High-end moving magnet / moving coil phono stage
Nothing basic about the Basic V2
There’s nothing basic about the basic V2 phono stage. Don’t be fooled by its
cool, minimalist design. Within that sleek aluminum casing (with silver or
black anodized finish) lies an inner world of highly refined features. Its
predecessor, the basic plus, was a multiaward winner and with the V2 Clearaudio
have taken all of that coveted ‘Plus’ technology up a notch.
On the outside, Clearaudio have kept it very simple. There’s just one visible control, a single power switch on the upper surface that opens up a raft of possibilities. On the underside you can switch between moving coil and moving magnet mode. From there, you can easily enjoy the basic V2 with almost any high-end phono cartridge without making any further adjustments.
Or, you can choose from a range of performance enhancing settings to fine-tune its parameters to your system and your heart’s content. An optional subsonic filter attenuates any unwanted low frequency noise, while RIAA equalization accuracy is within 0.1 dB.
All of which adds up to the basic V2 being the perfect all-rounder for both audiophiles and music lovers.
MM / MC switchable (at bottom)
Subsonic filter switchable (at bottom)
20Hz (–18dB / Oct.; on each channel)
+ 46dB (MM mode)
+ 66dB (MC mode)
47kΩ / 270pF (MM mode)
500Ω / 270pF (MC mode)
< 0.002% (IEC A)
Signal to noise ratio:
- 72dB (MM mode)
- 67dB (MC mode)
Max. output voltage:
< 10V (at 1kHz)
75μs / 318μs / 3180μs, 2 passive filter
< 90dB at 1kHz
In operation: 3 watts
Standby mode: < 0.3 watts
± 18V DC (external wall mount power supply; 1.4m cable length)
Approx. 1.2kg (preamp and power supply)
Approx. 4.65 × 5.71 (6.22 with RCA) × 1.65 inches
Approx. 118 × 145 (158 with RCA) × 42mm
3 years, provided the warranty card is fully completed and returned to Clearaudio within 2 weeks of purchase.
We currently do not have any accessories available for Clearaudio Basic V2 Phono Stage.