CLEARAUDIO GOLDFINGER STATEMENT MC CARTRIDGE
"One of the best moving-could cartridges yet, with outstanding tracing and tracking…Top 100 Products 1973-2013…” – The Absolute Sound 40th Anniversary Issue Editors Choice Awards USA
“The V2 was a very good cartridge indeed, but its replacement represents a step-change in performance, making it not just the best Clearaudio (by far), but one of the best cartridges ever.” – Roy Gregory, HiFi + UK
“…the Goldfinger takes control of the listening session and your musical soul…just one drop of the needle and you know that you are in store for something special.” – Mike Malinowski, 6 Moons Audio USA
The Goldfinger Statement is Clearaudio’s flagship phono cartridge, elevating Peter Suchy’s original cartridge patent and the sound of a vinyl LP to new heights. It is included with our Statement turntable and is the top choice for our Master Innovation and Innovation turntables. Look no further for a world-class moving coil cartridge.
The Goldfinger Statement goes beyond our V2 designs, increasing the number of magnets from eight to twelve, arranged in their patented ring configuration. These twelve magnets are meticuosly matched to create a homogenous flux field to accurately translate the groove modulation into an electrical signal. The dual generator coils are precisely wound using pure 24-karat gold wire around an air-core, eliminating ferrous materials that add unwanted mass and magnetic inconsistencies. The moving coil’s significantly reduced moving mass within the focused and efficient magnetic field results in increased dynamic range and ultra-high resolution of the finest musical details.
True to its name, the Goldfinger Statement is machined from 14-karat gold to provide high mass and excellent damping against resonance. The Goldfinger Statement is also the first moving coil cartridge in the world to integrate electromagnetic field (EMF) shielding of the generator assembly, isolating unwanted noise contamination. As a finishing touch, the Goldfinger Statement features a ½-karat diamond mounted in the front of the body.
|Coil Assembly||Absolutely symmetrical design|
|Frequency Response||20Hz – 100kHz|
|Output Voltage||0.6 mV|
|Channel Separation||> 40dB|
|Channel Balance||< 0.2dB|
|Tracking Ability||100 µm|
|Tracking Force||2.8 g ± 0.2 g|
|Cartridge Impedance||50 Ω|
|Coil Material||24 carat gold|
|Body||14 carat gold|
|Goldfinger MC V2 Manual|