Clearaudio Charisma V2 Ebony Moving Magnet Cartridge


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Clearaudio’s V2 MM technology uses ebony as a resonance resistant body. Other ingredients of the recipe for success are the most effective reduction of moving mass, an optimized polishing technique for the stylus and highly effective cartridge damping.

The Charisma V2 is Clearaudio founder, Peter Suchy’s Moving Magnet masterpiece. The Charisma V2 sets new performance standards for Moving Magnet cartridges including clarity, soundstaging, bass, and dynamics.




The Charisma V2 is Clearaudio’s flagship Moving Magnet cartridge, using the same Boron cantilever and double-polished Gyger S stylus found in their top-of-the-range Goldfinger Statement MC cartridge. Handmade in their German factory, the generator utilizes ultra high-efficiency magnets that are precisely matched, ensuring flat frequency response and excellent channel separation.

The Charisma V2 output is a real world 3.6 MV, allowing it to easily drive most phono stages for maximum system compatibility. It is housed in a special Ebony wood body with silver inlay for added mass and resonance control.

Upgrade pricing is available if you trade-in a lower-level Clearaudio MM cartridge. Please contact us for upgrade price and more information.


The Clearaudio V2 moving magnet cartridges are meticulously measured, analyzed, and hand-selected into four performance levels. In this way Clearaudio achieves the best stereo channel matching, minimum phase error and distortion, flattest frequency response and highest dynamic range at each price point.

The cartridges produce an audiophile sound of superlative quality – spatially detailed and vividly textured, with bass that does not wallow and treble that is not harsh. The models of the Clearaudio MM V2 series provide outstanding sound quality on all current tonearms.

With the exception of the MM Concept V2, which is made of aluminum, all the cartridges in this series are made with housings of hand-polished ebony – the key to record-breaking weight values.

  • Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Output Voltage 5cm/sec: 3.6 mV
  • Channel Separation: > 32 dB
  • Channel Balance: < .2 dB
  • Tracking Ability: > 90 µm
  • Recommended Tracking Force: 2.4 g ± .3 g
  • Coil Impedance: 0.66 kΩ
  • Coil Inductance: 0.42 H
  • Load Resistance: 47 kΩ
  • Load Capacitance: 100 pF
  • Cantilever: Boron
  • Stylus Shape: Gyger S
  • Weight: 9 g ± 1 g

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