Clearaudio
Loving music
The Next Generation.
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Visions and Values........................
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Turntables ......................................
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Tonearms ........................................
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Cartridges ......................................
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Electronics ......................................
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Record Cleaning Machines .......
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Accessories ....................................
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Company . ......................................
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Visions and Values
Peter Suchy: a skilful developer with a strong and clear vision.
An engineer who is never content with the status quo and
engages in ongoing research to drive continuous innovation.
Suchy is a man who starts with the optimum and redesigns it
until it reaches new levels of perfection and sets new standards.
He represents the avantgarde of audio technology and has the
ability to bring his extraordinary ideas to life. His philosophy of
achieving the maximum possible is represented in every single
cartridge, tonearm, turntable and accessory.
Peter Suchy is more than just the man behind the products.
His dedication and personal commitment mean that he puts
his heart and soul, knowledge and passion, into his work.
These are qualities which Suchy’s children Robert, Patrick and
Veronika have inherited. They are taking forward the mission
of further developing Clearaudio’s products and exploring
new fields of technology with one ultimate goal in mind: to
reproduce recorded music with the best possible fidelity for
generations to come.
“Take the best and make it better,
only then is it just good enough.”
Company founder and his philosophy: „Take the best and
make it better, only then is it just good enough.“
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1978 was the year of real breakthrough, 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.
Next Generation:
Robert Suchy, Veronika Suchy, Patrick Suchy (f.l.t.r.)
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Statement
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ake the best and make it better, only then it will be good
enough. Based on this philosophy Clearaudio have been
setting new standards in analogue music reproduction for
more than 30 years. Based on their shared love for music,
Peter, Robert, Patrick and Veronika Suchy have designed an
exceptional new turntable that breaks the rules and boundaries
of music reproduction. The results of their tireless passion and
commitment are the outstanding Statement turntable and the
Statement TT1 tangential tonearm, designed to reproduce
music from vinyl records at the highest possible level.
The Statement turntable combines unprecedented functionality,
beautiful design and superb engineering with innovative
patented Clearaudio technology.
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This fusion of extraordinary craftsmanship, attention to the
smallest details and elaborate state-of-the-art production
reflects the creative values of the Suchy family and their ongoing passion to build innovative turntables at the highest level
that are inspiring and set new standards of performance.
Even the most minute musical details are faithfully reproduced.
Nothing is added, coloured, distorted or lost. Let your ears
relax as they hear only the music, the whole and complete
musical performance.
Discover another dimension of music reproduction.
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Statement
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Statement TT1
They call it the pinnacle of analogue music reproduction: the
patented Statement TT1 tangential tonearm developed by
Clearaudio has been copied many times, but never matched.
As its name implies, the TT1 represents the ultimate statement
in tangential tonearm construction. This pinnacle of tangential
tonearm technology is a key yardstick for Clearaudio’s
development team. With the Statement TT1, records are
replayed as they were cut – in a straight movement with no
curves. Hence the cartridge’s stylus tracks the record groove
perfectly without errors. In addition, Clearaudio uses a unique
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passive technology: a self-sufficient tonearm drive with a
purified mechanical design was created to combine optimal
resonance values with maximum freedom from interference
in the transmission of the music signal. In the TT series,
Clearaudio uses accurately crafted high quality materials
that are subject to ongoing quality control. Stability and
value come first. Uncompromising consistency and ongoing
innovation and development make Clearaudio a pacesetter in
tangential tonearm technology, always moving towards the
perfect audiophile listening experience.
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Patented non-contact magnetic drive
Precise arm height adjustment allowing
fine tuning of VTA, even during playback
Self-levelling mechanism with massive
stainless steel pendulum
Damped, floating main chassis
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Turntable Technology at its finest
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he goal of high-end analogue is to perfectly merge
technology, workmanship and design and subordinate them
to one single target: the best possible music reproduction. At
Clearaudio, all development, design and production remain
firmly in the hands of a perfectly experienced and attuned
team of specialists who never lose sight of that goal, and who
uphold the Clearaudio philosophy and high quality standards.
From the tiniest part to the full audiophile ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’
(a complete work of art that draws on many art forms), at
Clearaudio everything is meticulously made by hand – with
maximum precision and plenty of passion. Precision-crafted
mechanics and the use of components fine-tuned for density,
mass and shape guarantee mechanical harmony and the
absence of resonance when playing records. The ingredients
are high-density multi-layered wood, titanium, stainless steel
V2A, aluminium and specially developed high-performance
plastics. Two parameters are of critical importance: maximum
performance of music playback and technically effective design,
as well as the aesthetic beauty of our creations.
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Master Innovation –
masterly optimized
The latest model in the popular Innovation series shows clearly
how even the best is constantly being further developed and
brought to new sonic heights at Clearaudio. The 70mm-thick,
dynamically balanced platter made of resonance damping
plastic with a 15mm-thick precision-machined stainless steel
sub platter delivers the highest mechanical standards. The
Master Innovation doubles the inertia of the Innovation.
Incredible rotational speed stability is achieved thanks to the
combination of the patented Clearaudio ceramic magnetic
bearing (CMB) supplemented by an additional flywheel and a
Master Innovation black
with TT1-MI tonearm
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high torque DC motor. An infrared sensor sends signals to an
optical speed control mechanism to consistently maintain the
perfect speed, while non-contact magnetic decoupling of the
drive prevents any vibration or noise from the motor system
from reaching the main turntable. Consequently, speed
variations are eradicated and perfect pitch is obtained.
The Master Innovation provides the ability to mount up to
three tonearms. Existing Innovation owners have the option
to upgrade to Master Innovation level.
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Speed selection and motor control
Possibility to install up to three
tonearms, figure shows Clearaudio TT2
tangential tonearm
Contactless drive through magnetic
platter
Possibility to install up to three
tonearms, figure shows Clearaudio
Universal radial tonearm
Master Innovation wood
with TT1-MI tangential
tonearm
Master Innovation wood
with TT2 tangential
tonearm
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Innovation perfect synchronisation
In the world of turntable construction the Innovation is the
ultimate technological prototype. An infrared sensor combined
with Clearaudio‘s optical speed control (OSC) ensures an outstanding level of speed stability – a prerequisite for optimal
listening. A high-torque decoupled DC motor effortlessly
rotates the precision-machined 70mm-thick platter made of
high-density acrylic. The platter rotates in a virtually frictionfree environment atop the 15mm-thick stainless steel sub
platter, thanks to Clearaudio‘s patented ceramic magnetic
bearing (CMB). A convenient choice of three rotational speeds
is also at your fingertips, and it is possible to install a second
tonearm.
