Clearaudio Stradivari V2 MC Phono Cartridge
The low-mass Stradivari has a body of aged ebony and coiled wound with 24K gold. It's low-to-medium compliance boron cantilever, fitted with a micro HD stylus, tracks at about 2.8g. The Stradivari traded the Koetsu Vermillion's lush romantic sound for at "leaner, smoother, more literal translation of the recorded of the event." It's "decidedly smooth, liquid sheen" produced a "satisfying sense of musical reelection without inducing boredom," said MF. Just squeaks into Class A. Requires 60 hours of break-in.
Stradivari is synonymous with the absolute master class of creating musical instruments. Our moving-coil cartridge named after the maestrissimo allows a 90dB dynamic range from vinyl. Long-stored old ebony wood provides both resistance against resonances and an excellent well-balanced sound.
SpecificationsTotal mass: 4,4 g
Frequency response: 20Hz – 100 kHz
Stylus shape: Micro HD
Coil assembly: Absolute symmetrical design
Coil material: Gold 24 C
Recommended tracking force: 2.8 g
Crosstalk: > 30 dB
Channel difference: < 0.5 dB
Output voltage: 0.7 mV (at 5 cm/sec)
Coil impedance: 50 Ohm
Body material: Ebony wood