Statement - MC Cartridge
NEW, IN BOX – STILL FACTORY SEALED!
FULLY TRANSFERRABLE, 2-YEAR WARRANTY (guaranteed in writing, by Clearaudio) This is the very latest
model Goldfinger Statement. Shipped from Erlangen in August 2016. Check the serial number!
It pains me to sell this at auction, but a) I don't need 2 of them, and b) I need the money(!). Someone is going to be very lucky!Payment should be either via international bank ('wire') transfer, or Paypal (Buyer pays processing fees of 2.9% + $0.30)
Worldwide, Discrete, Free Shipping (via DHL, FedEx, UPS – buyer chooses)
I am not a dealer. I am the
owner of this cartridge, and I have a proof of recent history of purchase/delivery
from Clearaudio. The buyer shall receive these documents, plus a new receipt of
purchase, for the transfer of the warranty.
External packaging (only!)
has been opened - purely for the purpose of advertising photo-shots.
European MRSP: 12000+ Euros
(from the likes of Analogue Seduction, Turntable World, et al)
USA MRSP: 15000 US$
likes of Elusive Disc, Music Direct, Needle Doctor, et al)Manufacturer’s Description:
The ultimate dream. For the first time in a cartridge,
the MC Goldfinger Statement features twelve magnets, perfectly matched and
symmetrical enabling the system to reach a dynamic range of 100 decibels. For
the Clearaudio engineering team this represents the fulfilment of an audiophile
dream that seemed long unattainable.
Goldfinger Statement is also the first cartridge with integrated RF shielding.
The outstanding sound quality of this world-class cartridge is the stunning
result of meticulously detailed development and fine-tuning of all of the
important criteria. The breakthrough came with the use of a 30 per cent thinner
24-carat gold wire for the coils, a precision-milled gold mounting for the
magnet array and a body made of solid 14-carat gold – essential core components
for the ultimate cartridge masterpiece. The world famous Micro HD diamond
stylus provides the best detail retrieval of all time. A flawless diamond on
its facia beautifully adorns the MC Goldfinger Statement.
Suchy calls this miracle of a cartridge 'our magnum opus'.
Stylus Shape: Micro HD
Compliance: 15/15 μ/mN
Rec. Tracking Force: 2.8 g
Rec. load resistance: 500 Ohm
Output Voltage: 0.7 mV at 5 cm/s
Cartridge Impedance: 50 Ohm
Cartridge Body: 14-karat Gold
Total Weight: approx. 16.0 grams
“I am sure that it is the best Clearaudio cartridge
I've heard (and I've heard most of them) and, perhaps, the best cartridge (a
lot of) money can currently buy.”
To hear this thing on a really great, really dynamic recording—such as
Clearaudio's own sensational showpiece The Percussion Record—is a jaw-dropping
experience. Honestly, this cartridge simply blows the walls out, delivering an
almost surround-like soundfield of unparalleled width and depth, with the added
bonus of the most thunderous, floor-and-wall-shaking bass (and this record has
some bass, folks) I've heard in my room from the Magico Q5s (or any speaker). -
Jonathan Valin/High-End Analog Roundup
The Goldfinger comes closer than ever to neutrality, adding substantially to
overall transient speed and life like timbre without sacrificing any of
Clearaudio's traditional strengths in soundstaging, extension and resolution at
the frequency extremes, and astonishing low-level detail. Along with last
year's cartridge of the year - the Air Tight PC-1 - the Goldfinger is currently
the best mc we've reviewed. - JV /The Absolute Sound