The Ortofon 2M Silver phono cartridge is an OEM-model that takes most of the characteristics of the 2M Red cartridge. The 2M Silver's special feature is silver-plated copper coils, the same coil wire material as in the 2M Bronze and 2M Black models, with a reduced number of windings.
The 2M Silver will be an upgrade compared to the 2M Red due to a special rubber suspension and silver-plated copper wire material.
Output voltage 5.5 mV
Channel separation >25dB @ 1kHz
Compliance dynamic/lateral 20/20 µm/mN
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
Equivalent stylus tip mass - 0.5 mg
Tracking force range - 1.6-2.0 g (16-20 mN)
Tracking force, recommended - 1.8 g (18 mN)
Tracking angle - 20°
Internal inductance 700 mH
Recommended load resistance 47 kOhm
Cartridge colour, body/stylus - Black/Silver
2M standard and 2M Verso cartridges weight - 7.2 g
*) Typical value
Stylus lifetime: with proper care we find that up to 1000 hours is possible without degradation of performance. Please read about stylus care on our FAQ
2M Series styli interchangeability:
The 2M Series' engines, coils and magnets configurations are not identical: Red, Blue and Silver 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
Compatibility with Rega brand TT/TA:
REGA brand cartridges’ height from stylus tip to the top cartridge mounting surface is lower than standard. Therefore you would need spacers to ensure the correct set-up of the Ortofon cartridge. Please read about cartridge set-up and alignment on tonearm on our FAQ.
Adjusting the height of your Rega tonearm is easy with Acoustic Signature's Spacer Set. It allows you to adjust the height from 0.5 mm to 3.5 mm in precise steps of 0.5 mm - without removing the tone arm. Simply loosen the screws, insert the AS-spacer, then lock the screws back down, and you're tonearm is ready to play.
3.2 - 4 mm spacers should be enough for 2M cartridge.