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Ortofon - 2M Blue MM Phono Cartridge

The 2M Blue is an upgrade from the Red. The 2M Blue uses the same structures but employs a highly polished nude-elliptical stylus for much better tracking and quieter reproduction, as it reaches deeper into the record’s grooves. The 2M Blue easily ou...

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(3 reviews)
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Reviews around quality (5.00 of 5)

  • A good quality phono preamp is a must, tube preamp recommended
  • On a budget and on the go, a cheap CD player or an iPod is far better and obviously more practical than a cheap record player, but a record played on a basically decent turntable with a good quality cartridge and needle made by a reputable company is altogether a vastly different kind of experience than listening to a digital source the same way
  • If you enjoy the sound of music coming through your Macbook Pro’s built in speakers using the EQ within iTunes, or if you enjoy the sound quality of your Bose Quiet Comfort headphones, then this cartridge is for you
  • I feel like this is the cartridge that was built and designed for the iTunes generation, who have been primarily listening to digital music throughout their lives and perceive and equate those boosted highs and lows to good sound quality (see
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Reviews around detail (5.00 of 5)

  • The detail is very nice.
  • and I'm noticing better detail in instrument separation
  • Great detail without being harsh

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Reviews around upgrade (5.00 of 5)

  • An amazing upgrade from my audiotechnica
  • I must say that this stylus is a wonderful upgrade to the 2MM Red
  • Nice upgrade from the Red variant.

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Reviews around ortofon (5.00 of 5)

  • so far, I know its far from the best one out there but ill use this one till I can afford a nicer one thanks Ortofon
  • I highly recommend the Ortofon which I have installed on my Yamaha YP 801 turntable.

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Reviews around delivery (5.00 of 5)

  • For price it's a good deal and fast delivery, I was spinning record's 2 days after ordering it, I mite have 8 to 10 hours on
  • I was very pleased with the packaging and prompt delivery

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Reviews around cart (5.00 of 5)

  • The cart REALLY shines when listening to my jazz albums
  • I've always been happy with Ortofon gear and felt confident that this would be a solid cart.
  • I usually don't write reviews but this cart is excellent!

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Reviews around red (5.00 of 5)

  • My lovely Red will be going on my not used as much TT in Living Room
  • If you have the already excellent 2M Red and are thinking of upgrading, the 2m Blue is the obvious choice for any hi-fi enthusiast
  • I really like the 2M blue but have to say that the RED is an exceptional value as well

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Reviews around eff (5.00 of 5)

  • The 2M Blue is just an incredible effing cartdige.
  • Flat out an incredible effing cartridge
  • Clarity, response, and range are so effing impressive

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Reviews around thing (4.16 of 5)

  • Very detailed and warm and if this thing gets better with time I'm going to be VERY happy
  • I have read so many good things about it and have a hard time coming to terms with what I am missing from it that everyone else hears
  • Interesting thing is that I then found several Ortofon authorized dealers in my area that had the cartridge in stock for the exact same price as Amazon.
  • Now, I hear a lot of great things about the Grado, and probably would have been stoked to have that.
  • (And to think after 40 or so hours of playback, supposedly this thing is going to be broken in and sound even better!!)
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Reviews around turntable (3.61 of 5)

  • On a budget and on the go, a cheap CD player or an iPod is far better and obviously more practical than a cheap record player, but a record played on a basically decent turntable with a good quality cartridge and needle made by a reputable company is altogether a vastly different kind of experience than listening to a digital source the same way
  • But I can tell you if you have a cheap or moderate cartridge that came with a decent but not severely overpriced turntable, the difference this thing makes is worth every penny
  • By the way, I use a cheap RP1 turntable and a cheap chinese tube amp with original large advent speakers
  • I highly recommend the Ortofon which I have installed on my Yamaha YP 801 turntable.

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More about Ortofon - 2M Blue MM Phono Cartridge

  • The 2M Blue is an upgrade from the Red
  • The 2M Blue uses the same structures but employs a highly polished nude-elliptical stylus for much better tracking and quieter reproduction, as it reaches deeper into the record’s grooves
  • The 2M Blue easily outperforms the older, more expensive and very popular OM-30
  • The 2M series of cartridges feature Ortofon’s trademark split pole pins, an invention which enables moving magnet cartridges to have flat frequency response, just like a moving coil cartridge.  Ortofon invented the Split pole pin technology and were originally offered in the 500 series and Super OM series
  • The 2M series was developed in conjunction with Danish designer Møller Jensen Design – the same designer who designed the award winning MC Jubilee and very successful Kontrapunkt series.  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
  • The 2M series is designed for precise and accurate retrieval of the information in the record groove
  • Ortofon' s philosophy is to make cartridges which reproduce the record grooves as accurately as possible, without coloring the sound
  • The 2M series design has been optimized for ease of mounting and their weight and size fit virtually any current turntable.  The name 2M was selected among several ideas
  • Ortofon wanted a modern name which would be both easy to pronounce and to remember, therefore an alpha numerical name was chosen
  • Mathematically 2M can be also represented as MM , which also happens to be the abbreviation for moving magnet
  • Of course the 2M isn't just another pretty face
  • Engineered to the highest standards the 2M series follows Ortofon’ s unrelenting commitment to providing the most precise and accurate reproducti