A listening experience!
The Charisma V2 is the new flagship of the Clearaudio MM cartridge range.
As Clearaudio continue to advance standards in our range of moving coil (MC) cartridges, we felt it was equally time to turn our attention to the moving magnet (MM) range and to make a new statement.
From the concept V2 to the Maestro V2, our MM cartridges have long been at the forefront of the moving magnet field and have proved popular among music lovers for their distinctive high quality.
Only the finest materials qualified for inclusion, including the same diamond-coated Boron cantilever found in our world-leading Goldfinger Statement MC cartridge.
The use of highly efficient magnets gives the dynamic Charisma V2 an almost record-breaking output, easily enough to amply drive less sensitive phono stages. The double-polished diamond stylus is mounted on the cantilever with matchless precision, ensuring excellent frequency response and the highest channel separation.
The cartridge body is made from the finest ebony wood and is set with a precious metal-bearing inlay.
The result? A quality of sound that, until now, seemed unachievable rom MM cartridges. Utterly charismatic.
Thoroughly Charismatic Performance: Flagship Clearaudio Charisma V2 MM Phono Cartridge Features Beguiling Dynamics and Channel Separation, Mates to Even Less-Sensitive Phono Preamps
Indisputably charismatic: Charisma V2, the new flagship of Clearaudio‘s MM phono cartridge line, resets the limits on what’s possible from a moving-magnet design at its price point. World-famous for its MC cartridges, Clearaudio spent years refining the build and perfecting the engineering for a phono cartridge intended to be among the finest of its kind. Nothing else was acceptable. To achieve that goal, Clearaudio appropriated the diamond-coated boron cantilever used in its internationally acclaimed Goldfinger Statement MC cartridge. The German analog experts then mounted a double-polished diamond stylus on said cantilever, and used hand-selected ebony wood to handcraft the cartridge body. A precious metal-bearing inlay rounds out the highest-grade materials.
What truly matters, as all discerning audiophiles realize, is the performance. Taking its position as a reference instrument in its class, Charisma V2 honors its name, offering reference-level output (3.6mV) that permits it to effortlessly mate with even less-sensitive phono preamplifiers. Charisma V2‘s beguiling dynamic range is matched only by its benchmark channel separation. Playing back vinyl, Charisma V2 helps turn LPs into something much more than pieces of wax. Records become the equivalent of private concerts. Such is the level of imaging, balance, detail, body, tonality, presence, soundstaging, and pacing achieved during playback. Charisma V2‘s tracking abilities are equally proficient. If the information is in the grooves, Charisma V2 will mine and present it with stunning realism. Call it analog at its most magnetic, personable, and charismatic.