The Clearaudio Maestro V2 cartridge embodies all of the moving magnet cartridges expertise the German manufacturer has to offer.
To improve upon the performances of Clearaudio’s previous range, which were already very good, this V2 underwent many technical and technological improvements. A beautiful ebony housing was used to minimise mechanical resonance. This gives the cartridge a striking aesthetic, and, according to Clearaudio, it 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 Micro HD stylus has been shaped with precision to produce a profile that is very similar to that of the original record cutting lathe. The stylus is mounted to a boron cantilever. These elements combine to form a high-end product that delivers astounding playback performances. Thanks to Clearaudio’s uncompromising standards in selecting its components and ensuring that measurements are as precise as possible, the V2 MM improves even further on the performances of the rest of the range. 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: 4.2 mV
Channel separation: >32 dB
Channel balance: < 0.2 dB
Tracking ability: 90 Um
Tracking force: 1.8g-2.6g
Recommended tracking force: 2.6g
Coil impedance: 0.70 KOhms
Coil inductance: 0.42 H
Resistive load: 47 KOhms
Capacitive load: 100 Pf
Stylus: Micro HD Stylus