Clearaudio Essence MC

$1,500.00

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! The essence mc combines high-quality moving coil technology with a minimalist design.

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The essence mc combines high-quality moving coil technology with a minimalist design.

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 body of the Essence MC is constructed from a high-density aluminium-magnesium alloy, which is further coated with a ceramic layer to minimize resonance. 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 Essence is capable of a frequency response of 20Hz to 40kHz and has an output voltage of 0.4 mV at 5 cm/s. Recommended tracking force is 2g and the cartridge itself weighs 8g.

This cartridge is made for easy set-up, and features a distinctive center line at the front for hassle-free alignment – and threaded mounting holes negate the use of fiddly nuts and bolts.

The electrical parameters are such that the essence mc will match with almost any MC phonostage, guaranteeing superb results: natural tonality, three-dimensional sound-staging, vivid dynamics and captivating musicality. That’s the essence of our new MC!

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 1 × 1 × 1 in
CARTRIDGE WEIGHT 8.0 g
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20 Hz – 40 kHz
OUTPUT VOLTAGE 0.4 mV at 5 cm/s
CROSSTALK > 32 dB
CHANNEL DIFFERENCE < 0.3 dB
TRACKING ABILITY 80 μm
REC. TRACKING FORCE 2.0 gr. (± 0.2 gr.)
CARTRIDGE IMPEDANCE 11 Ohms
CANTILEVER Boron
STYLUS SHAPE Micro Line
COMPLIANCE 9 μ/mN
COIL ASSEMBLY
COIL MATERIAL OFC – copper
CARTRIDGE BODY Aluminium-Magnesium alloy with ceramic surface layer

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