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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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Features

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)

Dimensions

Width
16.54 inches
Depth
13.78 inches
Height
4.92 inches

Speed ranges

33 ⅓, 45 and 78 rpm

Material/color

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.

WHAT HI-FI? SOUND AND VISION

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

WHAT HI-FI? SOUND AND VISION
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