Innovation
black with
TT3 tangential
tonearm
Speed selection and motor
control
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Detail clearaudio Universal
tonearm and VTA-lifter
Clearaudio da Vinci V2 MC
cartridge
Innovation wood
with Universal
radial tonearm
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Innovation Compact ticket to the top of the world
Perfectly matched materials meet patented Clearaudio technology. The 70mm-thick platter of the Innovation Compact consists
of dynamically balanced polyoxymethylene (POM) and is powered
by a high-torque DC motor with precision bearings, developed
exclusively for Clearaudio. The Innovation Compact turntable
with its very efficient design is nothing less than an audiophile
revelation. Thanks to optical speed control (OSC), speed stability
Innovation Compact black
with Magnify tonearm
Clearaudio Magnify radial
tonearm
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Turntable hight adjustment and
alignment
values are obtained that lift this turntable into the global highend class. The optimally designed chassis keeps resonances out
of the audible range and guarantees maximum stability in a
housing made of a massive panzerholz (bulletproof wood) and
aluminium sandwich. Timeless design with quality built to last
for decades. The option to mount a second tonearm makes it
possible to play a rich variety of music from across the decades.
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Innovation Compact wood
with Magnify tonearm
Detail of Clearaudio radial
tonearm headshell
The rear of the turntable,
showing the external power
supply input
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Ovation turntable of the year
Within a precision-machined chassis comprising a sandwich
of aluminium and panzerholz bulletproof wood, 100,000 tiny
metal balls eliminate any possibility of harmful resonances.
Hidden under a 40mm-thick platter made of resonancedamping POM is a very quiet decoupled DC motor with high
torque. The design of the Ovation seems both timeless and
minimalist – maximum music enjoyment needs no embellishment. With Clearaudio’s optical speed control (OSC) and ceramic
Ovation
black with
Clarify radial
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magnetic bearing (CMB), the Ovation achieves supreme
speed stability and redefines the standards in its class. Audio
journal ‘The Absolute Sound’ recognised the Ovation’s superior
qualities and declared it ‘Turntable of the Year’.
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Convenient speed control at the
push of a button
Silver anodized aluminium
surface
Magnetically floating aluminium
precision sub platter
Ovation
wood with
Clarify radial
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Performance DC –
high-end for all
The Performance DC is a complete package designed to open
up the high-end listening experience to those who prefer to
avoid the selection and adjustment of separate cartridges or
tonearms, and who simply seek the best in music reproduction.
A newly developed DC motor with high precision bearings
and belt drive, in conjunction with a platter of 40mm-thick
POM which rests on a Clearaudio ceramic magnetic bearing
(CMB), provide optimal conditions for the correct sampling of
the record groove. The elegant and simple appearance of the
Performance DC with its clear lines matches its excellent audio
performance. In combination with the Clarify tonearm and
the Virtuoso V2 moving magnet (MM) cartridge, a turntable
package has been created that leaves virtually nothing to
be desired. Excellent tracking properties and hyper-accurate
speed synchronisation ensure the ultimate listening pleasure.
Performance DC
package black / silver
Magnetically floating aluminium
precision sub platter
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Detail of Clearaudio radial tonearm
headshell
Detail Clarify tonearm
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Performance DC
package silver
Performance DC
package silver / black
Performance DC
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Detail Clarify tonearm
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Concept
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learaudio’s vision for the Concept: design an elegantly The DC motor is fed by an external voltage-stabilised power
styled turntable package featuring a level of ground- supply and is completely decoupled from the chassis, isolating
breaking technology usually only found in high-end turntables, the record from any mechanical interference. The Concept
combining plug-and-play simplicity with outstanding sound tonearm features a magnetic bearing that is friction-free
quality and affordability. The Concept achieves these highest for extremely low distortion and superb performance. The
package is completed with the high-quality Clearaudio MM
of requirements, realising the Clearaudio vision.
Concept cartridge. With the Concept turntable package,
Beneath the refined, contemporary exterior lies a level of Clearaudio offers you an extremely innovative design that is
technical sophistication unique to Clearaudio. The Concept’s very affordable.
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.
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Concept =
price
design + technology
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Concept for open ears and eyes
The revolutionary Concept combines the highest quality of magnet (MM) or moving coil (MC) cartridges. A frictionless
music playback with a design that has won several awards magnetic bearing tonearm is responsible for the optimal
worldwide – including the German Design Award and performance of the cartridges. All critical parameters from
‘Best Turntable’ award from ‘What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision’ cartridge tracking weight to anti-skating are preadjusted in
magazine. With the Concept, to find an affordable entry our factory. The Concept represents the ideal of stress-free
point to the high-end world is a breeze. It reveals the magic ‘plug and play’: unpack, connect, put the record on the platter
of optimum sound reproduction even for those music lovers – and just enjoy music. There was never more audiophile
who could not previously afford this experience. You can buy technology in this class of turntables.
the Concept in a package with specially developed moving
Concept
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Concept wood with
MM or MC cartridge
Convenient speed and motor control
Clearaudio Verify radial tonearm with
frictionless magnetic bearing
Clearaudio Concept MM cartridge
Precision aluminium sub platter
Clearaudio Concept MC cartridge
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Tonearms
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ere at Clearaudio, we have developed new and better
ways of satisfying the audiophile‘s needs. We offer an
unparalleled selection of the three main types of tonearms:
single point bearing radial, multi-point bearing radial and
tangential tonearms. Our range of tonearms features many
cutting-edge technologies, including several Clearaudio
patented designs. Even the radial tonearms deliver groundbreaking technology and include many patented systems such
as our cutting-edge magnetic bearings, as well as precision
ball-race, unipivot, gimbal, and hybrid bearings.
Our sophisticated tangential technology is the perfect solution
for those who really want to engage completely with the music
and experience a flawless rendering all facets of sound. Each LP
master is tangentially cut in production by the record-cutting
lathe. Clearaudio tangential tonearms operate according to
our patented, purely mechanical passive process and follow
the exact same tracking path as the cutter head that made
the master. Replay tracking angles are thus identical, and so
mis-tracking distortion is virtually eliminated.
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Statement TT1 & TT1 MI
tangential tonearms: one becomes two
They call it the pinnacle of tangential tonearm technology:
Clearaudio‘s patented Statement TT1 has been copied many
times, but never matched. Now this state-of-the-art tonearm
has been further enhanced and reengineered as two distinct
editions: the Statement TT1, designed specifically for the
Statement turntable, and the TT1 MI, tailored for the Master
Innovation and Innovation turntables.
With the Statement TT1 and TT1 MI, records are replayed
exactly as they were cut – following a straight line across the
record. The cartridge‘s stylus is positioned at a perfect tangent
to the record groove, guaranteeing zero tracking error. No
skating force is generated at playback so no anti-skating
compensation is needed.
In both editions, Clearaudio use a unique passive technology:
the self-driven tonearm is mounted in a suspended carriage,
a purely mechanical design that combines optimal resonance
values with maximum freedom from interference in the
transmission of the music signal. The new Statement TT1 and
TT1 MI now also feature an enhanced arm carriage, designed
to further reduce friction. In addition, the suspension of the
carriage has been adapted to enable the use of more shallowbodied cartridges
Only the finest materials earn their place in the Statement
TT1 and TT1 MI. The resonance-optimised chassis is precision
machined from bullet-proof wood (Panzerholz) and aluminium.
