The low-mass Stradivari has a body of aged ebony and coiled wound with 24K gold. It's low-to-medium compliance boron cantilever, fitted with a micro HD stylus, tracks at about 2.8g. The Stradivari traded the Koetsu Vermillion's lush romantic sound for at "leaner, smoother, more literal translation of the recorded of the event." It's "decidedly smooth, liquid sheen" produced a "satisfying sense of musical reelection without inducing boredom," said MF. Just squeaks into Class A. Requires 60 hours of break-in.
Stradivari is synonymous with the absolute master class of creating musical instruments. Our moving-coil cartridge 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.
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.