Clearaudio Concept Turntable with Concept MC cartridge.
Clearaudio have made some cute to get the Concept package down to this price - is it worth the extra over the moving magnet package for just under £1000 though? sorry - yes it is - they have cut their margin and ours so don't ask us to knock anything off, it is one hell of a buy at this price!!!
Setting up a turntable can be a daunting prospect and many audiophiles worry they'll get it wrong and limit the performance of their system. The solution? The innovative Clearaudio Concept is a ready-configured turntable which offers superior performance and sound quality, while also being simple, affordable and as easy to set up as a CD player!
Behind the Concept's simple construction is strong attention to detail. Its features include:
A resonance-optimised chassis, with a polymer top coat and aluminium edge trim.
A flat-belt driven decoupled DC motor with low noise bush bearings.
An innovative pivoted tonearm with friction-free magnetic bearing; the arm functions like a unipivot but with superior stability and handling.
The tonearm is fitted with a choice of either the Clearaudio Concept MM or Concept MC cartridge.
All three playing speeds are provided for: 33 1/3, 45 and 78rpm
Works beautifully straight out of the box: all necessary adjustmentsare already completed at the Clearaudio factory, including tracking weight and anti-skating force.
Strong design with simple, clean lines and excellent quality finish.
The Concept: a winning combination of ease of use, excellent build quality and top-notch sound across the full range of musical genres – at a very affordable price.
|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|
|Bearing:||Polished and tempered steel shaft in a sintered bronze bushing, runs on a mirror of Teflon|
|Platter:||Black coloured 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|
|Manufacturer's guarantee*:||2 years|
*Only if the Manufacturer's guarantee card is filled out correctly and sent back within 2 weeks to Clearaudio