The new sweet-spot for entry level high-end moving coil cartridges. It combines the same aluminum-magnesium alloy with ceramic surface layer body material as our $5,500 daVinci MC and elevates our Concept MC generator design to new levels, applying even tighter specifications to every parameter. The boron cantilever, micro-line stylus and moving coil generator have been subjected to the most stringent scrutiny, ensuring superb dynamics, fine resolution and channel matching of greater than 0.5dB. Designed to match most MC phono stages, the Essence MC delivers natural tonality, three-dimensional sound-staging, vivid dynamics and captivating musicality.


  • Output Voltage 5cm/sec: .42 mV
  • Stylus Shape: Micro Line
  • Internal Ohms: 11
  • Loading Range: > 110 Ohms
  • Compliance: 9/9 μ/mN
  • Recommended Tracking Force: 2 g
  • Weight: 8 g
  • Warranty: 2 years



Clearaudio’s formula for success is an irresistible mix of high-quality engineering, intelligent use of materials and exceptional sound quality. Clearaudio’s Ovation turntable is an astonishingly well-built turntable that incorporates the technology of Clearaudio’s Innovation series of turntables in a more affordable “lifestyle” design. Combine the Innovation Wood, Universal and DaVinci V2 and you have a world-class turntable package. Overture, nationally recognized as the leader in the field of high end audio, home theater and home electronics, is the the premier analog dealer in America. We are proud to offer Clearaudio’s line of high-performance audio components. If you are interested in purchasing a Clearaudio product, you can trade-in any brand turntable or componet for Clearaudio by filling out Overture’s Trade-In Form.