Clearaudio Talismann V2 Gold Moving Coil Cartridge

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Clearaudio Talismann V2 Gold Moving Coil Cartridge


... it’s got a gorgeous midrange and bottom end, really solid in all senses of the word, superb definition and clarity, and lots of heft and weight. The presentation here is really grounded in the best sense of the word, yet it’s dynamic as all get out, which is no surprise, dynamic range being a house specialty chez Clearaudio. It’s also got terrific rhythmic spring, bounce, and timing despite the lower midrange to bottom weight.


Clearaudio has significantly improved our fully symmetrical MC design, first patented in 1980.We redesigned the generator in a revolutionary way by positioning and doubling the magnets (to 8 pcs.) so the coils are operating in a much stronger magnetic field. Furthermore we have chosen the strongest magnetic material available: super neodymium. Through these achievements, the efficiency has been raised by 30%, which results in an output of up to 0.9 mV at 5cm/sec. All models now utilize the improved V2 generator.

The new Micro-HD Diamond tip provides a hybrid parabolic geometry with a stylus radii of 0.008mm x 0.040mm. The total mass (0.00016g) is a fifth of the previous diamond stylus.

Cartridge body resonances, while tracking in the groove, are minimized through the twelve finger design of the mounting plate, each finger with a different radius. This is the result of our constant research and development.

The cartridge bodies of our 5 models: Goldfinger, Titanium, da Vinci, Stradivari and Concerto are made out of the following: gold, titanium, ceramic coated aluminum, Ebony and Satinee wood. The generator construction of the new V2 moving coil cartridge generation is absolutely symmetrical: mechanically, magnetically and electrically, our unique design. All Clearaudio moving coils use our proven 24 ct. pure gold coils.

Talismann V2 Gold Details
A total update of this Ebony body cartridge, the new version uses the generator and cantilever/stylus of the $2,400 Concerto v2. The original Talismann was the same cartridge included with the Clearaudio sourced McIntosh turntable and it was based on a Denon generator. The new version uses the 8 magnet symmetrical generator, gold wired coils and the Micro HD stylus found in all Clearaudio v2 mc cartrdges.


Cartridge weight: 10.8 g
Stylus shape: Micro HD
Cantilever: Boron
Coil assembly: Fully symmetrical around pivot point
Coil material: 24-Karat gold
Compliance: 15/15 µ/mN
Recommended tracking force: 2.8 g
Crosstalk: > 30 dB
Channel difference: < 0.5 dB
Output voltage: 0.7 mV at 5 cm/s
Cartridge impedance: 30 Ohms
Cartridge body: Hand polished ebony wood with metal alloy internal resonance damping
Warranty: 2 years