Clearaudio Essence MC Cartridge
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 they 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 the new MC!
Frequency response 20Hz - 40kHz
Output voltage (at 5cm/sec) 0.4mV
Channel separation > 32dB
Channel balance < 0.3dB
Tracking ability 80μm
Recommended tracking force 2.2g (± 0.2g)
Cartridge impedance 11Ω
Cantilever / stylus shape Boron / Micro Line
Coil assembly —
Coil material OFC – copper
Cartridge body Aluminium-Magnesium alloy with ceramic surface layer