Performance DC

High-end for all

Are you looking for top-drawer high-end performance combined with ease of set-up and use?
The Performance DC is the most advanced of our packages combining turntable, tonearm and cartridge.

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Product specifications

The Performance DC is a complete package designed to open up the high-end listening experience to those ambitious music lovers who are willing to deal with the basic features of tonearm and cartridge adjustment, and who simply seek the best in music reproduction. A newly developed DC motor with high precision bearings and belt drive, in conjunction with a platter of 40mm-thick POM which rests on a Clearaudio ceramic magnetic bearing (CMB), provide optimal conditions for the correct sampling of the record groove.

The elegant and simple appearance of the Performance DC with its clear lines matches its excellent audio performance.
In combination with the Clarify tonearm and the Virtuoso V2 moving magnet (MM) cartridge, a turntable package has been created that leaves virtually nothing to be desired. Excellent tracking properties and hyper-accurate speed synchronisation ensure the ultimate listening pleasure.

Package combination

  • Performance DC with Clarify Tonearm and Virtuoso V2 MM Cartridge
  • Performance DC with Satisfy Kardan Black Aluminum Tonearm and Virtuoso V2 MM Cartridge
  • Performance DC with TT5 Tonearm and essence mc Cartridge
  • Performance DC Wood with Satisfy Kardan Black Aluminum Tonearm and Talismann V2 Gold MC Cartridge

Total weight

Approx. 11.0 kg


16.54 inches
12.99 inches
4.92 inches

Speed ranges

33 ⅓, 45 and 78 rpm


Performance DC Black with silver, black or wood chassis
Performance DC Silver with silver, black or wood chassis
Performance DC rose gold with Chassis in silver, black or dark red wood

Technical specifications
Construction Details Resonance-optimised turntable, highly compressed wood chassis in sandwich construction embedded between two aluminium plates, flat belt driven.
Speed ranges Comfortable speed change
33 ⅓, 45 and 78 rpm (optional)
Drive unit Decoupled and resonance damped DC motor, drive belt and plug-in power supply unit designed for worldwide use with all networks and power frequencies.
Bearing Cut and polished ceramic shaft in a sintered bronze bushing, Clearaudio ceramic magnetic bearing (CMB)
Platter Synthetic material, surface CNC-precision milled, Surface CNC-precision milled, 1.1 inch / 40 mm thickness
Speed accuracy (measured) 0.05 %
Power consumption Max. consumption: 3.3 Watt
Consumption in operation: 1.6 Watt
Standby mode: < 0.5 Watt
Off mode: 0.0 Watt
Total weight Approx. 11.0 kg
Dimensions (w/d/h in inches) Approx. 16.54 x 12.99 x 4.92 (with tonearm)
Dimensions (w/d/h in mm) Approx. 420 x 330 x 125 (with tonearm)
Warranty 2 years (5 years*)
User manuals
reviews & awards
Awards & Nominations

Award winning technology

  • Urkunde Goldenes Ohr 2017 stereoplay
  • Sound+Image Award 2015 - TURNTABLE OF THE YEAR OVER $3000
  • Plus X - High Quality Design award
  • the ear - Best buy award
Reviews - previews - press comments

What the papers say

For years Clearaudio has been filling its treasure chests: with its own magnetic bearing, carbon tone-arm, pick-up, precision engineering know how ... In the Performance DC all of this has now been brought together. In thoroughly attractive form, but at a price that is much too low.

Andreas Günther

If a product seems almost too upmarket to be true, you look twice as critically at the measurement results. But in the case of the Performance DC they are pretty well perfect [...] ultra-stable and way above the price class.

Andreas Günther

[...] one of the quietest turntables I have ever had the opportunity to review or audition. [...] this little lot should cost a whole lot more.

Chris Beeching
the ear
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