“The Clearaudio...Stradivari V2 cartridge...took the listening experience…to another level…and in many cases extracting and revealing information or details that I’d hadn’t previously heard.” – Julie Mullins, The Absolute Sound USA

“Superb tracking and suppression of surface noise…ideally mediates warmth and detail, control and relaxation, liveliness and listenability, at virtually no sacrifice to tonal neutrality.” - Paul Seydor, The Absolute Sound USA


The ebony wood bodied Stradivari v2 MC cartridge is a best seller in our selection. It is a top choice for the Performance DC Wood with Tracer, a great way to get into an Innovation Series with Universal tonearm, or a means to elevate any turntable to the Clearaudio class. It combines all of the advancements of our original symmetrical generator patent with our “flower power” twelve-finger body design, all at v2 performance levels.

The v2 generator is mechanically, magnetically, and electrically symmetrical, placing the dual  24-karat pure gold air-core coils inside a ring of 8 super neodymium magnets. Precise parts selection and grading within the generator produce an added refinement and delicacy. The twelve-finger design of the mounting plate, each finger with a different radius, features the v2 tapped metal inserts, with the ebony wood adding fullness and weight. 

Clearaudio was one of the first cartridge manufacturers to use a solid boron rod cantilever and continue to utilize them over 40 years later. As found on all v2 MC cartridges, our new Micro-HD Diamond tip provides enhanced trackability with its hybrid parabolic geometry and reduced tip mass.