Norman Audio

ClearAudio Concept turntable without cartridge (Pre-owned)

Customer pre-owned set
Price: $1,200 (without cartridge)

Clearaudio’s vision for the concept: design an elegantly styled turntable package featuring a level of groundbreaking technology usually only found in high-end turntables, combining plug-and-play simplicity

with outstanding sound quality and affordability. Beneath the sleek, contemporary exterior is a level of technical sophistication unique to Clearaudio.

The concept’s body is carefully crafted from medium-density wood fibre (or, optionally, pressure-formed solid wood) with a selection of smart made-to-match surface finishes. The body’s upper layer incorporates a special high-tech satined plastic compound designed to minimise unwanted resonance.

The DC motor is fed by an external voltage-stabilised power supply and is completely decoupled from the turntable’s body to ensure no mechanical interference.

The concept tonearm features a magnetic bearing that is friction-free for extremely low distortion and superb performance.

Specifications:

Construction DetailsResonance-optimised bodywork; body comprises medium-density wood fibre or pressure-formed solid wood; upper layer incorporates high-tech satined plastic compound.
Speed rangesElectronic speed selection, 33 ⅓, 45 rpm (78 rpm optional)
Drive unitDecoupled and resonance damped DC motor, flat belt-drive and plug-in power supply unit designed for worldwide use with all networks and power frequencies.
BearingPolished and tempered steel shaft in a sintered bronze housing, running on a Teflon thrust-pad.
PlatterSynthetic material, CNC precision milled surface; 30mm / 1.18 inch thickness; aluminum sub-platter
Speed variation± 0.05 %
Power consumptionMax. consumption: 1.5 Watt
Consumption in operation: 0.5 Watt
Off mode: 0.0 Watt
WeightApprox. 7.5kg / Wood: 7.9kg (incl. motor, tonearm and cartridge)
Dimensions (W/D/H in inches)Approx. 16.54 x 13.78 x 4.92 (with tonearm)
Dimensions (W/D/H in mm)Approx. 420 x 350 x 125 (with tonearm)

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