The Clearaudio Stradivari V2 MC cartridge has a name to live up to. Meticulousness of design, spurred on by a goal of redefining the best and raising the bar ever higher, have led to a masterpiece of German craftsmanship. An impressive 80¬decibel dynamic range is made possible through the use of patented V2 technology and of the finest high-end materials.
This lightweight precision cartridge weighs only seven grams. It is the result of highly devotional microscopic craftsmanship – mastery of perfection in design and material selection. Important ingredients are a body of long-aged ebony, a precisely ground twelve finger platform, and coils of 24-carat gold. The result: a stunning listening experience of almost unbelievable transparency and depth.
Each moving coil cartridge made by Clearaudio is an impressive demonstration of fine engineering and a milestone in high-end audio history: unique masterpieces with microscopic pure gold coils, handmade in Germany.
Clearaudio have been engaged in ongoing research into moving coil technology since 1978. Compared with moving magnet systems, moving coil cartridges have the potential to extract even finer details from the record groove and to respond to dynamic changes significantly faster. Since the early days of their research, the improvement of sound quality has been driven steadily forward by using new materials and seeking new solutions to well known problems, such as setting new standards in the parameters of dynamic impedance, inductance and capacitance.
Ingenious design and extensive scientific experimentation have allowed Clearaudio to bridge the gap in performance between moving magnet and moving coil cartridges. Clearaudio’s top-of-the-range moving magnet cartridges incorporate many of the features of their moving coil cartridges.
The Clearaudio MC generation V2 represents the state of the art for high-end MC cartridges; perfect symmetry for perfect sound reproduction. Only patented Clearaudio moving coil (MC) cartridges are symmetrical in all three important respects: magnetic, mechanical and electrical. Clearaudio MC technology is considered by both experts and music lovers to be the ultimate in audiophile music reproduction.
Since founding Clearaudio in 1978, Peter Suchy and his team have pioneered a series of novel ideas, subjecting every new development to meticulous scientific examination and ruthless testing. This tireless refusal to accept limitations and to strive toward new solutions and higher fidelity have enabled Clearaudio to reach peaks of innovation and technological development and to occupy a leading market position.
Such outstanding specifications as a dynamic range of 100 decibels and a bandwidth of 20Hz to 100kHz speak for themselves. Countless hours are invested in laboratories to make Clearaudio’s flagship products even better and in so doing, the standard for the world’s best to be redefined and many technological triumphs of analogue music reproduction have been achieved.