CharismaMC2Charisma MC2 Cartridge - Excellent Condition - AND ....I purchased this Charisma cartridge from an authorized dealer in Jan 2015. An excellent well-constructed moving coil cartridge, meticulously cared for, that yields excellent detail and clarity with...790.00

Charisma MC2 Cartridge - Excellent Condition - AND ....

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Charisma

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Asking Price: $790.00

New Retail Price: $1,650.00

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Condition
8/10
Payment methodsPaypal card
Ships fromKaty, TX, 77494
Ships toUnited States
Package dimensionsunspecified
Shipping carriersUPS or FedEx
Shipping costFree
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I purchased this Charisma cartridge from an authorized dealer in Jan 2015. An excellent well-constructed moving coil cartridge, meticulously cared for, that yields excellent detail and clarity with openness and a sense of air and separation. The stage has depth,
highs are extended and quite smooth, while mid-range is impressive – images project
nicely out from the speakers.

Bass frequencies are equally notable.

With all of this, personally, I find the cartridge’s transient dynamic performance
at the top of its abilities. Excellent condition but giving this a rating of 8 for age.

The MC2 boasts a sapphire cantilever (rigid, yet light for a faster response) and
gold plated pins, well-spaced. The Cart is no longer being used. FREE shipping in the U.S.

A number of reviews on line ….

"The Charisma Audio MC-2 moving coil cartridge sounds
far better than it has any right to!
In fact, this recently
introduced cartridge–and cartridge line—is undoubtedly one of today's best
bangs for the buck in the once again growing world of high-end audio
cartridges."  - Miles Astor, Positive Feedback, July, 2015 (read
the review)

If Asking price accepted I will throw in FREE, a Micro Benz MC1 Cart that only needs retipping. See photos.

The Benz MC-1 is a piece of history: This was Benz Micro's VERY FIRST model, which ended up putting the company on the map! No compromises could be made during its making of course, Benz Micro needed to come out strong and garner positive recognition. The cartridge is in NEED OF RETIPPING however, but I've decided to include it as a bonus. It's a collector's item now, especially in original box, with accessories and the test-graph. Once retipped, you'll be able to travel back in time and listen to Benz Micro's first and strongest product. Even Albert Lukaschek thinks that the MC-1 was the best cartridge he ever made, which he said during an interview at the MOC Munich high-end show.

CHARISMA SPECIFICATIONS

Cartridge Weight: 12 g

Cantilever: sapphire

Stylus: super fine line contact
nude diamond

Vertical Tracking Angle: 20
degrees

Coil: pure iron crossed-coil with
single crystal high purity copper

Output Voltage: 0.42 mV at 3.54 cm/sec.

Internal Impedance: 14 ohms

Frequency Response: 20 – 25,000
Hz ± 1 dB

Channel Balance: better than 0.5
dB

Channel Separation: better
than 30 dB

Dynamic Compliance: 10 um/mN

Recommended Loading: 100 – 1,000
ohms

Recommended Tracking Force: 2.0 g
± 0.1 g

Tracking Ability at 315 Hz / 2 g:
80 uM

Recommended Tonearm Mass: medium




Questions for the seller
Can you estimate total hours of use?
Thanks for the question. I'd say over all usage was light to the light side of moderate. I've calculated 600 - 800 hours of use since purchase and I stopped using it a month ago - is in it's box. .
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