Clearaudio Concept AiR Turntable - Black

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  • 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 a black 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 can completed with the optional high-quality Clearaudio MM or MC 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 without cartridge or 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.

    “For sheer musical engagement and superb speed stability, it’s the one to beat in this price range.” – The Absolute Sound Editors’ Choice Awards

    “Clearaudio’s plug’n’play Concept turntable-tonearm-cartridge combo is exceptionally attractive, easy to set up and use, and seems better built than its price would suggest.” – Michael Fremer, Stereophile

  • Features:

    • Made in Germany
    • 2-piece 30mm-thick POM platter
    • Polished tempered steel bearing shaft within sintered bronze bushings
    • Mirror polished teflon thrust pad
    • Belt-driven by a decoupled DC motor
    • 33, 45 and 78 rpm at a turn of a dial
    • Concept tonearm features a friction-free magnetic bearing
    • Optional factory mounted and aligned MM or MC phono cartridge
  • Speed Ranges

    33 1/3, 45, and 78 RPM, Electronic Speed Change


    Decoupled DC motor with low-noise bearings


    Polished and tempered steel shaft in a sintered bronze bushing, runs on a mirror of Teflon


    CNC-machined POM (polyoxymethylene), 30 mm thickness

    Speed Accuracy

    +- 0.04 %


    16.5 lbs


    16.54″ x 13.78″ x 5.51″


    2 years

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