ClearAudio Maestro V2 MM (Moving-Magnet) Cartridge, New in Sealed Box

$1,299

Brand new in sealed box, made in Germany.

More details from ClearAudio:

"Clearaudio's V2 MM technology uses ebony as a resonanceresistant body. Other ingredients of the recipe for success are the most effective reduction of moving mass, an optimized polishing technique for the stylus and highly effective cartridge damping."

From a great review by Michael Fremer via Stereophile:

"I then played a superb reissue, on 200gm vinyl, of a 1978 recording of Mahler's Symphony 3 by Zubin Mehta and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, recorded in UCLA's Royce Hall by James Lock and Simon Eadon, and mastered from the original master tape by Willem Makkee (2 LPs, Analogue Productions LAP0117). It made a good case for why all audiophiles might consider adding a great MM cartridge to their arsenals, if swapping out is practical.

The tonal balance was more middle-to-rear-of-hall, but the richness and fullness of the brass and strings were to die for: well burnished, and the Maestro's ability to reproduce orchestral weight surpassed that of many MCs of any price. The horns and violins induced chills; the piccolo, clarinet, and tambourine were somewhat less impressive, but overall, the Maestro V2's speed far surpassed my expectations of MM cartridges, and made up for the loss of top-end air and extension."

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20 Hz - 20 kHz
OUTPUT VOLTAGE (1 kHz, 5 cm/s): ∼ 3.6 mV
CHANNEL SEPARATION 1 kHz): > 30 dB
CHANNEL BALANCE (1 kHz): ≤ 0.2 dB
TRACKING ABILITY 90 μm
REC. TRACKING FORCE (recommended: 1.8 – 2.6 g): 2.2 g ± 0.3 g
COIL IMPEDANCE (1 kHz): 0.66 kOhm
COIL INDUCTANCE 0.42 H
LOAD RESISTANCE 47 kOhm
LOAD CAPACITANCE 100 pF
CANTILEVER Boron / HD Diamond
TOTAL WEIGHT 8.4 gram
WARRANTY 2 years

 

Link to the Maestro V2 on the ClearAudio website

Link to the User Manual on the ClearAudio website

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Item

Included

Original Box

Yes

Manual

Online

Remote

N/A

Cables

N/A

Physical Condition

New

Working Condition

New

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