PERFORMANCE DC TURNTABLE
Award winning turntable - the reviews keep coming:
“…it offers a high standard of vinyl record reproduction, is beautifully made, looks great, and is easy to use. I really liked the clear, open sound and fastpaced bass rhythms served up on its turntable’s platter.” – Dave Berriman, The Absolute Sound USA
“I would buy a Clearaudio Performance DC with…a good quality MC cartridge…to get the very best out of the turntable…you’ll hear a turntable with plenty of wide-eyed pizazz and energy, a turntable that loves to be the life and soul of the party.” – Paul Rigby, The Audophile Man UK
The Performance DC shares sophisticated technology with Clearaudio’s award-winning Ovation and Innovation series turntables, featuring our magnetic levitating bearing and composite construction for outstanding sound.
The most affordable turntable with Clearaudio’s patented CMB (Ceramic Magnetic Bearing) combining a polished ceramic inverted bearing shaft, machined aluminum spindle top, and strong magnet rings, provides low friction and isolates vibrational energy from your cartridge's sensitive stylus.
The Performance DC’s main composite chassis sandwiches a medium density wood core between two massive anodized aluminum plates A band of anodized aluminum is wrapped around the plinth’s core, giving the Performance DC an elegant and modern look.
The powerful and smooth-running DC motor is mounted to the composite main chassis and is effectively decoupled for enhanced dynamic range. The motor and belt are hidden from view, protected from dust and UV. They drive a precision machined aluminum sub-platter coupled to a 40mm thick polyoxymethylene (POM) platter with weighted rim, supported by Clearaudio’s patented CMB.
The Performance DC’s 33, 45, and 78 rpm speeds are selected with blue illuminated buttons, ergonomically integrated into the front left of the chassis. Fine speed adjustment is possible via user-accessible trim pots. The Performance DC comes fitted with Tracer tonearm with the optional Satisfy Carbon Fiber tonearm or TT-5 linear tracking tonearm.
Available in 4 visually striking combinations with silver or black finish anodized aluminum plates and silver or black banding.
The Tracer Tonearm
The Tracer radial tonearm may look beautifully minimalistic, yet beneath its sleek design you’ll find a wealth of workmanship and a raft of smart details.
Drawing on engineering tricks from the finest watchmakers, it features a high-precision, lowfriction jeweled bearing, judiciously crafted from tungsten and sapphire. The carbon tonearm tube is both extremely rigid and very lightweight, giving a perfect combination of stability and agility. What’s more, the Tracer’s elegance does not come at the expense of usability – on the contrary.
FOR YEARS CLEARAUDIO HAS BEEN FILLING ITS TREASURE CHESTS: WITH ITS OWN MAGNETIC BEARING, CARBON TONE-ARM, PICK-UP, PRECISION ENGINEERING KNOW HOW ... IN THE PERFORMANCE DC ALL OF THIS HAS NOW BEEN BROUGHT TOGETHER. IN THOROUGHLY ATTRACTIVE FORM, BUT AT A PRICE THAT IS MUCH TOO LOW.Andreas Günther
IF A PRODUCT SEEMS ALMOST TOO UPMARKET TO BE TRUE, YOU LOOK TWICE AS CRITICALLY AT THE MEASUREMENT RESULTS. BUT IN THE CASE OF THE PERFORMANCE DC THEY ARE PRETTY WELL PERFECT [...] ULTRA-STABLE AND WAY ABOVE THE PRICE CLASS.Andreas Günther
[...] ONE OF THE QUIETEST TURNTABLES I HAVE EVER HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW OR AUDITION. [...] THIS LITTLE LOT SHOULD COST A WHOLE LOT MORE.Chris Beeching
HIGH END FOR ALL - HERE'S HOW IT WORKS: CLEVER PLUG-AND-PLAY PACKAGE WITH UNCOMPLICATED, SUPERBLY MADE ANALOG TECHNOLOGY. SOUNDS EXQUISITE.Hans von Draminsky
|Construction details||Resonance optimized chassis with internal damping, belt-driven with user-adjustable speed control, dynamically balanced 40mm / 1.5-inch POM platter|
|Bearing||CMB (ceramic magnetic bearing)|
|Platter||CNC-machined POM (polyoxymethylene), 40 mm thickness|
|Motor||Decoupled DC motor with low-noise bearings|
|Speed ranges||33 1/3, 45, and 78 RPM, convenient electronic controls|
|Speed accuracy||Less than +- 0.04 %|
|Weight||22 lbs with tonearm|
|Dimensions||16.5" x 14" x 6"|