Clearaudio Concept


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Clearaudio ConceptClearaudio Concept

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. The 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.

This genuine, timeless and modern design guarantees flawless musical enjoyment for decades.

    • 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

Clearaudio Concept Package Special:

  • Clearaudio Concept turntable with Concept tonearm and factory-installed Concept v2 MM phono cartridge: $1,800
  • Clearaudio Concept turntable with Concept tonearm and factory-installed Concept MC phono cartridge: $2,400

$1599 without cartridge.