“… from the top of the midrange on down this is one beautiful-sounding pickup: it’s got a gorgeous midrange and bottom end, really solid in all senses of the word, superb definition and clarity, and lots of heft and weight.” – Paul Seydor, The Absolute Sound, May 2013



Clearaudio has significantly improved their fully symmetrical moving coil phono cartridge design, first patented in 1980.

They redesigned the generator in a revolutionary way by positioning and doubling the magnets (to 8 pieces) so the coils are operating in a much stronger magnetic field. Furthermore, they 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 (0.00016 grams) 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 v2 moving coil cartridge bodies of the Clearaudio models (Talismann v2 Gold, Concerto v2, Stradivari v2, da Vinci v2, Titanium v2) are made out of the following: 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 their proven 24-karat pure gold coils.

A clear breakthrough in analog music reproduction has been achieved with this new moving coil v2 cartridge generation. The new generation is able to reproduce a dynamic range of 100 dB with a frequency response of 10 Hz up to 100KHz.

Additional information

Output Voltage 5cm/sec

.5 mV

Stylus Shape

HD Diamond



Internal Ohms

50 Ω

Frequency Response

20 Hz – 100 kHz

Channel Separation

< 0.5 dB


15/15 µ/mN

Recommended Tracking Force

2.8 g


10.8 g


2 years

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