Clearaudio Ovation Turntable
Applause WorthyThe Ovation incorporates high-performance technology from the Clearaudio Innovation Wood series of turntables, but in a more affordable “lifestyle” design and echoing the award-winning ergonomics of the Clearaudio Concept turntable.
Similar to the Clearaudio Innovation Wood Compact, Innovation Wood and Master Innovation Wood, the Ovation’s main chassis consists of a complex sandwich of materials: aluminum and bulletproof wood (Panzerholz). Within the precision-machined Panzerholz layer, Clearaudio has introduced an elaborate resonance-damping implementation unique to the Ovation turntable: an internal mat comprised of approximately 100,000 tiny stainless steel pellets.
The powerful and smooth DC motor is equipped with Clearaudio’s OSC (Optical Speed Control) technology, which continuously monitors a micro-infrared strobe to ensure exact speed stability. The motor drives a precision-machined aluminum sub-platter and 40mm POM (polyoxymethylene) platter, both of which are supported by Clearaudio’s patented CMB (Ceramic Magnetic Bearing).
The Ovation comes fitted with a Clearaudio Clarify tonearm, but with its interchangeable armboard technology, it can accommodate a variety of 9-inch tonearms including the Clearaudio Magnify and Universal tonearms.
Panzerholz wood/aluminum sandwich plinth Plinth mass loaded and internally damped with stainless steel shot damping tiles Adjustable leveling and locking feet from Innovation. 40mm thick Delrin platter with weighted rim Machined aluminum sub-platter Inverted Ceramic Magnetic Bearing (CMB) Decoupled 3 speed DC motor with Optical Speed Control (OSC)Technical: Construction details: Resonance optimized chassis with internal damping, belt driven with self adjusting speed control, dynamically balanced 40mm/1.5in POM platter Speed ranges: 33 1/3, 45, and 78 RPM, convenient electronic controls Motor: Decoupled DC motor with low-noise bearings Bearing: CMB (ceramic magnetic bearing), polished and tempered steel shaft in a sintered bronze bushing Platter: CNC-machined POM (polyoxymethylene), 40 mm thickness Speed accuracy: Less than +- 0.03 % Weight: 30 lbs with Clearaudio Clarify tonearm Dimensions: 16.5" x 14" x 6" Warranty: 5 years