Trade In Pricing
If you purchase this cartridge with a trade-in, please note when you check out your total will show the normal sale price of this item and NOT the trade in price. However, when we process your order, you will be charged ONLY the trade in price. When you have received your new Clearaudio cartridge, please carefully pack and ship your trade-in cartridge to us (see our website for address).
|less 10% purchased with turntable or ANY brand cartridge trade||$1,350|
|less 20% trade in any Clearaudio cartridge v1 or v2||$1,200|
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The concept 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 Clearaudio's entry-level concept mc cartridge but without breaking a key price point!
How did Clearaudio 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 phonostage, guaranteeing superb results: natural tonality, three-dimensional sound-staging, vivid dynamics and captivating musicality. That's the essence of Clearaudio's new MC!
|Frequency response||20Hz - 40kHz|
|Output voltage (at 5cm/sec)||0.4mV|
|Channel separation||> 32dB|
|Channel balance||< 0.3dB|
|Recommended tracking force||2.2g (± 0.2g)|
|Cantilever / stylus shape||Boron / Micro Line|
|Coil material||OFC - copper|
|Cartridge body||Aluminium-Magnesium alloy with ceramic surface layer|
|Manufacturer's warranty*||2 years*
* Provided the warranty card is fully completed and returned to Clearaudio within 2 weeks of purchase.