Clearaudio - Concept Turntable

 (With Silver Trim)

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The Concept is a great-sounding package, built with extreme precision and state-of-the-art materials. The anti-resonant Delrin platter and newly designed tonearm extract maximum resolution from every record.
The advantages of the Clearaudio CONCEPT turntable :
+ absolute perfection in finishing, made in Germany
+ innovative technology and materials
+ friction free tonearm magnetic bearing technology
+ all three speeds possible, 33 1/3, 45 and 78 RPM
+ decoupled DC motor with extreme low noise bush bearings
+ precision belt drive
+ separate made in Germany power supply

Technical specifications


Construction details:

- Resonance-optimised chassis
- Friction free tonearm with magnetic bearing technology

Speed ranges:

33 1/3, 45 and 78 RPM

Drive unit (motor):

Decoupled DC motor with low noise bearings


Polished and tempered steel shaft in a sintered bronze bushing, runs on a mirror of Teflon


Black coloured POM, 30 mm thickness

Speed variation:

±0,04 %


approx. 7,5 kg incl. motor, tonearm and cartridge

Dimensions (W/D/H in inches):

approx. 16,54 x 13,78 x 5,51

Dimensions (W/D/H in mm):

approx. 420 x 350 x 140

Customer Reviews (3.00 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.


posted on 02/01/2012
5 Stars
I own a VPI Superscoutmaster Reference ( Rim Drive+Aluminium Platter with Continuum Copperhead Tone Arm and a Well Tempered Amadeus. Both these tables have Benz LPS carts. I also own a Clearaudio Concept MC. While the latter does not perform at the level of either of the VPI or Well Tempered, it is nevertheless, an outstanding deck and deserves its universal acclaim. The Clearaudio Concept MC is neutral, gets everything right, is well detailed, dynamic and musical. I have played enormously complex choral and orchestral works through it and all those complexities were discharged with consummate ease. Similarly, it has the rhythm and pace required in other musical genres. The bottom line is that this is a thoroughly enjoyable and very good piece of kit. It partners well with Clearaudio's Basic Plus Phono Stage with Accu + power supply.

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