The da Vinci V2's distinctive 12-fingered shape comprises an anodised aluminium body coated with a 30-micron-thick ceramic layer, to add both rigidity and resonance control.
Like all cartridges in our MC V2 range, it uses a unique patented configuration of eight magnets arranged in a ring (double the number of the previous version, which featured four magnets).
This generates an intense magnetic field and also allows a reduced moving mass, giving a significantly greater sound performance with new levels of dynamic range, detail and channel separation. All of our V2 generation MC cartridges also feature a precision boron cantilever and micro HD (high definition) stylus, which achieves a perfect contact with the record groove walls and by virtue of its extremely low mass (around one fifth of that of typical high quality styli), is able to faithfully reproduce even the finest musical details.
The generator coils are painstakingly wound using pure 24-carat gold wire, which, thanks to our new eight magnet design, has been thinned down, further reducing mass. Like all of our V2 generation MC cartridges, the da Vinci V2 incorporates Clearaudio's patented MC construction principle, which guarantees absolute symmetry of all electrical, mechanical and magnetic parameters, enabling free movement of the cartridge by reducing inertia.
These exceptional design features and outstanding technical details combine to make the da Vinci V2 an absolutely top class MC cartridge. A removable stylus guard is included.
Total mass: 7.0 gram
Frequency response: 20 Hz - 100 kHz
Stylus shape: Micro HD Cantilever: Boron Coil assembly: Absolutely symmetrical design Coil material: Gold 24 K Compliance: 15/15 µ/mN
Recommended tracking force: 2.8 gram Crosstalk: > 30 dB Channel difference: < 0.5 dB Output voltage: 0.8 mV at 5 cm/s Cartridge impedance: 30 Ω
Cartridge body: Aluminium with 30 micron ceramic coating
Manufacturer's guarantee*: 2 years