Clearaudio Performer V2 Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge
Precision engineering in the pursuit of the best sound
Clearaudio Performer V2 MM technology uses ebony as a resonance resistant body. Other ingredients of the recipe for success are the most effective reduction of moving mass, an optimized polishing technique for the stylus and highly effective cartridge damping.
The Clearaudio V2 moving magnet cartridges are meticulously measured, analyzed, and hand-selected into four performance levels. In this way Clearaudio achieves the best stereo channel matching, minimum phase error and distortion, flattest frequency response and highest dynamic range at each price point.
The cartridges produce an audiophile sound of superlative quality – spatially detailed and vividly textured, with bass that does not wallow and treble that is not harsh. The models of the Clearaudio MM V2 series provide outstanding sound quality on all current tonearms.
With the exception of the MM V2 Concept, which is made of aluminum, all the cartridges in this series are made with housings of hand-polished ebony – the key to record-breaking weight values.
You Won’t Believe the Level of Performance
You won’t believe the level of the performance that Performer V2 provides for its low price. Performer V2 is a very affordable entry in Clearaudio’s V2 series of ebony-body moving magnet phono cartridges. Minimal distortion, flat frequency response, and a high output voltage provide a vivid and tactile musicality.
The Clearaudio Performer V2 has a frequency response of 23 Hz to 20 kHz, 3.6 mV output voltage, and channel separation of >26 dB at 1 kHz.
“Clean, Well-Defined Bass”
“It has incredible dynamic range, excellent frequency extension including clean, well-defined bass and pristine highs,” notes ‘rhing’ at VinylEngine.com. “The soundstage is deep and wide and the imaging is three dimensional.”
V2 Series Advantages
With the V2 series of moving magnet cartridges Clearaudio sets new standards in the technical parameters of impedance, inductance, load capacitance and sensitivity. Ongoing research, development and analysis in Clearaudio’s laboratory allows the company to attain near perfect balance of the stereo channels, reduce distortion to vanishing levels, and increase output level with a flat frequency response to provide a vivid and enthralling musical performance.
Clearaudio V2-series MM cartridges feature a resonance-optimized ebony housing. In comparison to the company’s critically acclaimed Aurum series, the V2 series offers less coloration and more natural sound, more powerful magnets for greater dynamic range, and higher output voltage for lower noise levels.
∼ 3.6 mV