Clearaudio Ovation Turntable
Beautiful Design, Powerful Sound, and Easy to Use
Unites the Technology of the Innovation with the Concept's Ease of Use
Clearaudio's newest turntable is one of the most gorgeous designs ever
built by the famed German analog perfectionists. The Ovation not only
looks stunning, it sounds staggering. In addition, it’s simple to set up and
play. When you get this table home and play your first LP, you’ll know
why everyone is so excited. A 1.5-inch Delrin platter sits on a plinth made
from a composite of aluminum and wood laminate that looks as great
as it is effective at controlling vibration. A DC motor locks in perfect
speed control, giving the Ovation an indescribable naturalness. It all
just sounds “right.” The new carbon-fiber Clarify tonearm is based on a
frictionless bearing, allowing the sound of your cartridge to completely
define the ‘table’s sonic signature. No matter your musical tastes, the
Ovation is the ideal platform for playing your LPs.
"Based on my many enjoyable listening sessions excellence is
precisely what you should expect from the Ovation. I view the Ovation
as a major success. Clearaudio has easily met its goal of bridging the
gap between high-end sound and real-world convenience. This easy to set
up, maintain, and operate package will bring its owners years of musical
satisfaction. And that counts for us audiophiles as well as 'normal'
– Wayne Garcia, The Absolute Sound
The Clearaudio Ovation is available in either silver or black with a wood base. Both finishes are also available with a piano black lacquer by special order only.
"Right from the first few notes played by the Clearaudio Ovation, I knew I was working with a machine that loved making music. Everything I played had terrific body to the tone, and a harmonic cohesiveness from bass to treble that gave music a very natural and organic feel. Each instrument and voice sat unambiguously in the soundstage with a largeness and roundness at its edges - the opposite of an analytic and etched sound. Yet there was very good resolution."
– Erick Lichte, Stereophile
- Panzerholz wood/aluminum sandwich plinth
- Plinth mass loaded and internally damped with stainless steel shot damping tiles
- Adjustable leveling and locking feet from Innovation
- 40mm thick Delrin platter with weighted rim
- Machined aluminum sub-platter
- Inverted Ceramic Magnetic Bearing (CMB)
- Decoupled 3 speed DC motor with Optical Speed Control (OSC)