An Absolute Sound Golden Ear Award winner, the Clearaudio Innovation Wood turntable features a resonance-optimized dual-tier chassis based upon proven Clearaudio three-point design; a combination of Panzerholz (bulletproof wood), aluminum skins, and aluminum pods. Its high-density, dynamically balanced 2.75″ POM platter is mated to a half-inch thick, CNC-machined stainless steel sub-platter and Clearaudio’s patented CMB (ceramic magnetic bearing) technology, where the platter magnetically levitates on an inverted bearing attached to a low-friction ceramic shaft. A high-torque DC motor exclusive to Clearaudio is equipped with an OSC (optical speed control)circuit controlled in real time via an infrared sensor. The end result is a highly musical, detailed presentation with very accurate pitch and exceptional rhythm and pace. The Innovation Wood is also dual-tonearm capable and plays 33 1/3 rpm, 45 rpm and 78 rpm speeds.
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, precision CNC-machined surface, solid stainless steel sub-platter, dynamically balanced. 70 mm / 2.75″ POM main 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
Solid CNC-machined stainless steel
less than +- 0.05 %
51 lbs without tonearm and power supply
18.86″ x 19.09″ x 8.86″
|Other Special Features
OSC (optical speed control) in real time via infrared sensor, playback with two tonearms possible