Clearaudio Stradivary Moving Coil Cartridge

Regular price $4,995.99

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.

 

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

 

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.