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Clearaudio Concept AiR Turntable

Clearaudio Concept AiR Turntable

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Clearaudio Concept AiR Turntable

 

For sheer musical engagement and superb speed stability, it’s the one to beat in this price range.
— THE ABSOLUTE SOUND EDITORS' CHOICE AWARDS, 2013

 

The simplicity and lovely sound of this turntable is all anyone needs to enjoy the visceral and tactile pleasures of playing a record. ... Since its arrival, I’ve had more fun listening to music than I have in years... Buy one, it’s highly recommended!
— DEAN SEISLOVE, POSITIVE FEEDBACK, JUNE 2013

 

Clearaudio’s plug’n'play Concept turntable-tonearm-cartridge combo is exceptionally attractive, easy to set up and use, and seems better built than its price would suggest.
— MICHAEL FREMER, STEREOPHILE

 

The Clearaudio Concept turntable package does everything but unbox itself. For sheer musical engagement and superb speed stability it's the 'table to beat in this range.
— WAYNE GARCIA, THE ABSOLUTE SOUND

 

 

The AiR series all feature a new air-core DC 12 V motor similar to the air-core DC 24-volt motor used in the Reference Jubilee, Innovation, and Ovation. This new, vastly improved motor provides superior performance and speed stability for greater dynamics, even better imaging, and more musicality. All other turntable specifications remain the same.

The Concept turntable sets a new standard in turntable manufacturing. Precision German engineering combined with the latest technology and timeless design signal a new era in analog playback. The Concept is equipped with the innovative Concept tonearm (formerly known as the Verify tonearm; no change other than name), which features a friction-free magnetic bearing technology. A high-quality Clearaudio moving magnet (Concept MM) or moving coil (Concept MC) cartridge can be pre-mounted and factory-adjusted to complete this setup. The Concept is belt-driven by a low-noise, decoupled DC motor built into the resonant-optimized plinth, “… resulting in an attractive, small-footprint design that doesn’t require the buyer to find a place for an outboard motor—or even a motor placed in a hole in the plinth!” (Michael Fremer, Stereophile, June 2011). The platter is made of 30mm-thick polyoxymethylene (POM), an engineering thermoplastic used in precision parts that require high stiffness, low friction, and excellent dimensional stability. The Concept plays at three speeds – 33rpm, 45rpm, and 78rpm – selectable by Electronic Speed Control knob.

This genuine, timeless and modern design guarantees flawless musical enjoyment for decades.

  • Made in Germany
  • 2-piece 30mm-thick POM platter
  • Polished tempered steel bearing shaft within sintered bronze bushings
  • Mirror polished teflon thrust pad
  • Belt-driven by a decoupled DC motor
  • 33, 45 and 78 rpm at a turn of a dial
  • Concept tonearm features a friction-free magnetic bearing
  • Optional factory mounted and aligned MM or MC phono cartridge

The advantages of the Clearaudio CONCEPT turntable :

  • All parameters completely adjusted at the Clearaudio factory
  • 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
  • Optional MM or MC cartridge available factory pre-mounted and aligned

Specifications

  • 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
  • Bearing: Polished and tempered steel shaft in a sintered bronze bushing, runs on a mirror of Teflon
  • Platter: Black colored POM, 30 mm thickness
  • Speed variation ±0,04 %
  • Weight: 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
  • Warranty: 2 Years