It glides backwards on stainless steel rails to allow record
changing, then slides effortlessly back into the playback
position and is held there with a magnetic locking system.
Uncompromising consistency and ongoing innovation make
Clearaudio a pacesetter in tangential tonearm technology,
always moving towards the perfect audiophile listening
experience.
Tonearm TT1-MI, black
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TT1 - MI headshell
TT1 - MI height adjustment
TT1 - MI detail
TT1 - MI level gauge
TT1 - MI lift arm
Tonearm TT1-MI, wood
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TT2 - Masterpiece
It takes 40 hours to assemble the TT2 tangential tonearm.
Clearaudio invests masterful production quality in this fine
mechanical work of art, the basis for a hard to beat sound
quality. The purely mechanical precision drive of the TT2 is
based on two dry-running high-precision bearings and a
polished glass tube that ensures almost complete freedom
from friction. The subtle aluminium silver finish crowns the
TT2’s highly functional design. This tangential tonearm with
its weight of nearly two kilograms is completely stable, can
be finely adjusted in height and is elegantly simple to use. A
massive masterpiece that transmits the information extracted
from the record groove more precisely and faithfully than ever
before, with a decisive impact on the authenticity of the music
playback.
TT2 tangential
tonearm
Elegant cueing and precise
height adjustment
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TT2 cartridge carrier
TT3 - High-End introduction
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Even the smallest model in our series of tangential tonearms
embodies the Clearaudio philosophy of uncompromising
optimisation of the playback of records. The TT3 is totally
mechanically controlled and requires no power assistance.
This guarantees a flawless musical signal without noise.
Polished glass and extremely smooth bearings provide friction
free movement of the cartridge and minimum resonance.
The TT3 shares with its bigger brothers in the TT
range an integrated mechanism for fine height
adjustment and elegant cueing. Experience the
power of audiophile music reproduction with
an astonishing lack of distortion – hear music
in its purest form without compromise.
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TT3 tangential
tonearm
Bubble level for precise tonearm
adjustment
Elegant cueing and precise
height adjustment
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Universal - lightweight stability
A mechanical masterpiece of both design and functionality,
Clearaudio’s Universal (also available with VTA-Lifter) convinces
by performance. High precision ball bearings in the vertical
and horizontal axes guarantee that the tonearm provides
the perfect conditions for the cartridge to track the record
groove without adding any colouration or distortion. The arm
tube is made of carbon, ultra stiff but lightweight, providing
maximum stability and perfect tracking. The easy and exact
setting of azimuth and VTA are child‘s play – and with the
optional VTA-lifter the adjustment of VTA can be done even
while playing a record. The Universal is compatible with
almost all popular cartridges, thanks to easily interchangeable
counterweights and a fine scale which makes the precise
adjustment of tracking force elegantly simple. Available in
9-inch and 12-inch lengths.
Universal 9-inch tonearm
Tonearm headshell and da Vinci
V2 MC cartridge
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Tonearm tube, made from
extremely lightweight and highly
rigid carbon fibre
Any weight of cartridge can
be accommodated by virtue
of the easily interchangeable
counterweights
Magnify - new standard
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Its hybrid bearing on high-precision balls and magnets make
the Magnify tonearm something special. This innovative design
not only ensures interference-free and resonance optimised
playback, it also noticeably simplifies set-up and adjustment.
The headshell and azimuth can be easily fine-tuned and with the
optional VTA-Lifter it is possible to adjust the VTA even during
playback. The Magnify is the result of careful optimisation
to fully exploit the advantages of the extremely lightweight
carbon fibre material. This tonearm defines the
standards – not least because it is compatible
with many cartridges. It is equipped with high
quality Clearaudio Direct Wire in a continuous
run from the cartridge connectors to the tonearm cable plugs. A tonearm that stands for
ultimate sound clarity.
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Magnify tonearm
Fine adjustment of the antiskating and the tracking force
Innovative hybrid bearing with
magnetic and high-precision
ball races
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Clarify - smooth pleasure
If mechanical parts do not touch, there can be no friction.
The Clarify tonearm uses magnetic bearings and is therefore
completely frictionless. This Clearaudio innovation transmits
even tiny signals without any interference and remains
absolutely unaffected by resonances. The Clarify can be used
with virtually all cartridges with a weight from 2.5 to 19
grams, but reaches its maximum performance potential and
richest sound when combined with the Ovation turntable and
a Clearaudio moving coil (MC) cartridge.
Clarify tonearm
Fine micrometer-style
adjustment of the tracking force
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Friction-free magnetic bearing
Verify - elegant listening
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Friction free magnetic bearing
Verify tonearm
The Verify tonearm presents Clearaudio’s innovative and
groundbreaking magnetic bearing technology in an elegant
package. Super solid, resonance-optimised carbon fibre is
the basis for a user-friendly radial design. The aluminium
resonance-free headshell can be finely adjusted; the finely
adjustable counterweight sets the exact tracking force. Stylish
design and clean lines make the Verify a stunning eye catcher
as well as providing precise signal transfer and a calm, clear
sound. This beauty is wired with Clearaudio’s high quality
Direct Wire.
The Verify reaches its optimum sound when combined with
the Concept turntable and corresponding Concept MC
cartridge. For high-end music lovers and newcomers, this may
be the most exciting complete turntable package of all time.
But even on most other turntables the Verify embodies an
affordable synthesis between breath-taking design and detailrich sonority. Cartridges with a weight from 2.5 to 17 grams
are ideal partners for the Verify.
Unify – high performance in a nutshell
Unify radial tonearm black
Unify radial
tonearm silver
The Unify tonearm represents the summit of unipivot radial
tonearms, and stands out not only for its elegant looks.
A sapphire bearing and a hardened, precision polished steel
tip are at the heart of a tonearm made of the best materials
- and probably one of the best unipivot constructions in the
high-end audio history. The base consists of a stainless steel
pillar, the arm is made of carbon fibre and the bell is made of
aluminium. This clever mix of materials guarantees resonancefree behaviour resulting in seemingly gigantic sound spectra
of vivid colours and rich detail. Effective weight reduction
ensures that the friction in the single-point bearing approaches
zero. The vertical and horizontal tracking angle are adjusted
separately. The proven Sixstream Plus tonearm cable used in
the Unify provides an unbroken signal path. Any passionate
audiophile cannot fail to be enchanted by the Unify. This
exceptional tonearm is available in 9, 10 and 12-inch lengths.
Bespoke design options and special requests are also possible.
