“Clearaudio has crafted a better cartridge from every sonic perspective…the Maestro V2 Ebony should be required listening for moving-magnet and moving-coil fans alike.” – Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound USA

“Maestro is one of the best if not the best MM Carts of all time. I loved my V1 and after that wore out I traded it in for the V2. Could not be happier.”  End User, The Absolute Sound USA


The Clearaudio Maestro V2 Ebony phono cartridge is our best-selling MM cartridge for over a decade. What distinguishes the Maestro and makes it unique is the high quality line contact diamond stylus and boron cantilever, parts commonly found on top Moving Coil cartridges. In conjunction with the resonance optimized Ebony wood body and efficient generator, you get the best of all sonic worlds. 

Detail, resolution, and trackability combine with a natural tonal balance and a mid-hall perspective. The high output level allows use directly into MM type phono stages creating accurate dynamic swings and visceral slam. A wide and tall soundstage with specific focus draws you into the musical performance. The Maestro V2 Ebony is a favorite match for the Concept with Satisfy Black tonearm.

The Maestro V2 was the 2013 Phono Cartridge of the Year in The Absolute Sound.