Ortofon 2MR Red Moving Magnet Cartridge (for Rega turntables)

$143 $159
By Ortofon


For optimized fit on low-profile turntables

2MR Red

The Ortofon 2MR series is designed with a newly developed cartridge housing for optimized fitting on low-profile turntables. With its ultra-slim 3mm height reduction, seamless integration is guaranteed. The cartridge's slimline body eliminates the need for spacers or modifications, ensuring quick, easy mounting with just two screws.

Experience unmatched compatibility with all 2M styli and revel in the high-performance motor system featuring quad coils and split pole pins, exclusive to genuine Ortofon cartridges.

Accuracy level

With the 2MR Red you will hear the music come to life on its own terms. It is like taking a step into the music itself. This is our entry-level cartridge in the series, but what an entry. The  2MR Red delivers an open, dynamic sound with a slight touch of warmth.


The Ortofon 2MR Red features a specially designed cartridge housing tailored for turntables and tonearms like Rega, matching their requirement for low-form factor cartridges.

With its narrow cartridge housing, it seamlessly integrates without a need for modifications or spacers under the tonearm, enabling quick and easy mounting with just two screws.

Premium and high-end low form factor cartridges for use on turntables like Rega

Newly developed low form factor cartridge housing within the famous 2M series:

  • Slimline cartridge body - Effectively eliminates the need for tonearm spacers, shims or modifications
  • 100% compatibility with the 2M styli - All Ortofon 2M styli fits on all 2MR cartridge models
  • Standard half inch mounting - Quick and easy mounting on the tonearms with just two screws
  • A complete series ranging from Mono to Premium: 2MR Red to High-end: 2MR Black LVB 250

2MR Red

  • Elliptical diamond on an aluminium cantilever with a Premium Ortofon rubber damper
  • Quad coil motor system with four copper coils and four split pole pins
  • With the 2MR Red it is like taking a step into music itself.


Shipping Height 0.09m
Shipping Width 0.12m
Shipping Depth 0.03m
Shipping Weight 0.05kg


  • Output voltage at 1 kHz, 5cm/sec
    5.5 mV
  • Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force
    70 μm
  • Compliance, dynamic, lateral
    18 μm/mN
  • Stylus type
    Elliptical on Aluminium cantilever
  • Tracking force, recommended
    1.8 g
  • Coil wire material
  • Cartridge weight
    6 g
  • 2MR cartridge weight
    6 grams
  • Reccomended load resistance
    47 kOhm
  • Recommended load capacitance
    150 – 300 pF