It’s nice to see a Canadian cartridge of excellent quality getting some play on mainstream turntables and receiving good notices in the press.
The MC-2 Moving Coil Cartridge is the brainchild of Bernard Li, proprietor of Toronto’s Charisma Audio, one of Canada’s finest high-end audio distributors.
I first met Li when he opened his business and hosted a mixer – classy digs, great line of equipment and a lovely man. Charisma represents lines such as Scheu Analog, Calyx, Well Tempered Turntables, Madison Audio Lab, GigaWatt, Capriccio Continuo Loudspeakers, Shanling, Audio Exklusiv and others. A varied list of catholic taste.
Li has taken his meticulous business practices and transferred them into the production of a meticulous cartridge.
I call the moving coil MC-2 a delightful blue aluminum nugget. Rarely have I seen a cartridge that wowed me in the looks department, before one groove was needled.