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2MR Low Profile Cartridge for Rega Turntables (Open Box Special)

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bestselling cartridge line modified specifically for Rega turntables, eliminates the need for spacers / shims
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Open Box / B-Stock Notes

  • exterior grade: 9.0 out of 10 - near mint, very light surface wear
  • item cosmetic note: n/a
  • item function: ✔️ tested
  • item exterior packaging: original, packaging may show damage
  • note: all open box / b-stock items are final sale

#TTLcomponent: 💎Highly Recommended

  • 👉 the 2M Red is our most popular entry-level audiophile listening cartridge at an excellent price point
  • Ortofon's 2M series offers balanced sound, sturdy cantilever designs, & easy mounting
  • NEW 2MR line is smaller (14mm tall) & lighter (6g) than the standard 2M cartridge - designed for Rega tonearms
  • 🔎 when you're ready to upgrade, you can swap the 2M Red stylus with the 2M Blue stylus
  • note: 2MR cartridge body exteriors are identical across the line, but 2MR Red/Blue cannot be upgraded to 2MR Bronze/Black due to mechanical differences. only the 2MR Bronze should be upgraded to the Black stylus.


  • industry standard audiophile cartridges, now perfectly made for your Rega turntable (no additional spacer required)
  • moving magnet (MM) design; Red has a diamond-tipped elliptical stylus, there are incremental upgrades to the styli up the line: Blue = nude elliptical diamond, Bronze = nude fine line diamond, Black = nude Shibata diamond, LVB 250 = Boron cantilever (upgrade from Aluminum,) Mono & 78 = nude spherical diamond
  • slimline cartridge body effectively eliminates the need for tonearm spacers, shims or modifications
  • please note: Ortofon 2MR cartridges were designed for Rega turntables/tonearms, and similar models. they feature a slimmer body specifically designed to work mod-free with all Rega turntables. if you own any other turntable, please purchase a regular Ortofon 2M cartridge
  • balanced, clean output & easy half-inch mounting
  • upgradeable/interchangeable styli: the 2M Blue stylus can slide onto the 2M Red's body, the Black onto Bronze's, & the Mono onto 78's (& vice versa)

"The well-rounded 2M Red is our bestselling listening cartridge in its price range. An excellent choice for your first foray into audiophile cartridges; plus the ability to upgrade to the 2M Blue stylus later. With the 2MR line, Ortofon have considerately expanded their most popular line to account for those who listen with Rega (or similar) turntables, which previously required tedious and expensive add-ons to make the 2M series compatible. These 2MR models make those listener's lives just a bit easier, all while maintaining the standards they set for sound quality & pricing." - TTL


  • specs for the 2MR RED:
  • output voltage: 5.5mV
  • frequency response: 20 ~ 20Hz +3/-1dB
  • tracking force range: 1.6 ~ 2.0g
  • tracking force recommended: 1.8g
  • tracking angle: 20 degrees
  • weight: 6g
  • height: 14mm, or ~.55" (just under 9/16")
  • replacement stylus: Ortofon 2M Red Stylus


UPC: 5705796080506, 5705796080513, 5705796080520, 5705796080537, 5705796080568, 5705796080582, 5705796080575

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