Clearaudio Concept Turntable
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. The Concept is equipped with the innovative Concept tonearm, which features a friction-free magnetic bearing technology. A high-quality Clearaudio moving magnet (Concept MM) or moving coil (Concept MC) cartridge can be pre-mounted and factory-adjusted to complete this setup.
A Genuine, Timeless & Modern DesignThe Concept is belt-driven by a low-noise, decoupled DC motor built into the resonant-optimized plinth, “… resulting in an attractive, small-footprint design that doesn’t require the buyer to find a place for an outboard motor—or even a motor placed in a hole in the plinth!” (Michael Fremer, Stereophile, June 2011). The platter is made of 30mm-thick polyoxymethylene (POM), an engineering thermoplastic used in precision parts that require high stiffness, low friction, and excellent dimensional stability. The Concept plays at three speeds – 33rpm, 45rpm, and 78rpm – selectable by Electronic Speed Control knob.
Made in Germany 2-piece 30mm-thick POM platter Polished tempered steel bearing shaft within sintered bronze bushings Mirror polished teflon thrust pad Belt-driven by a decoupled DC motor 33, 45 and 78 rpm at a turn of a dial Concept tonearm features a friction-free magnetic bearing Optional factory mounted and aligned MM or MC phono cartridge
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