The Concerto V2 provides an entry level into clearaudio's flagship range of new generation '12-fingered' MC cartridges.
Like all cartridges in our MC V2 range, it uses a unique patented configuration of eight magnets arranged in a ring (double the number of the previous version, which featured four magnets). This generates an intense magnetic field and also allows a reduced moving mass, giving a significantly greater sound performance with new levels of dynamic range, detail and channel separation.
All of our V2 generation MC cartridges also feature a precision boron cantilever and micro HD (high definition) stylus, which achieves a perfect contact with the record groove walls and by virtue of its extremely low mass (around one fifth of that of typical high quality styli), is able to faithfully reproduce even the finest musical details.
The generator coils are manufactured from pure 24-carat gold wire, which, thanks to our new eight magnet design, has been thinned down, further reducing mass.
The Concerto V2's distinctive 12-fingered shape, metal top plate and main body constructed of satinéwood, combine to deliver excellent resistance to resonance and a high-performance, well-balanced sound.
Like all of our V2 generation MC cartridges, the Concerto V2 incorporates clearaudio's patented MC construction principle, which guarantees absolute symmetry of all electrical, mechanical and magnetic parameters, enabling free movement of the cartridge by reducing inertia.
A removable stylus guard is included.
|Total mass:||7.0 gram|
|Frequency response:||20 Hz - 100 kHz|
|Stylus shape:||Micro HD|
|Coil assembly:||Absolutely symmetrical design|
|Coil material:||Gold 24 K|
|Recommended tracking force:||2.8 gram|
|Crosstalk:||> 30 dB|
|Channel difference:||< 0.5 dB|
|Output voltage:||0.7 mV at 5 cm/s|
|Cartridge impedance:||30 Ω|
|Cartridge body:||Satiné wood|
|Manufacturer's guarantee*:||2 years|
*Only if the Manufacturer's guarantee card is filled out correctly and sent back within 2 weeks to Clearaudio
"Clearaudio of Germany makes some of the world's very best cartridges."
"But play the same track on the Ambient, complete with the [...] Concerto cartridge, and the Clearaudio delivers a performace as mighty as the music itself."
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"From the start the Concerto demonstrated great clarity and dynamic punch."