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.
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.
Approx. 11.0 kg
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
|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*)|
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