Clearaudio Concept Black with Satisfy Tonearm

Regular price $2,699.99


“Beautifully proportioned… Concept Black is a model for how a mid-priced, belt-drive turntable should look and perform.” - Editors’ Choice, The Absolute Sound USA

“Fitted with the Concept MC cartridge, Clearaudio's plug'n'play Concept turntable-tonearm-cartridge combo is exceptionally attractive, easy to set up and use, and seems better built than its price would suggest.” - Michael Fremer, Stereophile USA

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The Clearaudio Concept Black is the modern aesthetic version of the German company’s most affordable high-end turntable. The Concept Black incorporates all of the advanced parts, such as aluminum sub-platter and rear-mounted speed calibration, found on the highly regarded two-tone black and silver Concept.  The Concept Black is belt-driven by a low-noise, decoupled DC motor built and plays at three speeds selectable by the Electronic Speed Control knob. The platter is made of 30mm-thick polymer (POM), an engineering thermoplastic with a weighted rim for increased fly-wheel effect, providing greater speed stability. 

The Concept Black is available with the innovative Concept tonearm and Concept MM or MC cartridges installed and calibrated at Clearaudio’s factory in Bavaria. Upgrade to the Satisfy Black or Satisfy Carbon Fiber tonearms to optimize performance with the Maestro v2 or Charisma MM cartridges and top MC designs.



Speed Range 33 1/3, 45, and 78 RPM, Electronic Speed Change
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 CNC-machined POM (polyoxymethylene), 30 mm thickness
Speed accuracy +- 0.04 %
Weight 16.5 lbs
Dimensions 16.54" x 13.78" x 5.51"
Warranty 2 years