Clearaudio Concept MC phono cartridge 0.42mV

Clearaudio Concept MC phono cartridge 0.42mV

Clearaudio Concept MC phono cartridge 0.42mV


Product Info


The Clearaudio Concept MC cartridge is designed to offer the level of performance for which Clearaudio moving coil cartridges are renowned for the lowest ever cost. A stellar performer in its price class, the Concept offers precision fidelity, smoothness and resolution from the record grooves.

In his review of the Concept turntable with a Concept MC cartridge installed on it, Michael Fremer found the Concept MC cartridge to be well behaved and produced a low-coloration ride that was rich in the mid range and mesmerizingly three-dimensional. It was particularly adept at reproducing voices - they sounded full-bodied and fleshy, with smooth, natural-sounding sibilants.1

Clearaudio Concept MC Specifications
- Output voltage @ 1kHz,5cm/s: 0.42mV
- Channel balance: < 0.5dB
- Channel separation: > 30dB
- Stylus shape: Micro-Line
- Cantilever: Boron
- Recommended tracking force: 2.2 g
- Coil material: OFC - Copper
- Compliance: 9/9 u/mN
- Cartridge impedance: 11 ohms
- Cartridge body: Aluminum-magnesium alloy with ceramic-surface layer
- Break-in period: 50 hours or more
- Warranty: 2 years manufacturing defect
- Weight: 8 g


1 Michael Fremer, "Turntable Reviews: Clearaudio Concept record player," Stereophile June 28,2011: 1-3

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