essence mc

Reduce to the maximum

The concept mc combines high-quality moving coil technology with a minimalist design.

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Product specifications

Take the best and make it better"… sometimes the Clearaudio motto proves to be quite a challenge. Especially when it calls for a brand new cartridge design that will improve upon our entry-level concept mc cartridge but without breaking a key price point!

How did we do it? By taking the 'essence' of the concept mc design and applying even tighter controls to every element of its construction. The boron cantilever, the micro-line stylus and of course the Clearaudio-patented moving coil generator have been subjected to the most stringent scrutiny, thus ensuring superb dynamics, fine resolution and channel matching of better than 0.5dB.

The electrical parameters are such that the essence mc will match with almost any MC phonostage, guaranteeing superb results: natural tonality, three-dimensional sound-staging, vivid dynamics and captivating musicality. That's the essence of our new MC!

Total weight

8.0 gram

Output Voltage

0.4 mV at 5 cm/s


Aluminium-Magnesium alloy with ceramic surface layer

Technical specifications
Total mass 8.0g
Frequency response 20Hz – 20kHz
Output voltage (at 5cm/sec) 0.4mV
Channel separation > 30dB
Channel balance < 0.3dB
Tracking ability 80μm
Recommended tracking force 2.2g (± 0.2g)
Cartridge impedance 11Ω
Cantilever / stylus shape Boron / Micro Line
Compliance 9μ/mN
Coil assembly
Coil material OFC – copper
Cartridge body Aluminium-magnesium alloy with ceramic surface layer
Manufacturer’s warranty* 2 years*
User manuals
Awards & Nominations

Award winning technology

  • Urkunde Goldenes Ohr 2017 stereoplay
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