Clearaudio is an established German company that makes a range of turntables, arms and cartridges that includes some extremely exotic examples.
The flagship Statement turntable is an enormous stainless-steel and acrylic homage to vinyl that carries a price tag – take a seat before you read on – of over £100,000.
The Concept MM V2 cartridge isn’t quite so ambitious. It’s Clearaudio’s least-expensive cartridge that, as the name suggests, is an MM or moving-magnet type.
It has a fixed stylus, which means that if the stylus is damaged you have to replace the whole cartridge rather than just the tip.
On the plus side, fixed-stylus cartridges generally sound better than the alternative and, as with any delicate instrument, if you treat it with care it will give you many years (2000 hours according to the Concept MM’s spec) of listening pleasure.
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