ClearAudio Concept Wood Turntable With New Sumiko Blue Point Special EVO III Cartridge
The Concept is regarded as the best value/performance piece available from ClearAudio.
And in our opinion this is the best looking turntable made by ClearAudio. It's also simple to operate and a breeze to setup.
Plus it's handmade in Europe with meticulous attention to fit and finish.
Close inspection reveals that no shortcuts were taken in both design and materials selection.
Comes professionally (SkyFi) calibrated and fitted with a brand new Sumiko Blue Point Special EVO III High Output MC (Moving-Coil) cartridge. Or you can choose a different cartridge via the options at the bottom of this listing.
The EVO III is better than the stock cartridge that ships with the Concept and a great performer.
In overall excellent cosmetic and perfect working condition.
More from ClearAudio:
ClearAudio Concept - User Manual
The best concept
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. The package is completed with the high quality CONCEPT MM or CONCEPT MC cartridge (Upgrade possible).
Innovative, high-performing, user-friendly and affordable. Now that’s what we call an unbeatable concept.
Resonance-optimised bodywork; body comprises medium-density wood fibre or pressure-formed solid wood; upper layer incorporates high-tech satined plastic compound.
Electronic speed selection, 33 ⅓, 45 rpm (78 rpm optional)
Decoupled and resonance damped DC motor, flat belt-drive and plug-in power supply unit designed for worldwide use with all networks and power frequencies.
Polished and tempered steel shaft in a sintered bronze housing, running on a Teflon thrust-pad.
Synthetic material, CNC precision milled surface; 30mm / 1.18 inch thickness; aluminum sub-platter
± 0.05 %
Max. consumption: 1.5 Watt
Consumption in operation: 0.5 Watt
Off mode: 0.0 Watt
Approx. 7.5kg / Wood: 7.9kg (incl. motor, tonearm and cartridge)
• medium-density wood:
black/silver or black/black
• pressure-formed solid wood:
black/wood or black/dark wood
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