Acoustic Signature

The Acoustic Signa­ture MCX2 is a modern moving-coil cart­ridge, manu­fac­tured accor­ding to the latest tech­no­logies – the opti­mal partner for our NEO tone­arm series. A ‘nude’ elliptical stylus assu­ring pre­cise tracking results, high-purity silver coils and a CNC-milled and reso­nance-opti­mized chassis deve­loped accor­ding to the finite ele­ment design princi­ple form the basis for a souve­reign soun­ding cartridge.

Acoustic Signature MCX2 cartridge seen from aside

Special features:

  • Modern MC cartridge with high-purity silver coils
  • Reso­nance-opti­mized alumi­num chassis
  • Easy moun­ting
  • Precise tracking due to nude ellip­tical stylus
  • Suitable for me­dium to high mass tonearms

Acoustic Signature MCX2 cartridge seen from the front

Acoustic Signature MCX2 cartridge seen from the back

Test reports

Test report of the Tonado NEO, TA-500 NEO and MCX2 in Fidelity 11/2021

“it was to the credit of the MCX2 and the company’s smal­lest tone­arm, the TA‑500 NEO, that the musi­cal sequen­ces were as clear as glass”

(TA‑500 NEO with Tornado NEO and MCX2)

by Roland Schmen­ner

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Maximus NEO test report in Stereo 07/2021

“The MCX2 has a slight frequency drop towards the higher regis­ters. This only resul­ted in a mini­mally sono­rous, velvety timbre, without sacri­ficing reso­lution or trans­parency. But think of this in the context of the energe­tically dense and robust play­back of the turn­table, with its precisely stag­gered spatial repre­sen­tation oriented towards the front edge of the stage. The MC pickup then probably has exactly the right tuning, as it counter­acts over­pre­sence and fore­grounding.”

(Test with Maximus NEO & TA-500 NEO)

by Matthias Boede

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test report MCX2 in hifi & records

“The TA5000 and MCX2 com­bina­tion proves to be a very inte­res­ting tandem with great poten­tial, not only because of its price-per­for­mance ratio”

(MCX2 with the Montana and TA‑5000)

HiFi & Records
by Marius Donadello

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Maximus SE Test in Image Hifi 02/2020

“…The MCX2 some­how changes … every­thing. As if the musi­cians had per­for­med through an only half opened stage curtain before. Now the curtain has fallen com­ple­tely and the view is wide open and deep. Espe­cially the lower tones … grew in subs­tance and rich­ness.”

(MCX2 with the Maximus SE and TA‑2000)

Image Hifi
by Heinz Gelking

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Double X 2019 Test in Audiotechnique 08/2019

“From my past expe­rience, not many cart­ridges can offer such a spicy rock music expe­rience.”

(MCX2 with the Double X 2019 and TA‑2000)

by Martin Leung

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Technical data

Cartridge system:Moving-coil
Stylus type:Nude elliptical
Coil material:4N silver
Cartridge chassis:Resonance-optimized aluminum chassis
Voltage output
(at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec.):
0.55 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz:< 1.5 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz:> 21 dB
Compliance, dynamic, lateral:15 m/mN
Tracking force range:2.1 to 2.5 g
Recommended tracking force:2.3 g (23 mN)
Frequency range at -3 dB:20-25,000 Hz
Frequency response 20-20,000 Hz:± 2.5 dB
DC resistance:
Recommended load:100 
Cartidge weight:12.2 g