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.
Concept MC Cartridge
Here, audiophile explorers discover what the optimisation of magnetic circuits can deliver: this cartridge releases crystal clear sounds and represents nothing less than a revolution in its class.
Equipped with a boron cantilever, the concept mc has channel matching to within half a decibel, 11 ohms internal impedance and is fitted with a Micro Line stylus – features normally unheard of in this price range. All of which adds up to make this high quality cartridge a bargain for the cost-conscious high-end fan.
Essence MC Cartridge
Take the best and make it better"… sometimes the Clearaudio motto proves to be quite a challenge. Especially when it calls for a brand new cartridge design that will improve upon our entry-level concept mc cartridge but without breaking a key price point!
How did we do it? By taking the 'essence' of the concept mc design and applying even tighter controls to every element of its construction. The boron cantilever, the micro-line stylus and of course the Clearaudio-patented moving coil generator have been subjected to the most stringent scrutiny, thus ensuring superb dynamics, fine resolution and channel matching of better than 0.5dB.
The electrical parameters are such that the essence mc will match with almost any MC phonostage, guaranteeing superb results: natural tonality, three-dimensional sound-staging, vivid dynamics and captivating musicality. That's the essence of our new MC!
Satisfy Kardan Tonearm
A precise, magnetic antiskating adjustment with a gentle sensitiveness, without mechanic disturbance - for pure music.
Become a witness of revolutionary direct wiring, where the signal travels uninterrupted from the cartridge to the Phono-preamplifier.
Only a few amongst the best offer this feature – it's one of a kind.
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(mm) - Approx. 420 x 350 x 125 (with tonearm)
Warranty - 2 years* * Only if the Manufacturer's guarantee card is filled out correctly and sent back within 2 weeks to Clearaudio.