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Cartridges close to the mystery of music
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learaudio have been engaged in ongoing research into
moving coil technology since 1978. Compared with
moving magnet systems, moving coil cartridges have the
potential to extract even finer details from the record groove
and to respond to dynamic changes significantly faster. Since
the early days of our research, the improvement of sound
quality has been driven steadily forward by using new
materials and seeking new solutions to well known problems,
such as setting new standards in the parameters of dynamic
impedance, inductance and capacitance. Ingenious design
and extensive scientific experimentation have allowed us to
bridge the gap in performance between moving magnet and
moving coil cartridges. Our top-of-the-range moving magnet
cartridges incorporate many of the features of our moving coil
cartridges. The Clearaudio MC generation V2 represents the
state of the art for high-end MC cartridges.
Perfect symmetry for perfect sound reproduction: Clearaudio
moving coil cartridge technology.
Since founding Clearaudio in 1978 Peter Suchy and his team
have pioneered a series of novel ideas, subjecting every new
development to meticulous scientific examination and ruthless
testing. This tireless refusal to accept limitations and to
strive toward new solutions and higher fidelity have enabled
Clearaudio to reach peaks of innovation and technological
development and to occupy a leading market position.
Such outstanding specifications as a dynamic range of 100
decibels and a bandwidth of 20Hz to 100kHz speak for
themselves. Countless hours are invested in our laboratories
to make Clearaudio’s flagship products even better and in so
doing, the standard for the world‘s best to be redefined and
many technological triumphs of analogue music reproduction
have been achieved.
Each moving coil cartridge made by Clearaudio is an impressive
demonstration of fine engineering and a milestone in high-end
audio history: unique masterpieces with microscopic pure gold
coils, handmade in Germany.
Only patented Clearaudio moving coil (MC) cartridges are
symmetrical in all three important respects: magnetic,
mechanical and electrical. Clearaudio MC technology is
considered by both experts and music lovers to be the ultimate
in audiophile music reproduction.
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MC Goldfinger Statement –
the ultimate dream
This cartridge deserves to play the best recordings of all time.
In order to ‘feed’ the moving coil (MC) Goldfinger Statement
with adequate music material, Clearaudio founded a music
production department specialised in audiophile recordings of
all genres. For the first time in a cartridge, the MC Goldfinger
Statement features twelve magnets, perfectly matched and
symmetrical enabling the system to reach a dynamic range
of 100 decibels. For the Clearaudio engineering team this
represents the fulfilment of an audiophile dream that seemed
long unattainable. The MC Goldfinger Statement is also the
first cartridge with integrated RF shielding.
The outstanding sound quality of this world-class cartridge is
the stunning result of meticulously detailed development and
fine-tuning of all of the important criteria. The breakthrough
came with the use of a 30 per cent thinner 24-carat gold wire
for the coils, a precision-milled gold mounting for the magnet
array and a body made of solid 14-carat gold – essential core
components for the ultimate cartridge masterpiece. The world
famous Micro HD diamond stylus provides the best detail
retrieval of all time. A flawless diamond on its facia beautifully
adorns the MC Goldfinger Statement.
Peter Suchy calls this miracle of a cartridge „our magnum opus.“
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MC Titanium V2 –
a jewel for your eyes and ears
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This exceptional cartridge represents a work of art for the
ages: its 95-decibel dynamic range delivers the optimum for
current listeners and may well also set a benchmark for future
generations. Through its technical perfection, the MC Titanium
V2 embodies perhaps the most exciting combination of
materials in audiophile history. Perfect resonance suppression
is embodied within the twelve-finger platform design, which
has become a standard-setter for aesthetic as well as functional
design.
Thanks to the boron cantilever, Micro HD stylus and 24-carat
gold coils in conjunction with a titanium body that weighs
just eight grams, the highest linearity and transparency of
analogue playback can be achieved with this gem of a cartridge.
Audiophile dreams become audible.
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MC da Vinci V2 –
innovative classic
Classic design for contemporary art, which represents the
current state of what is possible. The aluminium body of the
MC da Vinci V2 is characterised by its extra hard, 30-micron
thick ceramic coating that delivers extremely efficient resonance
suppression. Its interior is so unique that it has been patented:
eight magnets that provide massive focused field density
guarantee perfect reproduction of audiophile recordings. The
24-carat gold coils of the MC da Vinci V2 are arranged in circular
symmetry. This cartridge is an excellent example of combining
cutting-edge research with meticulous craftsmanship to deliver
outstanding results.
With a total weight of only seven grams, a Micro HD stylus,
rigid boron cantilever and 90-decibel dynamic range, the
MC da Vinci V2 provides all that is required to open up new
horizons of sound dynamics and tonal homogeneity.
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MC Stradivari V2 –
the height of precision
A name to live up to. Meticulousness of design, spurred on by
a goal of redefining the best and raising the bar ever higher,
have led to a masterpiece of German craftsmanship. An
impressive 80¬decibel dynamic range is made possible through
the use of patented V2 technology and of the finest high-end
materials. This lightweight precision cartridge weighs only
seven grams. It is the result of highly devotional microscopic
craftsmanship – mastery of perfection in design and material
selection. Important ingredients are a body of long-aged
ebony, a precisely ground twelve finger platform and coils of
24-gold. The result: a stunning listening experience of almost
unbelievable transparency and depth.
MC Concerto V2 –
in the league of champions
With a dynamic range of up to 70 decibels and a total weight
of only seven grams, the MC Concerto V2 qualifies itself for
the top league of moving coil cartridges. Within this satin
wood body the technology is outstanding, housing 24-carat
gold coils and a patented eight-magnet array unique to our
V2 range. Further champion-level ingredients are the boron
cantilever and Micro HD stylus. A recipe to win the trophy of
sound championship.
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MC Talisman V2 Gold –
simple, elegant, great
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Due to its patented symmetrical arrangement of eight magnets
and 24-carat gold wire coils the new Talisman V2 redefines the
performance available at this price level and reveals the sonic
potential of the second generation ‘V2’ series of Clearaudio
moving coil cartridges. The legendary combination of a rigid
boron cantilever and Micro HD diamond stylus extract even
the finest details stored in the record’s groove both effortlessly
and meticulously to deliver an unprecedented performance.
The 10.8-gram hand-polished ebony body not only impresses
with its discreet elegance, but also contributes to the clear,
captivating sound of this cartridge by perfectly supressing
resonances.
MC Concept –
reduce to the maximum
The MC Concept combines high-quality moving coil technology
with a minimalist design. Here, audiophile explorers discover
what the optimisation of magnetic circuits can deliver: this
cartridge releases crystal clear sounds and represents nothing
less than a revolution in its class. Equipped with a boron
cantilever, the MC Concept has channel matching to within
half a decibel, 11 ohms internal impedance and is fitted with
a Micro Line stylus – features normally unheard of in this price
range. All of which adds up to make this high-quality cartridge
a bargain for the cost-conscious high-end fan.
