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Clearaudio Phono Cartridges

Moving Coil, Moving Magnet

Moving Coil

ConceptMC TalismanV2 ConcertoV2 StradivariV2 DaVinciV2 TitaniumV2 GoldfingerStatement

Moving Magnet
Concept V2 Performer V2 Artist V2 Virtuoso V2 Maestro V2
Moving Magnet

Concept V2

Clearaudio has introduced two affordable, high-performance phono cartridges: the Concept v2 MM (Moving Magnet) and Concept MC (Moving Coil). Due to the unique “frictionless magnetic bearing” design of the Concept’s Verify CF tonearm.


The Concept v2 MM is a high-output moving magnet cartridge featuring an aluminum body and based on Clearaudio’s excellent Performer v2 Ebony. Its sound is both musical and inviting, with classic moving magnet warmth and body.

  • Frequency Response:               20Hz – 20kHz
  • Output Voltage:                       3.3 mV at 5 cm / s
  • Chanel Separation:                  > 20 dB
  • Chanel Balance:                      < 20 dB
  • Tracking Ability:                      > 80 µm
  • Stylus Shape:                         Eliptical
  • Recommended Tracking Force: 2.2 g (± 0.3 g)
  • Coil Impedance:                      .66 kΩ
  • Coil Inductance:                      .42 H
  • Load Resistance:                     47 kΩ
  • Load Capacitance:                   100 pF
  • cantilever:                               Aluminum
  • Chanel Offset:                         < 0.5 dB
  • Crosstalk:                               > 30dB
  • Weight:                                   8.4 g
  • Crosstalk:                                > 30dB
  • Compliance                              15
  • Body:                                      Aluminum
  • 2 year warranty

Pricing: $250.


Performer V2 Ebony
    

The new Clearaudio v2 Ebony phono cartridges are the culmination of Clearaudio’s continuous research and refinement of moving magnet phono cartridge design. Building upon the foundation of their popular and critically acclaimed Aurum series, the Clearaudio v2 Ebony cartridges feature new resonance-optimized Ebony wood housing and a more powerful internal magnetic structure.


In comparison to the Aurum series, the v2 Ebony cartridges have greater dynamic range and a more balanced response with greater high and low frequency extension. Their overall presentation bears resemblance to the finest moving coil cartridges while simultaneously building upon the strengths that make moving magnet cartridges the choice of many music lovers and audiophiles.

  • Frequency Response:               20Hz – 20kHz
  • Output Voltage:                       3.3 mV at 5 cm / s
  • Chanel Separation:                  > 20 dB
  • Chanel Balance:                      < 20 dB
  • Tracking Ability:                               > 80 µm
  • Stylus Shape:                         Eliptical
  • Recommended Tracking Force: 2.2 g (± 0.3 g)
  • Coil Impedance:                      .66 kΩ
  • Coil Inductance:                      .42 H
  • Load Resistance:                     47 kΩ
  • Load Capacitance:                   100 pF
  • cantilever:                               Aluminum
  • Chanel Offset:                         < 0.5 dB
  • Crosstalk:                               > 30dB
  • Weight:                                  8.4 g
  • Crosstalk:                               > 30dB
  • Compliance                             15
  • Body:                                     Aluminum
  • 2 year warranty

Pricing: $400.


Artist V2 Ebony
  • Frequency Response:                20Hz – 20kHz
  • Output Voltage:                        3.6 mV at 5 cm / s
  • Chanel Separation:                   > 24 dB
  • Chanel Balance:                       <  .8 dB
  • Tracking Ability:                                > 80 µm
  • Stylus Shape:                          Eliptical
  • Recommended Tracking Force:  2.2 g (± 0.3 g)
  • Coil Impedance:                       .66 kΩ
  • Coil Inductance:                       .42 H
  • Load Resistance:                      47 kΩ
  • Load Capacitance:                    100 pF
  • cantilever:                                Aluminum
  • Chanel Offset:                          < 0.5 dB
  • Crosstalk:                                > 30dB
  • Weight:                                   8.4 g
  • Crosstalk:                                > 30dB
  • Compliance                              15
  • Body:                                      Aluminum
  • 2 year warranty

Pricing: $600.


Virtuoso V2 Ebony
  • Frequency Response:                20Hz – 20kHz
  • Output Voltage:                        3.6 mV at 5 cm / s
  • Chanel Separation:                   > 30 dB
  • Chanel Balance:                       <  .2 dB
  • Tracking Ability:                                > 90 µm
  • Stylus Shape:                          Eliptical
  • Recommended Tracking Force:  2.2 g (± 0.3 g)
  • Coil Impedance:                       .66 kΩ
  • Coil Inductance:                       .40 H
  • Load Resistance:                      47 kΩ
  • Load Capacitance:                    100 pF
  • cantilever:                                Aluminum
  • Chanel Offset:                          < 0.5 dB
  • Crosstalk:                                > 30dB
  • Weight:                                   8.4 g
  • Crosstalk:                                > 30dB
  • Compliance                              15
  • Body:                                      Aluminum

Pricing: $900.

   
Maestro V2 Ebony

“Clearaudio has crafted a better cartridge from every sonic perspective… the Maestro V2 Ebony should be required listening for moving-magnet and moving-coil fans alike.” – Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound, September 2013

“The successor to the redoubtable Maestro Wood, the Maestro V2 Ebony is a sonic improvement in every way. With a higher 4.2mV output and an ultra-low mass Micro HD stylus mounted to a solid boron cantilever that’s identical to the stylus assembly used on Clearaudio’s upper-crust moving coils, the Ebony hews straight down the rich and wide middle of the sonic spectrum. Its overall balance brings symphonic recordings to life, unifying each section into the greater whole of the orchestra. Low-level detail is elegantly resolved. Plus there’s a lightness and speed to the way the Ebony resolves transients. As musical as they come, the Maestro V2 Ebony should be required listening for moving-magnet and moving-coil fans alike.”
— Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound

  • Frequency Response:                20Hz – 20kHz
  • Output Voltage:                        3.6 mV at 5 cm / s
  • Chanel Separation:                   > 30 dB
  • Chanel Balance:                       <  .2 dB
  • Tracking Ability:                                > 90 µm
  • Stylus Shape:                          Eliptical
  • Recommended Tracking Force:  2.2 g (± 0.3 g)
  • Coil Impedance:                       .66 kΩ
  • Coil Inductance:                       .42 H
  • Load Resistance:                      47 kΩ
  • Load Capacitance:                    100 pF
  • cantilever:                                Boron / HD Diamond
  • Chanel Offset:                          < 0.5 dB
  • Crosstalk:                                > 30dB
  • Weight:                                   8.4 g
  • Crosstalk:                                > 30dB
  • Compliance                              15
  • Body:                                      Aluminum
  • 2 year warranty

Pricing: $1200.