Turntable of the year

The design of the Ovation seems both timeless and minimalist – maximum music enjoyment needs no embellishment.

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Product specifications

Within a precision-machined chassis comprising a sandwich of aluminium and panzerholz bulletproof wood, 100,000 tiny metal balls eliminate any possibility of harmful resonances. Hidden under a 40mm-thick platter made of resonancedamping POM is a very quiet decoupled DC motor with high torque.

With Clearaudio's optical speed control (OSC) and ceramic magnetic bearing (CMB), the Ovation achieves supreme speed stability and redefines the standards in its class. Audio journal 'The Absolute Sound' recognised the Ovation's superior qualities and declared it 'Turntable of the Year'.

Total weight

Approx. 13.5 kg


16.54 inches
13.78 inches
5.31 inches

(without tonearm)

Speed ranges

33 ⅓, 45 and 78 rpm


Available in black and wood chassis

Technical specifications
Construction details: Resonance-optimised body, bullet proof wood chassis in sandwich construction embedded between two aluminium plates.
Speed options: 33 ⅓, 45, 78rpm
Drive unit:
  • High torque 24V DC motor exclusively made for Clearaudio; Optical Speed Control (OSC) in real time through infrared sensor
  • Decoupled DC motor in chassis; resonance damping device; flat belt-drive
Bearing: Cut and polished ceramic shaft in a sintered bronze bushing, Clearaudio patented ceramic magnetic bearing (CMB)
Platter: Synthetic material, CNC-precision milled surface, 40mm thickness / 1.57 inch.
Aluminium sub-platter
Speed accuracy (measured): ± 0.03%
Power consumption: Max. consumption: 8.6 watts
Consumption in operation: 2.5 watts
Standby mode: 2.5 watts
Off mode: 0.0 watts
Total weight: Approx. 13.5kg
Dimensions (W/D/H): Approx. 16.54 × 13.78 × 5.31 inches (without tonearm)
Dimensions (W/D/H): Approx. 420 × 350 × 135mm (without tonearm)
Manufacturer’s warranty: 5 years*
User manuals
reviews & awards
Awards & Nominations

Award winning technology

  • Award Goldenes Ohr 2019 stereoplay
  • German Design Council - Special Mention 2014
  • HiFi Stars 2012
  • Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland 2012 - Nominee
  • Red Dot Design 2012
  • The Absolute Sound - Turntable of the year 2011
  • Plus X - High Quality Design award
Reviews - previews - press comments

What the papers say

With no tricky setup required, Clearaudio's Ovation delivers impressive clarity of definition, transparency to the source, and excellent overall tonal balance. [...] It all adds up to a terrific value - and our Turntable of the Year Award winner.

Wayne Garcia
the absolute sound
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