The best concept

Clearaudio's vision for the concept: design an elegantly styled turntable package featuring a level of groundbreaking technology usually only found in high-end turntables, combining plug-and-play simplicity with outstanding sound quality and affordability.

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Product specifications

Beneath the sleek, contemporary exterior is a level of technical sophistication unique to Clearaudio.

The concept’s body is carefully crafted from medium-density wood fibre (or, optionally, pressure-formed solid wood) with a selection of smart made-to-match surface finishes. The body’s upper layer incorporates a special high-tech satined plastic compound designed to minimise unwanted resonance.

The DC motor is fed by an external voltage-stabilised power supply and is completely decoupled from the turntable’s body to ensure no 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 concept MM or concept MC cartridge (Upgrade possible).

Innovative, high-performing, user-friendly and affordable. Now that’s what we call an unbeatable concept.

Total weight

Approx. 7.5kg / Wood: 7.9kg (incl. motor, tonearm and cartridge)


16.54 inches
13.78 inches
4.92 inches

Speed ranges

33 ⅓, 45 and 78 rpm


medium-density wood:
black/silver or black/black,
silver/white or gold/white

pressure-formed solid wood:
black/wood or black/dark wood

Package combination

Cartridge: optional with concept MM, concept MC, Essence MC

Tonearm: optional with concept or Satisfy Kardan

Upgrade for cartridge/tonearm possible

Technical specifications
Construction Details Resonance-optimised bodywork; body comprises medium-density wood fibre or pressure-formed solid wood; upper layer incorporates high-tech satined plastic compound.
Speed ranges Electronic speed selection, 33 ⅓, 45 rpm (78 rpm optional)
Drive unit Decoupled and resonance damped DC motor, flat belt-drive and plug-in power supply unit designed for worldwide use with all networks and power frequencies.
Bearing Polished and tempered steel shaft in a sintered bronze housing, running on a Teflon thrust-pad.
Platter Synthetic material, CNC precision milled surface; 30mm / 1.18 inch thickness; aluminum sub-platter
Speed variation ± 0.05 %
Power consumption Max. consumption: 1.5 Watt
Consumption in operation: 0.5 Watt
Off mode: 0.0 Watt
Weight Approx. 7.5kg / Wood: 7.9kg (incl. motor, tonearm and cartridge)
Dimensions (w/d/h in inches) Approx. 16.54 x 13.78 x 4.92 (with tonearm)
Dimensions (w/d/h in mm) Approx. 420 x 350 x 125 (with tonearm)
Warranty 2 years*
User manuals
reviews & awards
Awards & Nominations

Award winning technology

  • Test: Clearaudio Concept Edition Gold/White | Plattenspieler
  • Urkunde Goldenes Ohr 2017 stereoplay
  • ars! analog Award Schallplattenspieler des Jahres 2013
  • Stereophile Best Sounding Audio 2012 concept
  • Designpreis Deutschland 2012 Silver
  • Designpreis Deutschland 2010 Nominee
  • Plus X Design
  • Plus X Design Best Product 2010
  • Red Dot Design 2010
  • What HiFi Best Turntable 2014
  • What HiFi Best Turntable 2011
  • What HiFi Product of the year 2010
  • What HiFi Product of the year 2009
  • HiFi Voice Product of the year
  • HiFi Choice Recommendet
  • Pro-K Product of the year 2010
Reviews - previews - press comments

What the papers say

If you feel the need for an outstanding turntable between now and then though, don't think twice.


The concept is easy to setup, easy to use, and it sounds great. At this price point, it's king.

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