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Setup and support videos

We have created a list of how-to videos to support our customers, explaining how to set up and align your cartridge. Leif Johanssen, Ortofon's Chief Officer Acoustics and Research, is giving you advice on improving and enhancing your new or existing cartridge by taking you through different set up scenarios.

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Detailed cartridge setup with the MC Verismo

This video is an advanced and highly detailed review of how to set up your cartridge correctly. Leif Johannsen, Ortofon's Chief Officer Acoustics and Research, explains how to correctly set up and align your cartridge by taking you through six main steps. If you have invested in one of our Exclusives Cartridges, this comprehensive video is crucial for making the cartridge perform its best. 

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Phono Cartridge Setup on a turntable with integrated headshell

In this video, Leif Johannsen, Ortofon's Chief Officer Acoustics and Research, explains how to set up and align your cartridge on a turntable with an integrated headshell. For his review, Leif uses the Ortofon 2M Red cartridge, an all-purpose cartridge that delivers an open, dynamic sound with a hint of warmth. 

By following the five main steps in the video, you will ensure that your records are performing their best. 

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Phono Cartridge Setup on a turntable with detachable headshell

In this video, Leif Johannsen, Ortofon's Chief Officer Acoustics and Research, explains how to set up and align your cartridge on a turntable with a detachable headshell. Detachable means that the front part of the tonearm, where you’re going to mount the cartridge, can be taken off. 

By following these five main steps, you will ensure that your records are performing their best. 

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How to replace the cartridge on your turntable

In this video, Leif Johannsen, Ortofon's Chief Officer Acoustics and Research, explains how to upgrade your turntable with a new cartridge. Replacing your existing cartridge with a new one can seem like a complicated process. Luckily, this is not the case! Leif takes you through the process of both dismounting your current cartridge and mounting a new one while explaining the similarities and differences between the OM 5E and 2M Red.

Did you know...
That after about 1000 hours of playbacks on your turntable, your stylus starts to wear out. Not only does this mean that the perceived sound will be significantly worse, but it also means that you risk destroying your precious records. 

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How to upgarde within the 2M Series

In this video, Leif Johannsen, Ortofon's Chief Officer Acoustics and Research, takes you through the acclaimed Ortofon 2M series. When Leif started at Ortofon 15 years ago, the Chief Engineer, Per Windfeld, was working on the 2M Series. Leif joined in on his work, and they finished the 2M Series together. Today, the 2M Series has become iconic for Ortofon.

Based on the original series consisting of the 2M Red, 2M Blue, 2M Bronze, and 2M Black, Leif Johanssen tells you all about our invented color-coding system, the characteristics of the individual models, and how easy it is to upgrade within the series. 

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