Ortofon 2M Red Verso

Ortofon 2M RED Verso MM Phono Insert
SKU: 147
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The 2M Red Verso is an alternative product to heads with bottom mounts

How to replace the M2.0 mm screws on the 2M Red Verso

1) Remove the needle with its protective cover from the cartridge body to avoid damaging the diamond.
2. using the Torx 8 spanner, loosen the black screw from the Verso top plate. 3.
3) Remove the top plate from the cartridge body by pulling out the screws.
4. remove the two bevelled-head screws from the top plate. 5.
5 Insert the two M2.0 mm screws into the top plate.
6. mount the top plate on the insert body. Hold the top plate with the dangling threads and rotate the insert body 180 degrees. Mount from the top. 7.
Fit the black screw in the top plate and tighten firmly. 8.
Mount the insert on the arm using the tool provided. 9.
Mount the stylus with the protective cap on the body of the stylus.

Technical Specifications

Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec. - 5.5 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz - 1.5 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz - 22 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz - 15 dB
Frequency range at - 3dB - 20-22.000 Hz
Frequency response - 20-20.000 Hz + 3 / - 1 dB
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force - 70 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral - 20 µm/mN
Stylus type - Elliptical
Stylus tip radius - r/R 8/18 µm
Tracking force range - 1.6-2.0 g (16-20 mN)
Tracking force, recommended - 1.8 g (18 mN)
Tracking angle - 20°
Internal impedance, DC resistance - 1.3 kOhm
Internal inductance - 700 mH
Recommended load resistance - 47 kOhm
Recommended load capacitance - 150-300 pF
Cartridge colour, body/stylus - Black/Red
2M standard and 2M Verso cartridges weight - 7.2 g
2M PnP MkII cartridge with integrated headshell weight - 20 g
2M PnP MkII cartridge with integrated headshell length - 52 mm

2M Series styles interchangeability:

The 2M Series' engines, coils and magnets configurations are not identical: Red and Blue are identical, so are the Bronze and Black and so are the true mono variants 2M Mono and 2M 78. Likewise, 2M series styli are interchangeable within the below combinations:
2M Red, 2M Blue and 2M Silver
2M Bronze and 2M Black
2M Mono and 2M 78

Spare Stylus - 2M Red (interchangeable with 2M Blue and 2M Silver)

Stylus life: with proper care, up to 1000 hours of stylus life is possible without any degradation in performance.

Compatible with Rega TT / TA brand:

The height of REGA brand cartridges from the needle tip to the top surface of the cartridge mount is lower than standard. Therefore, spacers would be needed to ensure the correct alignment of the Ortofon cartridge.
Adjusting the height of the Rega tonearm is easy with the Acoustic Signature pad set. It allows height adjustment from 0.5mm to 3.5mm in precise 0.5mm increments - without removing the tonearm. Simply loosen the screws, insert the AS spacer, then lock the screws back in place and you have a ready to play tonearm.
The 3.2 - 4 mm spacers should be sufficient for a 2M cartridge.