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MM cartridges
Clearaudio’s V2 MM technology uses ebony as a resonanceresistant body. Other ingredients of the recipe for success are
the most effective reduction of moving mass, an optimised
polishing technique for the stylus and highly effective cartridge
damping. This is precision engineering in the pursuit of the
best sound.
The Clearaudio V2 moving magnet cartridges are meticulously
measured, analysed, and hand-selected into four performance
levels. In this way Clearaudio achieves the best stereo channel
matching, minimum phase error and distortion, flattest
frequency response and highest dynamic range at each
MM Maestro V2
price point. The cartridges produce an audiophile sound of
superlative quality – spatially detailed and vividly textured, with
bass that does not wallow and treble that is not harsh. The
models of the Clearaudio MM V2 series provide outstanding
sound quality on all current tonearms.
With the exception of the MM V2 Concept, which is made
of aluminium, all the cartridges in this series are made with
housings of hand-polished ebony – the key to record-breaking
weight values. The Performer V2 weighs just 7.4 grams, the
Artist V2 8.4 grams. This is what Clearaudio calls ‘effective
reduction of the moving mass’.
MM Virtuoso V2
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MM Artist V2
MM Performer V2
MM Concept V2
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B
eing specialised in analogue music playback, it is our
responsibility to promote continuous technological
development to create improved standards that establish
audiophile listening pleasure at its highest level. Perfection
in manufacturing and measurement is reflected in a superior
sound: the purest listening quality, and the reason we put our
concentration on even the tiniest detail.
Without exception, our phonostages are made of selected
components of the highest material quality. At Clearaudio, to
avoid any negative effects on the performance from the mains
electricity voltages all power supplies being separated from the
sensitive circuits. Clearaudio amplifiers are equipped exclusively
with our own non-magnetic MPC RCA plugs. Because quality
and uncompromising natural music reproduction only follow
one rule: those who strive for excellence must be prepared to
lead the way.
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Statement Phono
The Statement Phono is at home at the absolute top – where
the air is thin, but the sound quality reaches its maximum
density. From the deepest bass to the highest treble, from
the additional bass octave of an imperial grand piano to the
piccolo flute of a full church organ and beyond, the Statement
Phono presents sounds exactly as they are. It takes nothing
away and does not add anything, but embodies the ideal of
pure music reproduction. Silver mica capacitors ensure that
the signals are handled without loss. Only the most noise-free
resistors and capacitors, carefully selected, are worthy to take
their place on the circuit boards of this monumental twelvekilogram phonostage. This phonostage does not compromise.
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But it does allow you to connect and control the volume of
all major sources via two phono inputs and two additional
analogue inputs.
For power, an external battery power supply is used, so that
interference from the mains electricity grid does not exist. The
Statement Phono embodies the ultimate truth of listening,
and with its switchable input resistors and freely adjustable
equalisation curves, addresses the needs of discerning
analogue fans that want to extract the best sound from their
records. This sound laboratory in miniature is unique and
unmatched in the analogue world.
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Statement Phono controls
Statement Phono remote control
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Absolute Phono:
full power from the source
Clearaudio’s Absolute Phono is the world‘s first active headshell
moving coil phonostage.
A tiny circuit board installed in the headshell of the tonearm
amplifies the highly sensitive output signal from the cartridge
at its source. Now the delicate signal only has to travel a few
millimeters rather than along the usual 1-2 metres of internal
and external arm wiring before being amplified to a more
resilient level. This amplified signal then passes to the specially
designed main RIAA phonostage, along a signal path free of
the usual relays and coupling capacitors, which again enables
a more clean, pure and accurate sound. The signal is then
equalized and fed to both unbalanced RCA and balanced XLR
outputs, each with its own output driver to ensure the utmost
fidelity. The result? The signal to noise ratio is improved by
approximately ten decibels across the entire audio spectrum.
The Absolute Phono is built without compromise, incorporating
an anti-resonance sandwich construction machined from solid
blocks of aluminium and panzerholz wood. The sophisticated
power supply, located in a separate chassis, keeps mains
interference to a minimum. Hand-selected state-of-the-art
nonmagnetic silver Clearaudio Glimmer capacitors positioned
at key areas of the circuit further ensure excellent clarity and
purity of sound. A single multi-function switch for ‘On’, ‘Off’
and ‘Mute’ modes ensures a sleek finish.
The Absolute Phono is suitable for all Clearaudio tonearms and
is designed to work perfectly with any moving coil cartridge
from any manufacturer. This is ensured due to the selected
current amplification control which eliminates the need to set
the correct load resistance and load capacitance. The optimum
operating condition is always set automatically.
Absolute Phono, black
Absolute Phono back view
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Absolute Phono headshell with
Goldfinger Statement cartridge
(cartridge is no scope of delivery)
Absolute Phono
silver / wood
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Absolute Phono Inside:
a revolution and a revelation
The Absolute Phono Inside is a development of the Absolute
Phono, designed for those who prefer not to have their
tonearms modified to incorporate the headshell-mounted
first gain stage. The Absolute Phono Inside uses the Absolute
Phono’s innovative circuit design including the current
amplification first gain stage. However in the Inside, this is
incorporated within the phonostage’s main body. Through
careful fine tuning, Clearaudio have been able to deliver many
of the improvements bought about by the Absolute Phono
in a more conventional phonostage configuration. Both
unbalanced RCA and balanced XLR inputs are provided for
connection to any tonearm on the market. These feed the
fully balanced current amplification first gain stage, avoiding
any need to set cartridge loading and thereby ensuring a
perfect synergistic match with any moving coil cartridge. This
amplified signal then passes to the specially designed main
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RIAA phonostage, along a signal path free of the usual relays
and coupling capacitors, which again enables a more clean,
pure and accurate sound. The signal is then equalized and fed
to the balanced XLR outputs. The result? The signal to noise
ratio is significantly enhanced, almost matching the headshellmounted Absolute Phono’s ten decibel improvement.
The Absolute Phono Inside is built without compromise,
incorporating an anti-resonance sandwich construction
machined from solid blocks of aluminium and panzerholz
wood. The sophisticated power supply, located in a second,
similar, matching, chassis, keeps mains interference to a
minimum. Hand-selected state-of-the-art non-magnetic silver
Clearaudio Glimmer capacitors positioned at key areas of the
circuit further ensure excellent clarity and purity of sound. Like
the Absolute Phono, a single multi-function switch for ‘On’,
‘Off’ and ‘Mute’ modes ensures a sleek finish.
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Detail Absolute Phono Inside
Absolute Phono Inside multi-function
button
Absolute Phono Inside back view
Absolute Phono Inside, silver / wood, back
Absolute Phono Inside, black
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Balance +
With its superior performance, the Balance + phonostage
would not be out of place in any professional studio. For
maximum dynamic headroom and RIAA accuracy of less than
0.1dB, the components are fitted directly on the circuit board in
custom aluminium blocks to minimise electrical and mechanical
influences and reliably keep disturbances out of the amp.
