The Performance SE (Second Edition) advances our original Performance design with a superior plinth construction. While the original Performance used Starion (an artificial stone), the SE moves to an aluminium/high-density fibreboard sandwich to produce a platform with greater stability.
The Performance SE is typically sold as a package, complete with Clearaudio's Satisfy Carbon Directwire tonearm and Maestro Wood MM cartridge, offering a complete solution to the music lover looking for superior sound and refined design, combined with ease of set-up and use.
Approx. 10 kg (incl. motor)
33 ⅓ and 45 rpm
Available as Aluminium Black and Aluminium Silver
|Construction Details||Resonance-optimised chassis, highly compressed wood with aluminium frame sandwiched between two aluminium plates Versions:
|Speed ranges||33 ⅓ and 45 rpm|
|Drive unit||Decoupled motor-unit, synchronous motor, belt-drive|
|Bearing||Magnetic bearing (CMB) with polished and grounded ceramic bearing shaft. Cylinder barrel made out of sintered bronze.|
|Platter||GS-PMMA / acryl, CNC-precision-cut, dynamically balanced, 1.6 inches / 40 mm|
|Speed accuracy (measured)||± 0.1 %|
|Total weight||Approx. 10 kg incl. motor|
|Dimensions (w/d/h in inches)||Approx. 16.5 x 13 x 5.1|
|Dimensions (w/d/h in mm)||Approx. 420 x 330 x 130|
Up there with the best, this Performance doesn't fade with time
This level of transparency is simply stunning in a turntable system in this price range. Undoubtedly this clear window on the soundstage is related to the Performance's magnetic bearinig.
Once listened to, we'd bet few would deny this turntable is worth every penny.
If Skynet had been an audiophile rather than a malevolent computer system [...] it would have created the Clearaudio Performance - looking like the liquid metal T-1000 remade as a turntable [...].