Clearaudio Stradivary V2 Moving Coil Cartridge

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Clearaudio Stradivari V2 Moving Coil Cartridge

The Clearaudio Stradivari cartridge has become a heavy hitting darling among the high end audio press. It is a cartridge that just fits into the class A category of cartridges priced under 8000 dollars.
It offers what you most want in a hi-end cartridge.
1 - Linearity and Dynamic Range
We use 8 magnets of the strongest structure today - that generate a totally homogeneous magnetic field. Never ever done before. The efficiency (dynamics) is increased up to 30% more compared to conventional applications
2 - Lowest Distortion
Two separate micro goldcoils are then directly mounted at the cantilever and positioned to the front and rear sides of the pivot point, working in the same manner as an inside, homogeneous magnetic field. This results in extremely good linearity and the lowest distortion, with a dynamic range of up to 100 db.
3 - Freedom from Resonance
The low-mass Stradivari has a body of aged ebony. Stradivari is synonymous with the absolute master class of creating musical instruments. Our moving-coil cartridge that is 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.

Reviews

"The Clearaudio Stradivari V2 is an airy, three-dimensional, revealing cartridge. With a wonderful soundstage, it has a depth of field to die for. Its transient attack, top to bottom, is first class. It is not bright, at least not now in my system. The high end is quite smooth. The Stradivari is analytical. You hear everything"
read the review in Steve Hoffman Forums
"The Stradivari traded the Koetsu Vermillion's lush romantic sound for a "leaner, smoother, more literal translation of the recorded of the event. It's decidedly smooth, liquid sheen produced a satisfying sense of musical reproduction without inducing boredom," said MF. Stereophile Class A. Requires 60 hours of break-in.
"hope that vinyl fans get a chance to hear one sometime in their audiophile years. Your musical life will be enriched beyond measure. Very highly recommended.”
— ANTHONY KERSHAW, AUDIOPHILIA

Specifications

  • TOTAL MASS                       7.0g
  • FREQUENCY RESPONSE       20Hz - 100kHz
  • OUTPUT VOLTAGE (AT 5CM/S)           0.6mV
  • CHANNEL SEPARATION       > 30dB
  • CHANNEL BALANCE            < 0.5dB
  • TRACKING ABILITY               80μm
  • RECOMMENDED TRACKING FORCE    2.8g (± 0.2g)
  • CARTRIDGE IMPEDANCE      50Ω
  • CANTILEVER / STYLUS SHAPE Boron / HD Diamond
  • COMPLIANCE                      15μ/mN
  • COIL ASSEMBLY                   Absolutely symmetrical design
  • COIL MATERIAL                   24 carat gold
  • CARTRIDGE BODY                Ebony wood
  • MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY*        2 years*
  • * Provided the warranty card is fully completed and returned to Clearaudio within 2 weeks of purchase.

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