“…the Clearaudio Charisma V2 is the top example of MM design that we’ve had the pleasure to audition, and it is highly recommended” – Jeff Dorgay, AnalogAholic USA

“… the Charisma reproduces even finer gradations of light and air in the upper octaves, while maintaining overall neutral tonality…Like its name implies, you’ve either got it or you don’t. This cartridge has got it.”  Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound USA


The Charisma V2.1 is Clearaudio founder Peter Suchy’s Moving Magnet masterpiece, setting new performance standards for MM cartridge clarity, sound staging, bass, and dynamics. The Charisma V2.1 is Clearaudio’s flagship Moving Magnet cartridge, using the same Boron cantilever and newly improved Prime Line stylus found in their top-of-the-range Goldfinger Statement V2.1 MC cartridge. Handmade in their German factory the generator utilizes ultra high-efficiency magnets that are precisely matched, ensuring flat frequency response and excellent channel separation. The Charisma V2.1 output is a real-world 3.6 MV, allowing it to easily drive most phono stages for maximum system compatibility. It is housed in a special Ebony wood body with silver inlay for added mass and resonance control.

The Charisma V2 was awarded the 2018 Golden Ear by Neil Gader and The Absolute Sound.