2M Red

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Ortofon 2M Red, What Hi-Fi?, Online Review

What Hi-Fi?, Online Review

Rating: 4/5 Stars

"Resolution from this cartridge is more than competent, and the sense of space and inflection sits well"

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Ortofon 2M Red, Hi-Fi Choice, May 2011

Hi-Fi Choice, May 2011

Score: 4.5/5 Stars, 'Recommended' 

Comments of Note:
"...design is striking..."
"Ortofon cartridges are very informative...well extended at both frequency extremes...this one seems to fit the pattern."
"...the treble is notably clean and tidy, full of life without ever becoming strident or harsh."
"Bass is assured..."
"...tracking very confident..."

Ortofon 2M Red, Tech Radar, April 2011

Tech Radar, April 2011

Reviewed By: Richard Black
Score: 4.5/5 Stars

Comments of note:
“Its design is striking and evidently influenced by the facetting of gemstones, appropriately enough.”
“An elliptical-profile diamond is used and the generator assembly uses split-pole pins – these are part of the magnetic circuit and the idea is to improve extreme treble response, which is typically a weak point of moving magnets.”
“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.”
“We found tracking very confident across the recommend downforce range, so settled on the minimum, 1.6g.”
“It’s worth experimenting, because at best this is one of the most detailed cartridges we've come across at this kind of price.”

Ortofon 2M Red, Hi-Fi News, October 2008

HiFi News, October 2008

Reviewed By: Steve Harris & Paul Miller
Feature: Group Test of £60-£100 MM Cartridges
Score: Outstanding Product

Comments of Note:
"...had a pleasing ambience...intimate, trembling quality."
"Bass was in proportion...good detail..."
"...realistic without going into hardness."
"...sense of space was still there even in the climaxes."