The Clearaudio Performer V2 cartridge is the first offering from the German brand’s newest range. It includes a number of technical step-ups compared to previous models.
A beautiful ebony housing was used to minimise mechanical resonance. According to Clearaudio, this sounds more natural than standard aluminium and resin housings. A clever balance of the inductance, capacitance, load and sensitivity levels has dramatically reduced distortion and crosstalk, while increasing the output level and frequency response. These results were achieved by changing the coils and adding super strong magnets. The stylus has been shaped and surfaced precisely to obtain a perfect elliptical profile.
It is easy to mount and its weight, tracking force and compliance make it compatible with most high-quality tonearms, especially Clearaudio models. It would make a perfect upgrade for a Concept MM, for example. Franck
Frequency response: 23Hz-20 KHz
Output: 3.6 mV
Channel separation: >26 dB
Channel balance: < 0.8 dB
Tracking ability: 80 Um
Tracking force: 1.8g-2.6g
Recommended tracking force: 2g Coil
impedance: 0.66 KOhms
Coil inductance: 0.40 H
Resistive load: 47 KOhms
Capacitive load: 100 Pf