Clearaudio - Innovation Compact Wood Turntable with Universal 9" Tonearm

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Clearaudio - Innovation Compact Wood Turntable with Universal 9" Tonearm

Clearaudio - Innovation Compact Wood Turntable with Universal 9" Tonearm

Price $13,500.00
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Play Vinyl with a Timeless Elegance: Clearaudio Innovation Compact Wood Turntable with Universal Tonearm a Reference Synthesis of Engineering, Aesthetics, Performance, and Sound

Engineered to the nth degree and built with perfectly matched materials, the Clearaudio Innovation Compact Wood turntable is a visual and mechanical work of art that plays vinyl with a timeless elegance stemming from a bygone age. Equipped with the German company's premier Universal tonearm – a user-friendly design with remarkable tracking ability, stability, coloration-free playback, and compatibility with virtually any cartridge – it looks like it belongs as the centerpiece in a whole-floor penthouse suite. And Innovation Compact Wood sounds as if it could fill the world's finest performance halls with lyrical, lucid, magnificently balanced sound that mirrors the exact properties of live music.

A high-torque DC motor with precision bearings, ultra-dense 2.75-inch polyoxmethylene platter, and optical speed control translate to immense stability and revelatory dynamics. Its optimally designed chassis keeps resonances out of the audible range and guarantees maximum stability in a housing made of a massive panzerholz (bulletproof wood) and aluminum sandwich. The option to mount a second tonearm makes it possible to play a rich variety of music from across the decades without hassle. In every way, Innovation Compact Wood is true to its name – and then some. 100% Music Direct Guaranteed.

"Solo instruments and voices have such rock-solid pitch stability that you'll swear you are listening to a direct-drive 'table without the motor noise."
—Jim Hannon, The Absolute Sound, Editors' Choice Award

Universally Great Performance: Clearaudio Universal Tonearm
Universal may as well be named for its unstintingly, universally great analog performance. High precision ball bearings in its vertical and horizontal axis guarantee Universal provides the ideal conditions for the cartridge to track the record groove without adding any coloration or distortion. Universal's arm tube is comprised of carbon – ultra-stiff but lightweight, providing maximum stability and stellar tracking. The easy and exact setting of azimuth and VTA become child's play with Universal. And it is compatible with almost any cartridge of your choice, thanks to easily interchangeable counterweights and a fine scale that make tracking-force adjustments an incredibly simple feat.

Speed ranges: 33 1/3 rpm, 45 rpm, 78 rpm
Drive unit:
   High torque DC motor with belt drive
   Electronic Optical Speed Control (OSC)
Bearing: Clearaudio CMB ceramic magnetic bearing in main platter/upper drive platter assembly. Inverted bearing in lower drive platter.
Platter: 70mm/2.75 inch
Speed accuracy (measured): < ± 0.08 %
Power consumption: Max. consumption: 9.3 Watt
Consumption in operation: 2.5 Watt
Standby mode: 2.5 Watt
Off mode: 0.0 Watt
Weight: 26.5 lbs.
Dimensions (WDH): 18.11" x 19.09" x 6.18"
Warranty: 5 years

User Manual (PDF, 2.2 MB)

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