A precision tool for sound engineers which performs equally
well as part of a domestic high-end system. The elegantly
designed Balance + has a headphone output on the front
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panel and a matching second chassis to house its external
power supply. The addition of the Accu+ battery power supply
makes the Balance + a three-chassis phonostage with an even
higher performance.
Fitted with a high quality volume control the Balance + can
also be directly connected to a power amplifier acting as a
control preamp.
The Balance + phonostage reproduces the entire range of
audiophile recordings unaltered.
Basic +
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Behind the multiple award-winning Basic +, which outclasses
many much more expensive competitors, there are over 30
years of research and experience, along with in-depth knowledge of the effectiveness of unconventional details.
Via the optional Accu + power supply, the Basic + is even usable in a very low-interference battery mode where no stray
electromagnetic interference can spoil the pure musical en-
joy-ment. The Basic + provides up to 60 decibels of gain at
one kilohertz and automatically adjusts its input to perfectly
match the cartridge fitted. With an equalisation accuracy of
well below 0.2dB this 1.5-kilogram phonostage provides the
acoustic pleasure of a very good concert hall.
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Smart Phono V2 / Smart Phono Headphone V2
A minimalist aluminium housing that contains one of the best
sounding phonostages in its market. Up to 54 decibels gain
at one kilohertz and an extremely linear frequency response
deliver unprecedented quality at this price point. For MM
and MC cartridges there are two separate circuit designs
Smart Phono V2
using SMD technology, which are selected by a slide switch
on the underside. A light 620-gram phonostage that seduced
the worldwide audio press. The only thing that is ‘entry level’
about this product is its price.
New: also available with headphone output.
Smart Phono Headphone V2
Nano Phono V2 / Nano Phono Headphone V2
The Nano Phono phonostage isn’t ruffled by anything. External
interferences are no longer an issue with this fine piece of
engineering. Its meticulously selected SMD components are
assembled by hand in Erlangen and tested several times.
The reward of these efforts is a signal to noise ratio of up to
84 decibels. The input impedance is set using plug-in links,
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so there is no loss of quality when using different moving
magnet and moving coil cartridges. The Nano Phono
Headphone additionally contains a powerful headphone
amplifier within the solid aluminium housing for private
listening at the highest fidelity.
Nano Phono Headphone V2
Accu Drive
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The high performers in the Clearaudio turntable range - the
Innovation series, Ovation and Performance DC - all use
sophisticated decoupled high-torque DC motors. Even in the
top models which employ technological advantages such as
Clearaudio’s optical speed control (OSC), the drive system is
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vulnerable to degradation from a polluted
mains power supply. Enter the Accu Drive: a
revolutionary turntable DC power supply. It
pairs twin lead acid batteries with a complex
electronic security mechanism to protect
against short circuit, overload, noise and
voltage fluctuations. The Accu Drive‘s constant
charging system maintains the batteries in
optimum operating condition and feeds the
turntable drive system with the perfect 24-volt
with less than 0.2 mV deviation. The result is
pitch stability and a purity of sound beyond
expectation.
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Accu Drive LED control
Smart Synchro
The synchronous motors used in Clearaudio’s turntables
achieve their best sound potential with a stabilized power
supply such as the Smart Synchro power generator.
This completely stable power supply provides peak
performance at both 230 and 115 volts and features two
output frequencies that are separately adjustable between
47 to 89 hertz thereby providing electronic speed switching.
By generating anew mains electricity supply with up to three
watts of power, the motors are protected from interference
from voltage fluctuations and power signal distortion.
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ecords are valuable documents and important cultural
artefacts. They deserve sympathetic care to preserve their
sound quality - which, to date, has still not been matched
by any digital playback systems. For high-end audio fans, a
record-cleaning machine is an essential piece of kit to ensure
vivid sound quality without crackles and to preserve the long
life of your records.
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Double Matrix Professional Sonic:
deep record cleaning with sonic option
The cleaning of vinyl records is a key discipline in maintaining
a high quality record collection and Clearaudio’s research
and development team continue to strive for the perfect
equipment for the job. The Double Matrix Professional Sonic
is our best solution yet.
button, as well as the ability to control each step in the process
with a user-friendly operating panel.
The cleaning head automatically adapts to records of different
diameters and thicknesses, and the microfiber cleaning strips
are effortless to change. An LED light indicates the cleaning
The Sonic refers to a sonic option, in which sonic vibrations fluid level in the internal tank and, as an additional precaution,
enable deep cleaning while being gentle and almost noise- the suction turbine features overheating protection.
free. Variable speed operation and static electricity removal as
Made from high quality and heavy-duty materials, the Double
part of the cleaning process ensure perfect results.
Matrix Professional Sonic is designed for continuous operation,
Like a camera with dual automatic and manual functions, so that traders can clean complete record collections. And yet
the Double Matrix Professional Sonic offers the possibility of it is incredibly easy to use and maintain.
operating the whole cleaning process at the touch of a single
Double Matrix
Professional Sonic
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Innovative washing unit
Innovative washing unit
Fluid control
Antistatic unit
Comfortable control unit
Innovative washing unit
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Smart Matrix Professional
Deeply cleaned record grooves in just two minutes are no
problem for the Smart Matrix Professional. This machine cleans
records side by side in an extremely quiet way. Its minimalist
and handmade precision design make it an attractive piece of
furniture fitting every lifestyle. Its quick and gentle cleaning
will help to preserve the value of your record collection.
Suction device
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Highly effective and gentle record cleaning fluid,
available in different sizes
Pure Groove record cleaning
brush
Replacement Micro fibre strips
for Double Matrix and Double
Matrix Professional Sonic
Replacement Micro fibre strips
for Smart Matrix and Smart
Matrix Professional
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Y
our personal listening habits and feelings influence your
demand for high-end music playback – the dimension of
sound in a concert hall, the complexity of an orchestra or
the intimate play of an unplugged acoustic recording. Your
music system should perfectly satisfy all of your preferences.
Clearaudio have developed a wide range of key accessories –
including cables and fine RCA plugs. As a high-end audio
manufacturer, our first aim and top priority is to exceed your
needs. Therefore, the ethos of our founder, Peter Suchy, is
incorporated in every Clearaudio product: making the best
even better!
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Our commitment to quality extends to sophisticated record
brushes and professional record cleaning machines, conceived
and created for audiophile connoisseurs. An ongoing desire
for musical perfection drives us to develop devices such as
tuning elements that help any sound system to perform at its
optimum. Achieve the peak playback capacity of your system
with bubble levels, setting-up templates, record clamps and
much more.
Enthusiasm drives innovation. As a team we are constantly
developing new ideas to improve our products to new levels
of perfection. All Clearaudio products share one significant
feature: attention to detail throughout the development and
manufacturing process.
