Clearaudio Maestro v2 Reigns as One of the World's Finest High-Value MM Cartridges: Enjoy Resolving Power, Excellent Inner Detail, Wondrous Tracking Ability When Playing Vinyl
A big step up in performance from the heralded Virtuoso, the Clearaudio Maestro v2 furthers that design with a new integral wood body for greater rigidity. This results in increased dynamics and tighter image focus. Maestro v2 is fitted with Clearaudio's best solid boron rod cantilever and Trygon P2 stylus (the same stylus used on the famous Clearaudio Insider MC cartridge) for resolving power. Maestro v2's healthy output and freedom from resistive loading concerns make it the perfect choice for anybody searching for great sound that rivals MC designs which cost a great deal more.
Again and again, Clearaudio sets new standards in the phono cartridge parameters of impedance, inductance, load capacitance, and sensitivity through tireless research and continuous measurement in its own laboratory. Clearaudio manufacturing precision is exhibited in the continuous measurement and analysis of the built-in magnets to produce perfect balance of the stereo channels. Minimal distortion values, flat frequency response, and high-output voltage provide a vivid and tactile musicality.
"As musical as they come…should be required listening for moving-magnet and moving-coil fans alike."
—Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound, Editors' Choice Award
"The product has an uncanny ability to sense the desired feel and interject a level of intelligence into your LP playback. The Maestro is one of those special cartridges that is smart enough to do it all and makes you want to go buy more LPs instead of more equipment. Very highly recommended!"
- Resonance-optimized ebony housing
- Use of more powerful magnets producing greater dynamic range
- Higher output voltage
Output voltage (1kHz, 5cm/s): ∼ 4.2 mV
Channel separation (1kHz): > 32 dB
Channel balance (1kHz): ≤ 0,2 dB
Tracking ability: 90 µm
Tracking ability (recommended 1.8 -2.6 g): 2.6 g
Coil impedance (1kHz): 0.70 kΩ
Coil inductance: 0.42 H
Load resistance: 47 kΩ
Load capacitance: 100 pF
Cantilever: Boron / HD Diamond
Weight: 8.5 g
Manufacturer's guarantee: 2 Years
User Manual (PDF, 229 KB)