I have finally pulled the trigger about purchasing something on a higher performance level. All defect claims must be returned directly to the ortofon authorised partner or dealer in the country or geographical area in which the product was originally purchased. Exploring ortofon s 2m lineup the audio beat, august 2016 by marc mickelson. Originally i was looking at a 2m blue but was offered a price on the bronze that i just could not say no to. I understand there is a breakin period of at least 50 hours for this stylus. The ortofon 2m line of cartridges, the red, blue, bronze and black.
The main upgrade is the nude elliptical stylus the diamond stylus is directly attached to cantiliever with no mounting block or shank, resulting in a more accurate and forgiving output. The 2m blue adds more dynamics and resolution, sounds more open and reproduces more details compared to the 2m red model. Im using ortofon 2m blue with 47k load obviously and 48db gain gain 1 h, gain 2 l. Ortofon 2m red to blue upgrade steve hoffman music forums.
Geben sie ihr modell ein, um sicherzustellen, dass dieser artikel passt. Vta setting on sl1210m5g with 2m blue and thick mat. Phono cartridge comparison grado gold1, ortofon 2m blue. However, the only alignment that works on the crosshairs is very different from what most people on this site say is the correct setup for this combination. Finally, the 2m blue has more surface noise compared to the denon dl110. The ortofon 2m blue phono cartridge extends the performance of the 2m red by upgrading its stylus to a nude elliptical diamond. I have never before installed a cartridge, and i must admit the thought of. The 2m blue verso model is an alternative product for bottom mount headshells to find the recommended ortofon replacement cartridge for your turmtabletonearm please check out replacement cartridges selector. Installation was a breeze, and so was alignment after i finally figured out.
Improve your vinyl experience with ortofon cartridges. The 2m blue uses the same structures but employs a highly polished nudeelliptical stylus for much better tracking and quieter reproduction, as it reaches deeper into the records grooves. The entire 2m series features ortofon s split pole pins, an invention which enables moving magnet cartridges to have a flat frequency response as with a moving coil cartridge. Upgrading from a ortofon 2m red to a 2m bronze bliss. This video will guide you through the steps needed to change the stylus on an ortofon 2m and om cartridge. Ortofon styli have a stylus guard which is designed to be easily replaced and removed without risking contact to the fragile stylus assembly. Ortofon 2m red to 2m blue cartridge conversion youtube. Rega planar 3 turntable with linn basik lvv tonearm and denon dl110 cartridge, rega planet cd player, sony dvpnc875v dvdsacd player, pioneer dv. Green terminal will always be used for grounding the cartridge housings or motorsystem, whenever connected inside the cartridge.
What youre about to seehear is actually a basic om cartridge. But, ortofon has established itself as a great manufacturer and since they pump out so many 2m carts, and they generally use the same body and stylus in the manufacturing proces i know bronze black use better innards. It came with a brush, some screws and a little screwdriver. Watch this video for a quick demonstration as to how to properly remove the needle. The 2m blue comes with two sets of screws, of differing lengths, a small flat blade screw driver, a stylus brush and the cart it self. Biggest difference between ortofon 2m bronze vs 2m black. Reproduction without prior permission or for financial gain is strictly prohibited. The 2m blue is a perfect match with a system which lacks of life and is mainly on the warm side. I recently upgraded my ortofon 2m red cart to a 2m blue swapped out the stylus only on my project debut carbon with the acrylic platter and have not really noticed a discernible difference yet. This past week i purchased a brand new ortofon 2m blue. We have optimized the design for ease of mounting the cartridge, and the weight and size to fit the most common turntables on the market today. Danish manufacturer ortofon, highly regarded by audiophiles for fair value, wonderful sounding cartridges, has produced a colour coded set called the ortofon 2m magnetic cartridge system. Nel corso degli anni ho avuto diverse testine grado blu, gold.
A switch over to a at440mla in an identical shell played perfectly. Unfortunately, unless youre spending many hundreds of pounds, one of the most overlooked. The om20 is a very natural sounding cartridge to me. Rega rp3 and ortofon blue setup question steve hoffman. Special for 2m red, 2m blue and 2m silver phono cartridges. Split pole pins were invented by ortofon and were originally presented in the 500 and ortofon.
The bronze uses a line contact stylus profile and the black uses a shibata stylus profile, both of which require critical vertical alignment vtasra to get the. Ive always wondered how an om cartridge would sound with a good shibata stulys. I am a long time vinyl collector and have owned quite a few cheaper turntables over the last 20 years. The product in question must be accompanied by valid proof of purchase. The 2m series design has been optimized for ease of mounting and their weight and size fit virtually any current turntable. What one needs is software that will normalize across the files rather than individually. After about a year of changing my mind and research i currently have a brand new planar 3 in the mail with an ortofon 2m blue cartridge. Also available are models with expanded mounting options, such as verso for bottom mount headshells and pnp for direct mounting on arms with universal mount. Ortofon 2m red to 2m blue cartridge conversion turntable lab. The styli are both nude ellipticals of the same dimensions and tipmass but their compliances are different the compliance of the om20 stylus is higher than that of the 2m blue stylus 25 vs 20. The blue is the second from the bottom in the 2m lineup. Ortofon 2m blue owners manual, service manuals and schematics are for reference only and the vinyl engine bears no responsibility for errors or other inaccuracies. I set up my ortofon blue cartridge on my rega rp3 2016 model according to the card included with the rega. The stylus features a nude elliptical diamond and split pole pins with a copper wire.
Ortofon om with 2m black stylus playing dance with me by. The 2m series of cartridges features ortofon s trademark split pole pins, an invention that enables moving magnet cartridges to have a flat frequency response, as with a moving coil cartridge. Finally i had found some time to properly align her and give her a good listen. Stylus protection guard helps to limit stylus damage if the cartridge accidentally slides across a record or if the cartridge is dropped onto the record. The 2m red, at just under half this price, is a very popular choice for a first upgrade to budget turntables and its a good option build. All ortofon cartridges have a colour coding of the terminals, indicating red and green for right channel respectively hot and ground terminal. All in the package for 84,i couldnt wait for a day off to try it so i installed it yesterday evening. Installing new ortofon 2m red cartridge in the technics sl. Well, for 1 thing, you will need to install the proper arm shims to set the arm height. Ortofon 2m blue moving magnet phono cartridge bright audio.
Ortofon 2m blue versus audio technica atvm95ml analog. Overall, the ortofon 2m blue is a good cartridge if it is match with the right stuff. Ortofon s 2m blue moving magnet phono cartridge features a new, improved engine that provides an increased output of 5. Split pole pins were invented by ortofon, and were originally presented in. The ortofon 2m blue is the upgraded version of the ortofon 2m red. Ive heard both good and bad things from it, but is it a significant upgrade from a om5e running on a scratch stylus. Ortofon 2m blue mm phono cartridge shop music direct. The name 2m refers to the cartridges moving magnet design, and the diamond facet body design alludes to the diamond stylus used. With the huge resurgence in vinyl record sales and a cultural move back towards more tangible forms of music ownership, more and more music lovers are buying turntables for the first time, or digging out dusty old players from the attic and reviving them. I found 1 l, 2 h a bit soft and missing something on the top end. Please preserve your products serial number printed on the packaging and purchasing documentation in case you need support for your product. Es ist ebenso hervorragend geeignet fur altere plattenspieler, deren tonarm in. An allpurpose cartridge that delivers open, dynamic sound.1605 1051 791 842 922 989 171 1028 361 693 839 44 253 1072 721 1623 1369 1257 157 1188 196 377 1254 1023 737 561 269 188 162 1419 552 1048 732