Ortofon 2M Blue

Product Code: ORC029


ex-vat: £ 157.50

The Ortofon 2M series of moving-magnet cartridges (“2M” refers to the two Ms in “moving-magnet”) was developed by the same designer responsible for the legendary Ortofon Jubilee and Kontrapunkt cartridges. The Ortofon 2M Blue is the second model in the range, and features an elliptical stylus.

The 2M series is the latest edition in Ortofon’s long history of great moderate-priced moving-magnet cartridges.

Press Reviews

“I heard a well-focused and relatively neutral sound, tidy and tuneful. Unlike moving-magnets which can sound a little ‘lumpy’ in their frequency response, the 2M Blue was not so obviously contoured in the mid-bass and treble, sounding instead more focused around a level midband. It could find low bass where needed but didn’t draw attention here.”


“Ortofon’s 2M Blue catapults moving magnet performance into the modern era. It delivers the high resolution audiophiles expect from cartridges at any price, and does so with remarkable affordability. Like any revealing component, it requires special attention to setup and system matching, but it rewards those efforts in spades. If you’re looking for a warm and relaxed cartridge, look elsewhere. If, on the other hand, you’re in the market for insightful state-of-the-art performance and moving magnet flexibility on a budget, I can’t imagine a more attractive package.”


“Exceptional insight and smoothness allied to fine tracking makes this a great buy for those seeking a modern sound.”



Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec.
5,5 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz
 1,5 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz
25 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz
15 dB
Frequency range at - 3dB
20-25.000 Hz
Frequency response
20-20.000 Hz + 2 / - 1 dB
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force
80 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral
20 µm/mN
Stylus type
Nude Elliptical
Stylus tip radius
r/R 8/18 µm
Tracking force range
1,6-2,0g (16-20 mN)
Tracking force, recommended
1,8 g (18 mN)
Tracking angle
Internal impedance, DC resistance
1,3 kOhm
Internal inductance
700 mH
Recommended load resistance
47 kOhm
Recommended load capacitance
150-300 pF
Cartridge colour, body/stylus
Cartridge weight
7,2 g
Replacement stylus unit
2M Blue(interchangeable with 2M Red )
Stylus protection guard
2M Blue