CLEARAUDIO MAESTRO WOOD PHONO CARTRIDGE
The Maestro Wood is the best moving magnet (MM) made by Clearaudio. It is a long standing Recommended Class B Component by Stereophile. Michael Fremer in his Stereophile review summarized his listening experience with this simple and frank accolade: "It is the best-sounding MM cartridge I have heard." This is from a reviewer who has listened to thousands of cartridges and an expert considered one of the highest authority in analog equipment.
"Paired with the Graham Phantom tonearm atop the Continuum Audio Labs Cliburn, the Maestro produced remarkably rich, round ochestral colors, impressive dynamic swings, and big ballsy images..."
- Michael Fremer, Stereophile Vol.30, No. 5 & 6.
Clearaudio's long history and vast experience in manufacturing moving coil cartridges has been a significant benefit to their range of moving magnet cartridges. There have been massive improvements in areas such as mass-reduction, the profile, polish and finish of the stylus and in the damping of the cantilever. Strict attention to construction methods along with extensive quality controls and hand-selection processes form part of the procedure for this stunning quality. In this manner you are thus assured of flawless quality in all areas to guarantee exceptional linearity and trackability.
The wood body which is selected by Clearaudio sounds warmish while retaining the agility, dynamics and excitement that Clearaudio cartridges are known for.
Clearaudio has a generous trade-up program so you can save on your next purchase.
Clearaudio Maestro Wood Phono Cartridge Specifications
- Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz
- Output voltage @ 1kHz,5cm/s: 3.6mV
- Channel balance @ 1kHz: 0.2dB
- Channel separation @ 1kHz: > 30dB
- Trackability: > 90 µm
- Cantilever: Boron
- Tracking force: 2.0-2.5 g
- Recommended tracking force: 2.2 g
- Coil impedance @ 1kHz: 0.68k ohms
- Coil inductivity: 0.42 H
- Load resistance: 47k ohms
- Loading capacitance: 100 pF
- Weight: 7 g