The Innovation Compact turntable with its very efficient design is nothing less than an audiophile revelation. Thanks to optical speed control (OSC), speed stability values are obtained that lift this turntable into the global highend class.
Perfectly matched materials meet patented Clearaudio technology. The 70mm-thick platter of the Innovation Compact consists of dynamically balanced polyoxymethylene (POM) and is powered by a high-torque DC motor with precision bearings, developed exclusively for Clearaudio.
The optimally designed chassis keeps resonances out of the audible range and guarantees maximum stability in a housing made of a massive panzerholz (bulletproof wood) and aluminium sandwich. Timeless design with quality built to last for decades. The option to mount a second tonearm makes it possible to play a rich variety of music from across the decades.
Approx. 12 kg (without tonearm and power supply)
(with tonearm base, without tonearm)
33 ⅓, 45 and 78 rpm
Available in black and wood chassis
|Speed options:||33 ⅓, 45, 78rpm|
|Bearing:||Clearaudio CMB ceramic magnetic bearing in main platter / upper drive platter assembly. Inverted bearing in lower drive platter.|
|Platter:||70mm / 2.75 inch main platter, made out of synthetic material with high-density and excellent dimension stability, precision CNC machined surface, solid stainless steel sub-platter, dynamically balanced|
|Speed accuracy (measured):||< ± 0.08%|
|Power consumption:||Max. consumption: 9.3 watts
Consumption in operation: 2.5 watts
Standby mode: 2.5 watts
Off mode: 0.0 watts
|Total weight:||Approx. 12kg (without tonearm and power supply)|
|Dimensions (W/D/H):||Approx. 18.11 × 19.09 × 6.18 inches (with tonearm base, without tonearm)|
|Dimensions (W/D/H):||Approx. 460 × 485 × 157mm (with tonearm base, without tonearm)|
|Manufacturer’s warranty:||5 years*|
The Clearaudio Innovation Compact is a highly capable high end turntable with some very fine qualities; it's stable, delicate and musical, with a lovely midband. Marry the matching Magnify tonearm to it and this becomes truly magical [...] I'd recommend you listen and see if it's for you.
Lyrical and lucid, yet stable and surefooted, this is a fine compact high end turntable.