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Cables
Only those who work with the utmost meticulousness on the
improvement of music playback know the extent to which
power and signal cables influence the sound quality. Since
the early days of Clearaudio, our engineers have undertaken
ongoing research aimed at steadily improving the combination
of music playback components and perfect power sources. The
result is presented in a range of cable connections and special
elements for clearly defined types of signals. Clearaudio has
the optimum cable for every need, from phono signals of small
amplitude up to the massive power supply that needs high
power connectors of the most sophisticated design.
Our know-how guarantees perfect insulation of the signal
conductors, 100 per cent phase consistency and perfect
channel balance. This makes the perfect sound: distortion-free,
clear and natural.
Direct Silver Wire
Silver is the ideal conductor, especially for the delicate signal
from a moving coil cartridge. In developing the Direct Silver
Wire, Clearaudio have achieved their goal of producing the
perfect tonearm wire. As the name suggests, the four signalcarrying conductors are made from pure silver, each with an
individually polished surface and Teflon insulation.
A second layer of Teflon protects against vibration-induced
distortion. A braided copper shield positioned at the optimal
distance around the central core protects against radio and
electromagnetic interference.
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The silver conductors are incredibly fine, around half the
diameter of those in other arm cables. This gives the tonearm
absolute freedom of movement so it can respond to the tiniest
details and paint an incredibly realistic musical picture.
The final ingredient in the perfect tonearm cable is the electrical
impedance. Direct Silver Wire is optimized so that Clearaudio
moving coil cartridges, or any other moving coil cartridges with
similar electrical properties, are perfectly matched to provide
absolutely flawless transmission of the complete musical signal
from cartridge to phono stage.
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Sixtream Plus
Sixstream Plus uses four extremely thin litz conductors twisted
together in two separate pairs to form an internal core.
Excellent shielding isolates this core, preserving the fine detail
of delicate musical information.
Direct Wire Plus
The new Clearaudio Direct Wire Plus phono cable:
• Double mono construction with separate turntable ground wire.
• High purity oxygen-free copper conductors.
• Anti-microphonic insulation prevents vibration-induced noise.
• Balanced configuration provides enhanced performance.
Smart Wire
This entry-level cable provides audiophile performance by
borrowing much of its symmetrical technology from the recording studio. The 6mm flexible outer sleeve makes it a versatile
and very easy to use cable.
Clearline
The energy passage from power amplifier to loudspeaker
must be unhindered. Clearline’s specially shaped twisting of
nine separately insulated conductors allows maximum current
transfer while maintaining the full integrity of every nuance of
the musical signal.
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Connectors
MPC - Cinch
The non-magnetic direct gold plated beryllium copper of this
RCA plug guarantees an undistorted signal flow, providing the
perfect partner for all RCA phono sockets.
Genius
Genius LS
An universal loudspeaker connection that incorporates both a
spade lug and a banana plug. Both connectors conform to all
CE regulations and are completely non-magnetic.
MPC - banana
A CE compatible, direct gold plated, high quality non-magnetic
4mm banana plug that can accommodate very thick loudspeaker cables.
LS - spade
This spade terminal with its non-magnetic body and direct gold
plated surface will provide the perfect connection of nearly all
cables to all amplifiers and loudspeakers.
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MPC - Cinch - socket
The non-magnetic beryllium copper body together with
Clearaudio’s special gold plating process ensure that this MPC
phono socket offers supreme audiophile quality.
Tonearm - connector (DIN 5-pole)
A truly high-end 5-pin tonearm cable connector exquisitely
manufactured from non-magnetic materials and finished with
a pure gold plated surface. Precision sprung internal contacts
ensure a perfect connection between tonearm and cable,
maintaining the highest fidelity of the delicate phono signal.
MPC - cartridge pins
The delicate low-level signals from a phono cartridge need
precise and very secure connections. Differing diameters of
cartridge pins are accommodated by the spring-loaded fit of
this connector, ensuring that no vital information is lost.
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Clearaudio Racks
Clearaudio stands for excellent listening pleasure – and visual
appeal. Therefore, we design our racks as highly functional
home accessories for aesthetes: elegant and timeless in
their appearance and well constructed down to the smallest
detail. Only the best materials such as solid aluminium and
panzerholz bulletproof wood are used to achieve the highest
possible quality. Each platform is further enhanced with
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aluminium surface plates. Even your heaviest devices will rest
comfortably.
Very solid spikes decouple Clearaudio racks so effectively that
they remain totally unaffected by resonance.
Each rack can be designed to be flexible in the number of
levels and the total height. And your listening experience will
reach a new level.
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Rack detail, black
Rack detail, silver
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Accessories
Enthusiasm Drives Innovation
Your personal listening habits and feelings influence your
demand for high-end music playback – the dimension of
sound in a concert hall, the complexity of an orchestra or
the intimate play of an unplugged acoustic recording. Your
music system should perfectly satisfy all of your preferences.
Clearaudio have developed a wide range of key accessories –
including cables and fine RCA plugs.
As a high-end audio manufacturer, our first aim and top
priority is to exceed your needs. Therefore, the ethos of our
founder, Peter Suchy, is incorporated in every Clearaudio
product: making the best even better!
Our commitment to quality extends to sophisticated record
brushes and professional record cleaning machines, conceived
and created for audiophile connoisseurs. An ongoing desire
for musical perfection drives us to develop devices such as
tuning elements that help any sound system to perform at its
optimum. Achieve the peak playback capacity of your system
with bubble levels, setting-up templates, record clamps and
much more.
Weight Watcher digital cartridge tracking force gauge
Loupe
Professional Analogue Toolkit
LP Drill
Stylus cleaning brush
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Elixir of Sound diamond cleaner
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Smart Stylus precise cartridge tracking force gauge
Headshell with SME-connection, including cartridge
leads
Cartridge and tonearm IEC alignment gauge
Multi Installation Gauge (for Radial - and Tangential
tonearms and cartridges, incl. Stroboscope)
Headshell cable set (also available in copper)
Clearaudio test record I
Clearaudio test record II
VTA-Lifter, perfect height adjustment for radial tonearms
VTA-Lifter
“Turboweight” counterweight for radial tonearms
Armboard for mounting radial tonearms
Armboard for mounting radial tonearms
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Accessories
High Precision Level Gauge in stainless steel
Precision level gauge, mounted in a stainless
steel ring
Clearaudio Leather Mat
Real time 300Hz light source with Stroboscope
test record
Outer Limit with Locator
Vinyl Harmonicer turntable mat
Statement record clamp, 765g
Quadro Clamp record clamp, 360g, stainless steel
Concept record clamp, 215g
Clever Clamp record clamp, 20g
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Twister record clamp, 190g
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Single adaptor, precision machined stainless steel
Turntable Care Kit „Professional“
Magic Points turntable feet
Carbon fibre brush, antistatic
Micro fibre brush
Clear Contact, electronic contact cleaner
Ceramic Magnetic Bearing (CMB)
Universal belt, silicon, available in 1mm or 2mm
diameters
Dust cover, acrylic, different sizes available
Perfect Points, silver (also available in black)
Clearaudio Vinyl Travel Bag
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W
elcome to the circle of winners! Every Clearaudio product
comes from a family with many winners. Awards from
the global audiophile press, as well as, internationally acclaimed
awards such as the Red Dot Award and the Design Award of
Germany, grace many Clearaudio developments.
