Clearaudio Performance DC AiR
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 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 polyoxymethylene (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 with an interchangeable arm board design which can accommodate a variety of 9-inch tonearms including Clearaudio’s Satisfy Carbon, Tracer, and TT5 Linear tracking arm.
Available with silver or black finish.
Clearaudio Satisfy Carbon Tonearm
Unique dual point design, magnetic antiskating control.
Clearaudio Tracer Tonearm
Radial tonearm with horizontal sapphire bearing and vertically ball bearing. Fine adjustment of the azimuth. Available in black or silver carbon with matching aluminium parts.
Clearaudio TT5 Linear Tracking Tonearm
Tangential tracking, resonance optimized chassis.
- Aluminum sandwich plinth
- 2-piece height adjustable (for leveling) aluminum feet with anti-resonance damping tips
- 40mm-thick POM 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