Clearaudio's wood body moving magnet cartridge is also their highest output at 3.6mV. The wood body gives the Virtuoso a warm, nicely rounded tone and excellent channel separation.
Stereophile Recommended Component, Class B
BJR couldn't come up with even one criticism of this wooden-bodied version of the excellent Aurum Beta S. It shares that cartridge's transparency, midrange naturalness, extended treble and bass definition, and dynamics, but adds an additional layer of detail resolution, sweetness, and subtle low level articulation, BJR decided that the Virtuoso Wood might be the affordable cartridge for lovers of jazz, classical, and rock music. "The performance of the Clearaudio Virtuoso Wood was so ear-opening that I recommend that anyone thinking of spending up to $2500 on a moving-coil cartridge consider buying the [Virtuoso] Wood instead." (Vol.25 No.12 WWW)
Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz
Channel balance: < 0.3 db
Channel separation: 30db
Tracking force: 2.0g
Loading: 47k ohms
Weight: 6 grams
Includes: 2 years manufacturers warranty.