Clearaudio Concept Turntable
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- Concept Turntable - Color/Cartridge/Tonearm Options
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"The Clearaudio Concept is a winner. For many, it may be the turntable that gets them into this hobby. Others may find it all the turntable they'll ever need."
- Erick Lichte, Stereophile, July 2012
"My first impressions were of a very smooth-sounding, quiet turntable-tonearm-cartridge assembly. Those ended up being my lasting impressions impressions as well."
- Michael Fremer, Stereophile, June 2011
Clearaudio's vision for the concept: design an elegantly styled turntable package featuring a level of groundbreaking technology usually only found in high-end turntables, combining plug-and-play simplicity with outstanding sound quality and affordability.
Beneath the refined, contemporary exterior lies a level of technical sophistication unique to Clearaudio. The concept's chassis comprises a core of natural medium-density wood fibre within an aluminium surround and upper layer incorporating a high tech synthetic compound. This composite of materials eliminates the detrimental effects caused by unwanted vibrations.
The DC motor is fed by an external voltage-stabilised power supply and is completely decoupled from the chassis, isolating the record from any mechanical interference. The concept tonearm features a magnetic bearing that is friction-free for extremely low distortion and superb performance. The package is completed with the high-quality Clearaudio CONCEPT MC CARTRIDGE. With the concept turntable package, Clearaudio offers you an extremely innovative design that is very affordable.
The revolutionary concept combines the highest quality of music playback with a design that has won several awards worldwide – including the German Design Award and 'Best Turntable' award from 'What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision' magazine. With the concept, to find an affordable entry point to the high-end world is a breeze. It reveals the magic of optimum sound reproduction even for those music lovers who could not previously afford this experience. You can buy the concept in a package with specially developed MOVING MAGNET (MM) or MOVING COIL (MC) cartridges. A frictionless magnetic bearing tonearm is responsible for the optimal performance of the cartridges. All critical parameters from cartridge tracking weight to anti-skating are preadjusted in our factory. The concept represents the ideal of stress-free 'plug and play': unpack, connect, put the record on the platter – and just enjoy music. There was never more audiophile technology in this class of turntables.
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Approx. 16.54 x 13.78 x 4.92 (with tonearm)
Approx. 7.5 kg (incl. motor, tonearm and cartridge)
Construction details: Resonance-optimised chassis
Speed ranges: 33 1/3, 45 and 78 RPM
Drive unit (motor): Decoupled DC motor with low noise bearings
Bearing: Polished and tempered steel shaft in a sintered bronze bushing, runs on a mirror of Teflon
Platter: POM, 30 mm thickness
Speed variation: ±0,04 %
Max. consumption: 1.5 Watt
Consumption in operation: 0.5 Watt
Off mode: 0.0 Watt
“The Concept has a very neutral overall sound, with a weight and openness that I’ve yet to experience at this price point. It’s rare that a table at this price point has enough low-level detail to really define the hall characteristics of the recording, but again the Concept passed with flying colors. I feel this table is the new benchmark in its price class. It combines simple setup with stunning good looks and performance to match. We are happy to award the Clearaudio Concept one of our Exceptional Value Awards for 2010!”
- Jeff Dorgay, Tone Audio, August 2010
“The Concept's simplicity is a big part of its charm, a ‘plug and play’ product straight from the box. It’s worth taking a moment to admire the Concept’s clean design and substantial finish. Dynamic potency is never in doubt, and the Concept’s timing is crisp enough to grant momentum and drive to the trickiest of recordings without losing composure or focus. It’s not all that long until Awards time again around these parts, and given the Clearaudio Concept’s mighty showing here, it seems odds-on to make the shortlist!”
- What HiFi, UK Magazine, 5-Star Review
"Dynamic potency is never in doubt, and the Concept's timing is crisp enough to grant momentum and drive to the trickiest of recordings without losing composure or focus."
- What HiFi, April 2010
"The Absolute Sound 2010 Product of the Year Awards [January 2011, Issue 109] says, "The Clearaudio Concept Turntable Package does everything but unbox itself. For sheer musical engagement and superb speed stability it's the 'table to beat in this range."
- Wayne Garcia, The Absolute Sound
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