Everything you need to start listening to your vinyl right away comes with the MMF-3.3. This includes the highly regarded Ortofon 2M Red cartridge with replaceable elliptical stylus ($100 value). The cartridge is already mounted and properly aligned. Just plug the MMF-3.3 into your phono stage or integrated amp with phono input, and you're ready to go.
Ortofon's 2M Red moving magnet phono cartridge is an all-purpose cartridge that delivers open, dynamic sound with a slight touch of warmth. It features a new, improved engine that provides an increased output of 5.5mV, an optimized sound reproduction, and a high level of sonic accuracy.
The 2M Red boasts a tipped elliptical diamond and split pole pins with a copper wire. Split pole pins are an invention that enables moving magnet cartridges to have a flat frequency response, as with a much higher-priced moving coil cartridge. Split pole pins were invented by Ortofon and were originally presented in the 500 series and Super OM series.
A review in England’s Hi-fi News magazine praised the 2M Red for its
“pleasing ambience... intimate, trembling quality... bass in proportion... [and] good detail."
Despite its many features and great performance, the 3.3 is quick and easy to set up. Special vibration damping adjustable feet make leveling easy. The high quality gold RCA connectors come with a detachable phono cable. An attractive dust cover and 45 rpm adaptor are included, too. And speaking of attractive, you get your choice of gorgeous high-gloss piano black lacquer or exquisite walnut veneer finish.
3.3's are available in our new classic looking walnut veneer or high gloss piano black lacquer.