Clearaudio Artist v2 Ebony Moving Magnet Cartridge

Discover the Clearaudio Artist v2 Ebony, a moving magnet (MM) phono cartridge that sets new standards in phono-cartridge performance.
$700.00
$700.00

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Clearaudio Artist v2 Ebony: Experience Vivid Musicality

Discover the Clearaudio Artist v2 Ebony, a moving magnet (MM) phono cartridge that sets new standards in phono-cartridge performance. With meticulous research and continuous measurement, Clearaudio ensures unparalleled balance of stereo channels, resulting in minimal distortion, a flat frequency response, and high output voltage. Immerse yourself in vivid and tactile musicality with the Artist v2 Ebony.

The Clearaudio Artist v2 Ebony integrates advanced technology to deliver precise sound reproduction. Its elliptical stylus and aluminum cantilever provide exceptional detail and accuracy, making every listening session an auditory delight.

Key Features

  • Elliptical stylus for detailed sound reproduction
  • High output voltage of 4.0 mV for dynamic audio performance
  • Exceptional channel separation of > 28 dB for clear stereo imaging
  • Minimal distortion values and flat frequency response
  • Designed and crafted in Germany for superior quality

Technical Specifications

Specification Details
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Output Voltage (1kHz, 5cm/s) 4.0 mV
Channel Separation (1kHz) > 28 dB
Channel Balance (1kHz) < 0.6 dB
Tracking Force (Recommended 1.8 - 2.6 g) 2.2 g
Load Resistance 47 kOhm
Load Capacitance 100 pF
Cantilever Aluminium
Stylus Type Elliptical
Weight 8.4 g

 

Cartridge Installation

  1. Preparing the Cartridge: Before installation, ensure the stylus cover is securely in place. Handle the cartridge carefully as it is very fragile, and damage can often be costly.

  2. Mounting the Cartridge: Attach the cartridge to the tonearm using the supplied hardware. Do not overtighten; ensure the cartridge is snug but can be adjusted for alignment.

  3. Connecting Lead-Out Wires: Attach the color-coded lead-out wires (red, blue, green, and white) to their corresponding pins on the cartridge. Use pliers gently to secure the connectors if they are loose.

  4. Setting Tracking Weight and Bias: Initially, set the tracking weight for balance. Add an extra 1.5-2.0g to ensure the cartridge sits correctly in the record groove. Set arm bias to zero.

  5. Aligning the Cartridge: Use a tracking alignment gauge and adjust the cartridge at various points along the tonearm path until it aligns correctly, ensuring minimized distortion and record wear.

  6. Final Adjustments: Once aligned, tighten the mounting bolts without overdoing it. Adjust the tracking weight within the manufacturer’s recommended range using scales to fine-tune sound quality.

  7. Tonearm Height Adjustment: If possible, adjust the tonearm height to be parallel with the record surface during playback, adjusting according to the specific cartridge design for optimal sound quality.

Moving Coil vs Moving Magnet Cartridges

Moving Magnet (MM) Cartridges are known for their high output and user-replaceable styluses, making them cost-effective and easier to maintain. They generally provide excellent value with dynamic sound quality and are suitable for a wide range of phono stages.

Moving Coil (MC) Cartridges typically offer superior sound reproduction with enhanced clarity and detail. They have a lower output which may require a specific phono preamp. The stylus on an MC cartridge is typically not user-replaceable, meaning higher maintenance costs or replacement expenses if damaged.

Both types have their merits, and the choice between a moving coil and a moving magnet cartridge often comes down to personal preference and the specifics of your audio setup.

Other Turntable Offerings from Audio Exchange

Explore our diverse selection of turntable accessories and cartridges to enhance your vinyl experience:

  • Clearaudio Concept V2 and Jubilee Cartridges: Check out other Turntable Cartridge offerings from Clearaudio.

  • Ortofon 2M Black, BronzeBlue, and Red Cartridges: Check out Moving Magnet Cartridge offerings from Ortofon.

  • Replacement Stylus and Pre-Mounted Cartridges: We offer a variety of replacement styluses and pre-mounted cartridges to suit your needs.

  • Phono Preamps: Optimize your turntable's performance with our high-quality phono preamps, designed to match internal impedance and reduce surface noise.

  • Turntables: From entry-level models to high-end units featuring acrylic platters, our turntables are designed to deliver rich bass and clear audio fidelity.

Each of these products is designed to meet the needs of both entry-level users and audiophile vinyl enthusiasts, ensuring a superior listening experience with minimal distortion.

Shipping:

Enjoy free shipping on orders over $49 within the continental US. For orders under $99, a $4.95 flat rate applies. Orders are processed promptly, with most orders placed by 2pm EST shipped the same day. We ship only within the continental US and cannot change shipping addresses post-purchase.

30-Day Hassle-Free Returns:

At Audio Exchange, your satisfaction is our priority. If you're not completely satisfied with your purchase, you can return most items within 30 days for a full refund. Returns must be in ‘like new’ condition. Initiate your return on our website and send items back to: 6007 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220.

Exceptions: Open box headphones, cartridges, and stylus’ are subject to a 15% restocking fee. Opened in-ear headphones and turntables cartridges or stylus’ with a broken needle are non-returnable.

Questions? Email us at audioexchangervb@gmail.com.

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