I recently fitted one of these to my Rega planar 2 following a motor up-grade.
It took me under 15 minutes to fit and align and Ortofon seem to have designed it with one eye on the Rega arm.
It probably isn't the most accurate on the market but its strength is the ability to make any record sound good. The tracking is superb, which really is a plus if you play a lot of old vinyl like me.
I like the fact that it has the same body as the 2M blue so offers a good upgrade path by a simple change to the blue's nude stylus.
It isn't the best cartridge I've ever owned but it certainly is the best value.
replaced the factory fitted cart on my genie2 with the 2m red 5 months ago and nearly 200 albums and all spot on no nosie,pops or crackles. the only thing is the treble is a touch harsh at times but that is worse at the same points with the old cart. i guess thats the genie2 showing its limits. over all 10/10 it really is unreal compared against my old �35 one.
fitted this with my yamaha yp700c, bass is really edgy, this may be good on jazz and female vocals but not on rock/metal music.
tried it to my rega p1. excellent. sounds superb, rega p1 is miles better than the yamaha yp700c. highly recommended.
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