Clearaudio MC Essence Moving Coil Phono Cartridge

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A brand new cartridge design that improves upon Clearaudio’s entry-level Concept MC cartridge without breaking the bank.

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 phono stage, guaranteeing superb results: natural tonality, three-dimensional sound-staging, vivid dynamics and captivating musicality. That’s the Essence of our new MC!

STYLUS SHAPEMicro Line
CANTILEVERBoron
COIL MATERIALOFC – copper
FREQUENCY RESPONSE20 Hz – 40 kHz
COMPLIANCE9/9 ?/mN
REC. TRACKING FORCE2.0 gr. (± 0.2 gr.)
CHANNEL SEPARATION> 32 dB
CHANNEL DIFFERENCE< 0.3 dB
OUTPUT VOLTAGE0.4 mV at 5 cm/s
CARTRIDGE IMPEDANCE11 Ohms
CARTRIDGE BODYAluminium-Magnesium alloy with ceramic surface layer
TOTAL WEIGHT8.0 gram
WARRANTY2 years*
* Only if the Manufacturer’s guarantee card is filled out correctly and sent back within 2 weeks to Clearaudio.