CLEARAUDIO VIRTUOSO V2 PHONO CARTRIDGE
The Clearaudio Virtuoso Wood was one of the best selling cartridges because it offers pure musical joy at a reasonable price point. It was a long standing Recommended Class B Component by Stereophile and includes a $$$ rating for its affordability within its class.
The performance of the Clearaudio Virtuoso Wood was so ear-opening that Stereophile recommended anyone thinking of spending up to $2,500 on a moving-coil cartridge should consider buying the [$875] Wood instead.
The new Virtuoso V2 improves on the legacy model with an ebony body and other V2 Series advancements. It offers a level of performance equivalent to expensive moving coil cartridges at a cheerful moving magnet price.
Clearaudio's V2 MM technology
The Clearaudio V2 moving magnet cartridges are meticulously measured, analysed, and hand-selected into four performance levels. In this way Clearaudio achieves the best stereo channel matching, minimum phase error and distortion, flattest frequency response and highest dynamic range at each price point.
The cartridges produce an audiophile sound of superlative quality - spatially detailed and vividly textured, with bass that does not wallow and treble that is not harsh. The models of the Clearaudio MM V2 series provide outstanding sound quality on all current tonearms.
With the exception of the MM V2 Concept, which is made of aluminium, all the cartridges in this series are made with housings of hand-polished ebony - the key to record-breaking weight values.
Clearaudio Virtuoso V2 MM Cartridge Specifications
- Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz
- Output voltage @ 1kHz,5cm/s: ~ 3.6mV
- Channel separation @ 1kHz: > 30dB
- Channel balance @ 1kHz: ≤ 0.2dB
- Trackability: > 90 µm
- Recommended tracking force: Recommended: (1.8 - 2.6 g): 2.2g ± 0.3g
- Coil impedance @ 1kHz: 0.66kΩ
- Coil inductivity: 0.40H
- Loading impedance: 47 kΩ
- Loading capacitance: 100 pF
- Cantilever: Aluminum
- Weight: 8.4g