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ClearAudio Discovery
1 Reviews
rating  4 of 5
MSRP  3800.00
Description: Moving Coil Phonoo Cartridge <li>Output Voltage: .5 mV</li> <li>Stylus Shape: 5 X 40 µm</li> <li>Internal Ohms: 50</li> <li>Loading Range: >500</li> <li>Weight: 8.0g</li> <li>Compliance: 15</li> <li>Tracking: 2.2-3.0g</li>


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by mgx1138 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: December 18, 2006

Bottom Line:   
I have owned this cartridge for almost for almost 3 years. Bought it "almost new" from someone who had barely broken it in. The Discovery is a very high end performer... excellent retrieval of detail, amazing soundstaging and killer dynamics. It has the Clearaudio family characteristic of a slightly rising high end that makes is a poor match with a cool sounding system. My system is very neutral (not warm sounding) and while I love the sound of this cartridge, sometimes it can sound too analytica, especially on poor recordings. On good recordings however, the sound can be simply magic.

I should point out that the Discovery is less "analytical" than other old style Clearaudio cartridges. It was voiced somewhat warmer, and is rich harmonically and tonally lovely. It is just slightly on the "forward" side of neutral, which make recordings sound wonderfully alive, or sometimes too "hard" sounding.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Purchased At:   used

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