Clearaudio - Performance DC Turntable with Clarify Tonearm





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Also available w/Verify Carbon Fiber tonearm for $3,000

The Performance DC shares sophisticated technology with Clearaudio's award-winning Ovation and Concept turntables, placing it in the middle of this series of three turntables featuring outstanding sound, unmatched value and ease of use. The Performance DC's main composite chassis consists of a specific density wood core sandwiched between two massive anodized aluminum plates. A band of polished silver aluminum is wrapped around the plinth's core, giving the Performance DC an elegant and modern look. The powerful and smooth-running DC motor is mounted to the composite main chassis and is effectively decoupled for enhanced dynamic range. The motor and belt are hidden from view, protected from dust and UV. They drive a precision machined aluminum sub-platter coupled to a 40mm thick POM platter, supported by Clearaudio's patented CMB (Ceramic Magnetic Bearing). The Performance DC's 33, 45, and 78 rpm speeds are selected by blue illuminated buttons, ergonomically integrated into the front left of the chassis. Precision adjustability is possible for each speed via user-accessible trim pots. The Performance DC comes standard fitted with Clearaudio's magnetic bearing Verify Carbon Fiber tonearm and its interchangeable armboard design can accommodate a variety of 9 inch tonearms including Clearaudio's Clarify, Magnify and Universal tonearms.

• Aluminum sandwich plinth
• Two piece height adjustable (for leveling) aluminum feet with anti-resonance damping tips
• 40mm thick Delrin platter with weighted rim
• Machined aluminum sub-platter
• Inverted Ceramic Magnetic Bearing (CMB)
• Decoupled 3 speed DC motor; user fine- adjustable 33, 45, 78 rpm
• Verify Carbon Fiber tonearm features a magnetic bearing, carbon fiber armwand, and 1 meter DirectWire cable

Construction Details: 

Resonance optimized chassis with internal damping, belt driven with user-adjustable speed control, dynamically balanced 40 mm / 1.5 inch POM platter.

Speed Change:

33 1/3 RPM, 45 RPM, 78 RPM

Motor Drive:

Decoupled DC motor in chassis, resonance damping device

Main Bearing:

Polished ceramic shaft in a sintered bronze bushing, magnetic bearing (CMB)

Platter Material:

POM, 1.5 inch / 40 mm

More Special Features:

All turntable feet are fine adjustable

Rumble: DIN IEC 98 by method A / 92 dB
Speed Accurage (measured): Less than ±0.04 %

Approx: 10 kg / 22 lbs.with Verify tonearm

Dimensions (W/D/H in inches): 16.5 x 14 x 6
Dimensions (W/D/H in mm): 420 x 350 x 115
Manufacturers' Guarantee: 5 Years (tonearms 2 years)

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