The Clearaudio Virtuoso cartridge has long been a benchmark MM cartridge, and this new model, named simply the ‘V2’, features several technical improvements compared to the previous one.
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. Thanks to Clearaudio’s uncompromising standards in selecting its components and ensuring that measurements are as precise as possible, the V2 improves even further on the performances of the Artist V2. The frequency response, output, crosstalk and channel balance have been significantly improved.
It is easy to mount and its weight, tracking force and compliance make it compatible with most high-quality tonearms, especially Clearaudio models. Franck
Frequency response: 20Hz-20 KHz
Output: 4.0 mV
Channel separation: >30 dB
Channel balance: < 0.4 dB
Compliance: 90 Um
Tracking force: 1.8g-2.6g
Recommended tracking force: 2.4g
Coil impedance: 0.68 KOhms
Coil inductance: 0.40 H
Resistive load: 47 KOhms
Capacitive load: 100 Pf