Clearaudio Concept Active Turntable; Light Baltic Birch
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Clearaudio Concept Active
For some folks, setting up a record player involves lots of fine tuning, careful adjustment and close matching of components to create ultimate audio synergy. Part of the journey can seem like the destination given all of the little details that must be right if the system is to perform.
If all of that fiddling doesn’t seem up your alley, Clearaudio’s Concept Active may just be the turntable you’ve been looking for. This precision table is ready to go in all senses of the phrase, with Clearaudio carefully setting all parameters in-house before the deck is packed up and shipped off.
Notably, the Clearaudio Concept Active includes not only a high performance phono preamplifier, but makes that preamp volume variable via an on-deck volume control. An entire system can be assembled and controlled simply with the addition of a pair of active speakers or a traditional power amp and speaker set.
When the occasion calls for it, like when the rest of the house goes to sleep and you still want to stay up listening, you just switch off the speakers and the Clearaudio Concept Active’s own integrated headphone amplifier will keep the tunes cranking.
Under the surface, there are high tech elements at play everywhere you look. Multilayer composites, proprietary compounds and decoupled mechanisms feature in Clearaudio’s work with tension and dampening to dissolve and arrest the music-killing vibrations.
The optional Smart Power Supply offers a logical step up in performance, with power line noise reduction adding layers of transparency to the sonic result.
Compatible in a few colors and wood styles and configured with your choice of installed (and pre-adjusted!) cartridges, Clearaudio’s Concept Active turntable system is about as headache-free as anything you’ll find in the world of high end vinyl playback.
Phono Preamp Fully discrete Class-A circuit for MM & MC cartridges with switchable subsonic filter
Phono Preamp Gain low 40 db / mid 45 dB / high ~56 dB
Input Loading 47 kΩ (MM mode) / 110 Ω (MC mode)
RCA Output Gold plated connections with Passive, Variable Volume, and Active output options
Speed ranges 33 1/3, 45, and 78 RPM, Electronic Speed Change
Motor Decoupled DC motor with low-noise bearings
Bearing Polished and tempered steel shaft in a sintered bronze bushing, runs on a mirror of Teflon
Platter CNC-machined POM (polyoxymethylene), 30 mm thickness
Speed accuracy +- 0.05 %
Dimensions 16.54" x 13.78" x 5.51"
Warranty 2 years
Dustcover Sold Separately