The best concept

clearaudio’s vision for the concept: Design an elegantly styled turntable package featuring a level of ground-breaking 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

The concept achieves these highest of requirements, realising the Clearaudio vision.

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 chassis, isolating the record from any 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 Clearaudio concept MM or Clearaudio concept MC cartridge (toneam and/or cartridge upgrade possible).

With the concept turntable package, Clearaudio offers you an extremely innovative design that is very affordable.

concept edition

Concept edition series, is a limited edition of 250 units. It is combining special colors and improved material features.

In this edition the chassis top insert plate is made out of artificial stone with a special coating. Thus is improving the overall rigidity and giving some extra weight. The chassis is lacquered with a special white, giving the extra modern look. An eye and ear catcher, made to last forever!

Color variants:
silver with white chassis
gold with white chassis

Total weight (incl. tonearm and cartridge)

Approx. 7.5kg

Dimensions (with tonearm)

16.54 inches
13.78 inches
4.92 inches

Speed ranges

33 ⅓, 45 and 78 rpm


Medium-density wood:
silver / black

Pressure-formed solid wood:
wood / 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 turntable; chassis comprises medium-density wood fibre (silver / black) or pressure-formed solid wood (wood / dark wood); upper layer incorporates high-tech satined plastic compound.
Speed options: 33 ⅓, 45, 78rpm
Drive unit: Decoupled and resonance damped 12V 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 spindle in a sintered bronze housing, running on a teflon thrust-pad.
Platter: 30mm / 1.18 inch main platter, made out of synthetic material with high-density and excellent dimension /
precision CNC machined surface aluminium sub platter
Speed accuracy (measured): ± 0.05%
Power consumption: Max. consumption: 2.5 watts
Consumption in operation: 0.5 watts
Off mode: 0.0 watts
Total weight: Approx. 7.5kg  (incl. tonearm and cartridge)
Dimensions (W/D/H): Approx. 16.54 × 13.78 × 4.92 inches (with tonearm)
Dimensions (W/D/H): Approx. 420 × 350 × 125mm (with tonearm)
Manufacturer’s warranty: 2 years*
User manuals
reviews & awards
Awards & Nominations

Award winning technology

  • Siegel 96/100 Referenzklasse
  • Urkunde fairaudio's favourite Award 2023 - Clearaudio Concept Edition Gold/White
  • 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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