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MC-1 Moving Coil Cartridge

Charisma MC-1 Moving Coil

The MC-1 is Charisma Audio’s debut moving coil cartridge. Charisma’s Bernard Li teamed up with a cartridge guru who has over 35 years of cartridge design and build experience. By outsourcing production to established pros allowed Bernard to offer the MC-1 at a more attractive price than if manufactured in house.

  • Cartridge Weight: 12 g
  • Cantilever: titanium alloy
  • Stylus: super fine line contact nude diamond
  • Vertical Tracking Angle: 20 degrees
  • Coil: pure iron crossed-coil with 6N OCC copper
  • Output Voltage: 0.4 mV at 3.54 cm/sec.
  • Internal Impedance: 13 ohms
  • Frequency Response: 20 – 20,000 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
  • Break-in Period: 50 hours

MC-2 Moving Coil Cartridge

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Like Charisma Audios’ debut MC-1,The MC-2 is a finely crafted moving coil cartridge that shows its heritage the second it falls into the grove. It instantly draws you into the music, engaging you in listening with a mid range reproduction that is accurate and lifelike. Designed to work with most turntables the MC-2 overs audiophile a breathtaking vinyl experience.

  • 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
  • Break-in Period: 50 hours

Reference One Moving Coil Cartridge

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The Reference One Moving Coil Cartridge takes Charisma Audio’s dedication to fine craftsman ship to it’s ultimate expression. Beranrd Li’s quest for the ultimate vinyl playback system is realized with the Reference One. The level of detail retrieved never overshadows the music that seems to flow effortlessly from the Reference One. The Reference One has an uncanny ability to effortless track the grove of even the most demanding passages, offering an incredibly smooth, rich and detailed soundscape.

  • Cartridge Weight: 7.1 g
  • Cartridge Body: amboyna burl wood
  • Cantilever: ruby
  • Stylus: super fine line contact nude diamond
  • Vertical Tracking Angle: 20 degrees
  • Coil: pure iron crossed-coil with ultra high purity single crystal 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
  • Break-in Period: 50 hours