This is an upgrade over the Ortofon 2M Red. It brings additional resolution, dynamics and a more open sound. It has a slightly higher frequency response of 25 Khz vs the Ortofon 2M Red's 22 Khz.
Like the 2M Red, this is a forgiving cartridge, so if you have a midrange turntable or perhaps an older vintage table, this is an excellent choice. We do caution that if you are a first-time DIY installer, this can be a bit of a challenge due to the very small amount of the stylus you can see when setting azimuth. It's pretty hard to get this cartridge right using an inexpensive 2 point or paper protractor. We recommend installing with a professional beam protractor like the Feickert, Smartractor, or Sumiko Align-It.