Clearaudio has significantly improved their fully symmetrical moving coil phono cartridge design, first patented in 1980. They redesigned the generator in a revolutionary way by positioning and doubling the magnets (to 8 pieces) so the coils are operating in a much stronger magnetic field. Furthermore, they have chosen the strongest magnetic material available: super neodymium. Through these achievements, the efficiency has been raised by 30%, which results in an output of up to 0.9 mV at 5cm/sec. All models now utilize the improved V2 generator.