Concept

$ 1,503.00$ 1,640.00

Concept

$ 1,503.00$ 1,640.00

Concept black/silver turntable including concept tonearm and concept MM cartridge

For open ears and eyes.

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.

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1978 was the year Peter Suchy and his team developed Clearaudio's first moving coil cartridges. The patented fully symmetrical design and the choice of a boron cantilever were pioneering approaches which guide others to this day – while Clearaudio continues to refine them. 'Made in Germany' at Clearaudio stands for the highest quality, using high-end materials and the perfect technical implementation of intelligent innovation. Every product in Clearaudio's portfolio is conceived and produced by highly skilled specialists and precision engineers in the science city of Erlangen.
Since its inception, Clearaudio has amazed music lovers in more than 80 countries worldwide with analogue playback devices that set new standards of audio reproduction and constantly raise the bar a little higher. The range now also includes – in addition to high-end turntables, tonearms and cartridges – phonostages, preamplifiers, class A power amplifiers, connectors, cables and audio racks plus a wide range of accessories for maximum listening pleasure. The company has also embraced music production and now creates Clearaudio's own audiophile recordings and lovingly supervised re-releases of legendary classical discs once produced for the world famous Deutsche Grammophon.
Passionate and specialised staff, the highest quality materials, skilful workmanship, uncompromisingly accurate design and ingenious production technology – all taking place in Erlangen, centre of science and location of the world-famous Friedrich-Alexander University. Our city shapes and influences our aspirations and expertise. In close proximity to the Fraunhofer and Max Planck Institutes, our engineers and mechanics research future technology – for ever greater acoustic quality. Under the Clearaudio banner, highly trained perfectionists with innovative imaginations help to make audiophile visions come true.

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 MC 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.

Technical Specifications

CONCEPT / CONCEPT MC

CONSTRUCTION DETAILS Resonance-optimised chassis

SPEED RANGES 33 ⅓, 45 and 78 rpm

DRIVE UNIT 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 POM, 30 mm thickness

SPEED ACCURACY (MEASURED) ± 0.04 %

POWER CONSUMPTION Max. consumption: 1.5 Watt

Consumption in operation: 0.5 Watt

Off mode: 0.0 Watt

TOTAL WEIGHT Approx. 7.5 kg (incl. motor, tonearm and cartridge)

DIMENSIONS (W/D/H in inches) Approx. 16.54 x 13.78 x 4.92 (with tonearm)

DIMENSIONS (W/D/H in mm) Approx. 420 x 350 x 125 (with tonearm)

Additional information

Cartridge

Concept MC, Concept MM

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