Clearaudio Concept Active

$2,400.00+

With the concept active’s integrated Clearaudio phonostage, move between headphone listening and listening over amp through your speakers.

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The concept active package (also available in a ‘wood’ version) is available with either our innovative, frictionless, magnetic bearing concept tonearm or our Satisfy Kardan Aluminium tonearm. Choose too, from our specially developed moving magnet (MM) or moving coil (MC) concept cartridges.

All critical parameters from cartridge tracking weight to anti-skating are preadjusted in our factory. With the concept active integrated Clearaudio phonostage, move between headphone listening and listening over amp through your speakers.

The excellent integrated headphone amplifier is suitable for all premium, dynamic headphones.

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 refined, contemporary exterior lies a level of technical sophistication unique to Clearaudio. The Concept’s chassis comprises a core of natural medium-density wood fibre within an aluminium surround and upper layer incorporating a high tech synthetic compound. This composite of materials eliminates the detrimental effects caused by unwanted vibrations.

The DC motor is fed by an external voltage-stabilised power supply and is completely decoupled from the chassis, isolating the record from any 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 Clearaudio Concept cartridge. With the Concept turntable package, Clearaudio offers you an extremely innovative design that is very affordable.

The revolutionary Concept combines the highest quality of music playback with a design that has won several awards worldwide – including the German Design Award and ‘Best Turntable’ award from ‘What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision’ magazine. With the Concept, to find an affordable entry point to the high-end world is a breeze. It reveals the magic of optimum sound reproduction even for those music lovers who could not previously afford this experience. You can buy the Concept in a package with specially developed moving magnet (MM) or moving coil (MC) cartridges. A frictionless magnetic bearing tonearm is responsible for the optimal performance of the cartridges. All critical parameters from cartridge tracking weight to anti-skating are preadjusted in our factory. The Concept represents the ideal of stress-free ‘plug and play’: unpack, connect, put the record on the platter – and just enjoy music. There was never more audiophile technology in this class of turntables.

Additional information

Weight 16.5 lbs
Dimensions 13.78 × 16.54 × 5.51 in
Color

Black, Silver/Black, Wood

Tonearm

Concept, Satisfy Black, Satisfy Carbon Fiber

Phono Cartridge

Concept MC, Concept V2 MM, Maestro V2 MM, w/o Cartridge

CONSTRUCTION DETAILS Resonance-optimised body, highly compressed wood chassis, core of natural medium-density wood fibre within an aluminium surround and upper layer incorporating a high tech synthetic compound
SPEED RANGES 33 ⅓, 45 and 78 rpm
DRIVE UNIT 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
BEARING Polished and tempered steel shaft in a sintered bronze bushing, runs on a mirror of Teflon
PLATTER Synthetic material, CNC-precision milled surface, 30mm thickness / 1.18 inch. Aluminium subplatter.
SPEED ACCURACY (MEASURED) ± 0.05 %
POWER CONSUMPTION Max. consumption: 5.5 Watt
Off mode: 0.0 Watt
OF THE INTEGRATED PHONOPREAMP BY 1KHZ +52 dB (MM mode)
+72 dB (MC mode)
AMPLIFICATION OF THE INTEGRATED PHONOPREAMP BY 1KHZ < 0,02 % (MM mode)
< 0,03 % (MC mode)
THD OF THE INTEGRATED PHONOPREAMP -74 dB (MM mode)
-64 dB (MC mode)
S/N OF THE INTEGRATED PHONOPREAMP ± 0,5 dB
RIAA ACCURACY OF THE INTEGRATED PHONOPREAMP 47 kOhm
MAX. OUTPUT VOLTAGE OF THE INTEGRATED PHONOPREAMP < 10V
TOTAL WEIGHT Approx. 7.6kg (incl. tonearm and cartridge)
DIMENSIONS (W/D/H in mm) Approx. 420 x 350 x 125 (with tonearm)

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