essence mc

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The concept mc combines high-quality moving coil technology with a minimalist design.

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Product specifications

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 we 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 our new MC!

Total weight

8.0 gram

Output Voltage

0.4 mV at 5 cm/s


Aluminium-Magnesium alloy with ceramic surface layer

Technical specifications
Cartridge weight 8.0 g
Frequency response 20 Hz – 40 kHz
Output Voltage 0.4 mV at 5 cm/s
Crosstalk > 32 dB
Channel difference < 0.3 dB
Tracking ability 80 μm
Rec. tracking force 2.0 gr. (± 0.2 gr.)
Cartridge Impedance 11 Ohms
Cantilever Boron
Stylus shape Micro Line
Compliance 9 μ/mN
Coil assembly
Coil material OFC – copper
Cartridge body Aluminium-Magnesium alloy with ceramic surface layer
Warranty 2 years
User manuals
Awards & Nominations

Award winning technology

  • Urkunde Goldenes Ohr 2017 stereoplay
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