Clearaudio Talismann V2 Gold

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  • Regular price $1,750.00

Clearaudio has significantly improved our fully symmetrical MC design, first patented in 1980.We redesigned the generator in a revolutionary way by positioning and doubling the magnets (to 8 pcs.) so the coils are operating in a much stronger magnetic field. Furthermore we have chosen the strongest magnetic material available: super neodymium. Through these achievements, the efficiency has been raised by 30%, which results in an output of up to 0.9 mV at 5cm/sec. All models now utilize the improved V2 generator.

The new Micro-HD Diamond tip provides a hybrid parabolic geometry with a stylus radii of 0.008mm x 0.040mm. The total mass (0.00016g) is a fifth of the previous diamond stylus.

Cartridge body resonances, while tracking in the groove, are minimized through the twelve finger design of the mounting plate, each finger with a different radius. This is the result of our constant research and development.

The cartridge bodies of our 5 models: Goldfinger, Titanium, da Vinci, Stradivari and Concerto are made out of the following: gold, titanium, ceramic coated aluminum, Ebony and Satinee wood. The generator construction of the new V2 moving coil cartridge generation is absolutely symmetrical: mechanically, magnetically and electrically, our unique design. All Clearaudio moving coils use our proven 24 ct. pure gold coils.

Talismann V2 Gold Details
A total update of this Ebony body cartridge, the new version uses the generator and cantilever/stylus of the $2,400 Concerto v2. The original Talismann was the same cartridge included with the Clearaudio sourced McIntosh turntable and it was based on a Denon generator. The new version uses the 8 magnet symmetrical generator, gold wired coils and the Micro HD stylus found in all Clearaudio v2 mc cartrdges.


  • Cartridge weight: 10.8 g
  • Stylus shape: Micro HD
  • Cantilever: Boron
  • Coil assembly: Fully symmetrical around pivot point
  • Coil material: 24-Karat gold
  • Compliance: 15/15 µ/mN
  • Recommended tracking force: 2.8 g
  • Crosstalk: > 30 dB
  • Channel difference: < 0.5 dB
  • Output voltage: 0.7 mV at 5 cm/s
  • Cartridge Impedance: 30 Ohms
  • Cartridge body: Hand polished ebony wood with metal alloy internal resonance damping
  • Warranty: 2 years