The prestigious and centenary Danish company Ortofon has just launched a new range of moving magnet pickup cartridges (MM) that updates its celebrated 2M Series, recognized as the greatest exponent of products of its class in quality/price ratio and musicality: 2MR Series. They make it up 7 models: the stereophonic 2MR Red, 2MR Blue, 2MR Bronze, 2ME Black and 2MR Black LVB 250 and the monophonic 2MR 78 and 2MR Mono, all of which are equipped with stylish housings specially designed to achieve a seamless integration (and therefore without the need for modifications or spacers) in latest generation turntables and arms that require capsules of compact dimensions.
In line with Ortofon’s tradition of permanent technical innovation in search for sound excellence in their proposals, the 2RM benefit unique technologies of the Scandinavian company, such as a signal generation system Very high performance with four coils and split polar pins, in order to minimize turbulent currents. To this we must add the use of shock absorbers advanced rubber pads and, in practical terms, full compatibility of the reading tips with those of the 2M Series. Regarding the specific characteristics of each capsule, let us first highlight that the flagship of the range, the 2MR Black LVB 250 (in honor of the 250th birthday of the legendary German composer Ludwig van Beethoven) mounts a diamond reading tip Nude Shibata in a boron cantilever, a combination used in Ortofon’s own much more expensive MC Cadenza Black moving coil cartridge, to which is added a sophisticated suspension based on an advanced nanometric filler called MWCNT (“Multi Wall Carbon Nano Tubes”).
For its part, the 2MR Black It also incorporates a Nude Shibata reading tip, although with an aluminum cantilever and a very high quality suspension, while the 2MR Bronze shares the same specifications except for a Nude Fine Line needle. Finally, the very affordable 2MR Blue and 2MR Red They incorporate a Nude Elliptical and Elliptical needle respectively. For its part, the 2MR Mono includes a Nude Spherical tip, while the 2MR 78 (designed to read 78 rpm Shellac records) does the same with a Spherical, in both cases supported by an aluminum cantilever.