We say: Magic happens when a turntable runs at just the right speed, is quiet, the tonearm allows the cartridge to track the groove. You'd think, right? But few do it as well as this precision engineered turntable from Germany. Clearaudio turntables are very special.
From the Manufacturer:
The entry to high-end analog, the Concept turntable sets a new standard in turntable manufacturing. Precision German engineering combined with the latest technology and timeless design signal a new era in analog playback.
Made in Germany, the Concept is belt-driven by a low-noise, decoupled DC motor built into the resonant-optimized plinth. The platter is machined from 30mm-thick polyoxymethylene (POM), an engineering thermoplastic used in precision parts that require high stiffness, low friction, and excellent dimensional stability. The platter interfaces with a stainless-steel sub-platter, polished tempered steel bearing shaft within sintered bronze bushings, and a mirror polished teflon thrust pad.
The Concept plays at three speeds – 33rpm, 45rpm, and 78rpm – selectable by the Electronic Speed Control knob. The Concept is equipped with the innovative Concept tonearm, which features a friction-free magnetic bearing, ideal for the factory mounted Concept MM or MC cartridges. 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.
This genuine, timeless and modern design guarantees a high-end musical experience.
“The simplicity and lovely sound of this turntable is all anyone needs to enjoy the visceral and tactile pleasures of playing a record… Buy one, it’s highly recommended!” – Dean Seislove, Positive Feedback Online USA
“The build and finish of this German-made ’table are superior. For sheer musical engagement and superb speed stability, it’s the one to beat in this price range.” - Editors’ Choice, The Absolute Sound USA
Best turntable £1000+, Awards
Speed ranges 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
Clearaudio turntables are avaailable for demo at our Vancouver Showroom