but the difference is definitely noticeable and although this was almost double the price it was definitely worth it, bringing a new dimension to records that I've been listening to for years.
Date published: 2020-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great new cartridge I’ve just had this new cartridge for a couple of weeks but now have resurrected my vinyl collection. They sound so good
Date published: 2020-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great knowledge and advice I bought a new cartridge for my turntable. The person I spoke to on the phone was very helpful and showed good product knowledge. Was posted to me and arrived in good time.
Date published: 2020-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great replacement for my project turntable I was thinking of upgrading my project debut deck & couldn't decide on a replacement. Decided to just upgrade the cartridge,& stylus. At just over £ 95.what a difference this ortofon 2m red has made to the sound quality of my vynal .
Date published: 2020-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Huge Sound Replaced an old Sure cartridge for Ortofon Red And difference was astounding, brought my Kef speakers to life, clean and rousing sound.
Date published: 2020-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great upgrade from Orofon 5E ! Brought this a couple of weeks ago to upgrade an Ortofon 5E used on a Project Debut that had lasted a good 15 years of occasional use, with much more frequent use in the past 3 years. Quite simply, wow - it has been like hearing my vinyl with renewed subtly, vigour and colour, wish i'd upgrade to the 2M Red years ago. The fitting was pretty simple after paying some attention to alignment and tracking weight I was all done in 15 minutes. With a pair of Grado SR 80e's (also from Richer Sound) Steve Reich's 'Music for 18 musicians' is even more sublime, rasping rhythmic bass clarinets and all. Floating Points 'Crush' is tight and detonating more sub-sonic nitro-glycerine during Les Alpx. Very, very happy with this cartridge - and now getting curious about the 5M Blue.
Date published: 2020-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic service from Plymouth branch Having won a £50 Richer Sound voucher I decided to upgrade my Denon DP300 F to this outstanding cartridge. Even during Covid restrictions the person named J gladly fitted it for free at an agreed date and all done on the same day. This cartridge is worth the effort and the red housing looks great on any black turntable. Really pleased with how it looks and sounds.
Date published: 2020-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vast improvement on sound Replacement wasn't needed I purchased to compare quality and was blown away, awesome.
Date published: 2020-07-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Different sounds After reading reviews i was a bit sceptical about it making a difference but have to say pleasantly surprised so worth the purchase .
Date published: 2020-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sound investment Bought this cartridge to 'rejuvenate' my old Dual CS505-1 turntable, having bought a new amp. Easy to fit, looks the part, but more importantly sounds really good. Has brought the old turntable up to date and is more green than ditching the whole turntable for a new one
Date published: 2020-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Having dusted off my Revolver, I immediately started to wonder if I could improve it at all. Has stock arm and somewhat newer AT95. I was actually after the Goldring E3, but that was out of stock and I was politely steered towards the 2M Red as an alternative. A bit more expensive but still not at all a lot of money. Arrived today, 2 days ahead of schedule, and I tried it straight away. An astonishing improvement. Clarity and separation are massively improved and detail appears that I had no idea was in there. If you're after a decent upgrade at a very decent price then I would highly recommend one of these.
Date published: 2020-07-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great value I had some reservations after reading some negative reviews, but I needed a new cartridge fairly quickly for a Technics sl 1210 I had just ordered, my old 1210 was running on a Stanton 500 and a new stylus is not possible without buying a cheap generic one. Obviously the being aimed for home use versus the Stanton which is aimed at DJs there is a noticeable difference with badly looked after records, but sound wise there is very little in it. This cartridge does not deserve the bad reviews it has had, there are better, but for the money it is excellent and using this has given me the confidence to upgrade to either the Bronze cartridge or a Blue stylus in the near future, I find it quite clean and of a good quality, a true audiophile might want to pay more for something better, but for the money this is an excellent purchase.
Date published: 2020-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New stylus Greatly improved quality of sound on my system good service
Date published: 2020-06-18
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
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Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 83.
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Next working day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

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We offer 6 month interest free options. Call your local store or 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

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