Among the original HOMC (high output moving coil) cartridge designs, Blue Point No.2 acts like an MM as far as your phono preamp is concerned. It thusly blends the impact of an MM with the refinement of an MC. Our classic Blue Point begins the moving coil lineage of our Oyster & Reference Series. It delivers robust, well-defined bass along with invitingly rich mids and airy highs. It presents in hearty manner while maintaining the fine articulation an MC design has to offer.
Over 40 years and worldwide, the classic Oyster Series has left thousands of captivated listeners in its wake. The series is comprised of Oyster (MM), Black Pearl (MM), Pearl (MM), Blue Point No. 2 (HOMC) & Blue Point Special EVO III (H & LOMC) — each capable of delivering a degree of refinement you have yet to hear from your turntable system. The cartridges have established themselves over decades as high-value gems that dependably out-perform listeners’ expectations for their dollar. Marked by honesty in analog reproduction, our Oyster Series remains true to what’s in the groove, impressively and convincingly voiced to bring you closer to your music.
This is the stock replacement cartridge for McIntosh MT-2 and MT-5 turntables.
Mass & Dimension 6.3g, 11 x 16.9 x 27.8mm (WxHxD) Stylus 0.3 x 0.7mil Elliptical Cantilever Aluminium Alloy Coils High-Purity Copper Internal Impedance 135Ω Load Impedance 47kΩ Frequency Response 15Hz – 35kHz Output Voltage 2.5mV @ 1kHz Channel Separation 30dB @ 1kHz Channel Balance <1dB @ 1kHz Compliance 12×10-6cm/dyn @ 100Hz Capacitance 100pF – 200pF Vertical Tracking Angle 20° Tracking Force Range 1.6g – 2.2g Recommended Tracking Force 2.0g Replacement Stylus Unit: none