The Innovation Compact Wood is based on the technology of the Clearaudio Innovation Wood turntable, but uses a single plinth as opposed to the stainless steel sub-platter found on the Innovation Wood. Its resonance-optimized chassis shape is based on the proven success of Clearaudio’s three-point design — a combination of Panzerholz, aluminum layers, and aluminum pods. The Innovation Compact Wood uses Clearaudio’s patented CMB (Ceramic Magnetic Bearing) technology, where the platter magnetically levitates on an inverted bearing attached to a low-friction ceramic shaft. The high-torque DC motor is equipped with electronic OSC (Optical Speed Control). The high-density, dynamically balanced 2.75″ polyoxymethylene (POM) platter provides excellent dimensional stability. The Innovation Compact Wood is dual tonearm capable.
The 9" Universal is Clearaudio's finest pivoted tonearm. Its vertical and horizontal ball bearing assembly is precision manufactured to ultra high tolerances and the whole unit is carefully hand-assembled. The Universal features a carbon fiber arm tube whose sophisticated multi-tiered construction reduces resonances to a vanishing degree. Its machined aluminum headshell allows for accurate azimuth adjustment, while fine adjustments for anti-skate and VTF are accomplished with precision controls. The Universal also comes with multiple easily interchangeable counter weights, allowing it to work with nearly any cartridge manufactured today. Its internal wiring is Clearaudio's best Six Stream cable, as found on their Statement tonearm, assuring absolute signal integrity and the best performance with even the lowest output MC cartridges. The Universal uses the Clearaudio/Linn standard mount, making it compatible with all Clearaudio turntables and an ideal replacement tonearm for other brand turntables.
Resonance-optimized chassis shape, belt-driven with self-adjusting speed control, dynamically balanced 70 mm / 2.75″ POM platter
33 1/3, 45, and 78 RPM, convenient electronic controls
High-torque DC motor
CMB (Ceramic Magnetic Bearing)
CNC-machined POM (polyoxymethylene), 70 mm thickness
less than +- 0.05 %
26 lbs without tonearm and power supply
18.86″ x 19.09″ x 5.55″
|Other Special Features||
OSC (optical speed control) in real time via infrared sensor, playback with two tonearms possible