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 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. 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.
CONSTRUCTION DETAILS: Resonance-optimised chassis
SPEED RANGES: 33 ⅓, 45 and 78 rpm
DRIVE UNIT: 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 ACCURACY (MEASURED): ± 0.04 %
POWER CONSUMPTION: Max. consumption: 1.5 Watt
Consumption in operation: 0.5 Watt
Off mode: 0.0 Watt
TOTAL WEIGHT: Approx. 7.5 kg (incl. motor, tonearm and cartridge)
DIMENSIONS (W/D/H in mm): Approx. 420 x 350 x 125 (with tonearm)