Clearaudio Concerto v2 Phono Cartridge
The Concerto V2Clearaudio has significantly improved our fully symmetrical MC design, first patented in 1980.
We redesigned the generator in a revolutionary way by positioning and doubling the magnets (to 8 pcs.) so the coils are operating in a much stronger magnetic field. Furthermore we have chosen the strongest magnetic material available: super neodymium. Through these achievements, the efficiency has been raised by 30%, which results in an output of up to 0.9 mV at 5cm/sec. All models now utilize the improved V2 generator.
The new Micro-HD Diamond tip provides a hybrid parabolic geometry with a stylus radii of 0.008mm x 0.040mm. The total mass (0.00016g) is a fifth of the previous diamond stylus.
Cartridge body resonances, while tracking in the groove, are minimized through the twelve finger design of the mounting plate, each finger with a different radius. This is the result of our constant research and development.
The cartridge bodies of our 5 models: Goldfinger, Titanium, da Vinci, Stradivari and Concerto are made out of the following: gold, titanium, ceramic coated aluminum, Ebony and Satinee wood. The generator construction of the new V2 moving coil cartridge generation is absolutely symmetrical: mechanically, magnetically and electrically, our unique design. All Clearaudio moving coils use our proven 24 ct. pure gold coils.
All the design aspects of Goldfinger, Titanium and Stradivari are found in the Concerto V2: the entry-level into our New-Generation-Super class of moving coil cartridges.
Both the satiné wood from which the body is made and its resonance-optimised shape contribute towards the excellent performance of the Concerto V2, the baby of the Clearaudio flagship range.
Total mass: 7.0 g Frequency response: 20 Hz - 100 kHz Stylus shape: Micro HD Cantilever: Boron Coil assembly: Absolutely symmetrical design Coil material: Gold 24 K Compliance: 15/15 µ/mN Recommended tracking force: 2.8 g Crosstalk: > 30 dB Channel difference: < 0.5 dB Output voltage: 0.7 mV at 5 cm/s Cartridge Impedance: 30 Ohm Cartridge body: Satiné wood Warranty*: 2 years *Only if the warranty card is filled out correctly and sent back within 2 weeks to clearaudio
Ratings & Reviews
I have the V1 and its a splendid cart. Airy, open, neutral.