We see this as both recognition and further incentive for
our continuing research to find the most perfect sound
reproduction. These awards also validate our belief that the
fine art of music demands mechanical masterpieces made with
sophisticated craftsmanship and a genuine love of music.
For more than 35 years we have been creating and manufacturing high-end solutions for people who share our love
of music, with the aim of ensuring your ultimate listening
experience: audible, palpable and even clearly visible in our
advanced designs.
The standards we set ourselves are high – in design, aesthetics,
function, quality and service. Your audiophile needs are our
constant inspiration for new, reliable components that reflect
sound reality as closely as possible. Existing products are retested continuously and optimised in detail. Our prototypes
run through sophisticated test phases in which all product
characteristics and parameters are analysed and perfected. Only
when we are absolutely confident of quality and performance
are our products released to the market.
Our commitment to the exceptional performance of our
products is reflected in generous warranty services.
Performance
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Stradivari
Concept
Maestro
Concept
Performance DC
Balance +
Concept
Absolute Phono
Concept
Ovation
Concept
Concept
Concept
Concept
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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.
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To reach this aim, our technicians and engineers collaborate
with a wide range of experts – including precision engineers,
watchmakers, electronic engineers, physicists and industrial
designers. The finest materials are then intelligently combined
to produce impressive forms, parts and products that bear
the unmistakable signature of Clearaudio. To preserve this
signature for generations to come, we share our knowledge
with ambitious young trainees. As a leading training company,
we take social responsibility. With our headquarters in the
Meilwald nature reserve we are even pioneering ecological
sustainability.
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You deserve the best: outstanding sound, flawless perfection.
To achieve this maximum in performance and durability,
Clearaudio invests a large amount of time. Analogue music
playback is a demanding and specialised area of craftsmanship
which requires considerable patience in order to achieve
maturity in development and production.
To maintain our commitment to quality, we produce
most of our precision components in-house. This requires
ongoing investment in production capabilities and provides
independence from OEM manufacturers – fundamental pillars
of the Clearaudio philosophy, and the only way to ensure
consistency, clear documentation, enduring quality and
traceable results.
To reliably and precisely determine all measured data values,
our engineers and technicians rely on leading technologies
and methods. When standard measurements are insufficient
to meet our needs, our in-house engineers develop our own
measuring devices, working closely with external researchers
to meet the high demands of Clearaudio performance.
This philosophy is the basis for stunning innovation and
growing perfection.
Our collection of sophisticated measuring devices makes us
the top leader in the development of moving coil pickups that
define the world’s reference class.
Using these high level standards, one of the best phono
preamplifiers on the market was made – of course a Clearaudio
product. Your audiophile ears will be as convinced of the
results as our engineers and measuring devices.
High-end at the highest level.
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specifications
To ensure the highest level of quality, we must be able to
monitor every step of the manufacturing process in real time.
This is why we rely on in-house craftsmanship. Only a tiny
proportion of our components are externally sourced – all
exclusively from certified and specialised suppliers, usually
found as locally as possible. All such component parts
must fulfil strict Clearaudio requirements. Each product line
undergoes a number of test steps. During the development
of materials, continuous performance tests ensure optimum
results. Clearaudio products leave our factory only after a
careful and protocolled module test. And in the exceptional
case of product damage, we retain all spare parts for up to 25
years after product launch – a unique feature appreciated by
our customers.
In accordance with worldwide distribution requirements,
Clearaudio’s products meet all international guidelines such as
EMC, CE and UL. We combine passion with responsibility.
Although our products are globally unique and distinctive, they
adapt perfectly to the individual requirements of audiophile
music lovers all around the world.
Through this sophisticated strategy we fulfil our goal to
support the preservation of analogue music reproduction,
the importance of which has experienced renewed growth in
recent years. Worldwide enthusiasm for audiophile listening is
once again on the rise.
Clearaudio delights in this development and will continue to
drive it forward actively as a high-end audio pioneer.
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Technical Specifications
Turntables
Model:
Statement
Tonearm TT1
Construction details:
Aluminium, stainless steel and bullet proof wood
High, precision mechanical, ultra low friction, linear tracking
design.
Speed change:
Comfortable speed change, 33 1/3 rpm, 45 rpm, 78 rpm
–
Motor drive:
Non-contact magnetic drive system
–
Bearing:
Clearaudio magnetic bearing
–
Platter:
98 mm / 3.86 inch main platter
–
Zeile davor:
Speedaccuracy (measured):
< ±0.03%
–
Power consumption
switched off:
0 Watt
–
Total weight:
approx. 350 Kg
approx. 8.6 Kg
Dimensions (W/D/H in inch):
approx. 27.2 x 22.4 x 49.2
approx. 20.5 x 7.8 x 8.3
Dimensions (W/D/H in mm):
approx. 690 x 570 x 1250
approx. 521 x 199 x 211
Manufacturers guarantee*:
10 years*
10 years*
Model:
Master Innovation
Innovation
Construction details:
Resonance-optimised chassis shape, made of acrylic or laminated
wood and aluminium with precision CNC machined surface.
- All turntable feet are fine adjustable
- Optical Speed Control (OSC)
- Playback with three tonearms possible
Resonance-optimised chassis shape, made of acrylic or laminated
wood and aluminium with precision CNC machined surface.
- All turntable feet are fine adjustable
- Optical Speed Control (OSC)
- Playback with two tonearms possible
Speed change:
Comfortable speed change, 33 1/3 rpm, 45 rpm, 78 rpm
Comfortable speed change, 33 1/3 rpm, 45 rpm, 78 rpm
Motor drive:
- High torque DC motor
- Electronic Optical Speed Control (OSC)
- High torque DC motor
- Electronic Optical Speed Control (OSC)
Bearing:
Clearaudio CMB ceramic magnetic bearing in main platter / upper
drive platter assembly
Inverted bearing in lower drive platter
Clearaudio patented CMB - bearing technology
Platter:
15 mm (4/5 inch) precision CNC machined dynamically balanced
stainless steel sub-platter
70 mm (2.75 inch) dynamically balanced main platter, made of
synthetic material with excellent dimensional stability
70 mm / 2.75 inch main platter, made out of synthetic material
with high density and excellent dimension stability, precision CNC
machined surface, solid stainless steel sub-platter, dynamically
balance
Speed accuracy (measured):
< ± 0.05 %
< ± 0.05 %
Power consumption
switched off:
0 Watt
0 Watt
Total weight:
approx. 60 kg (without tonearm and power supply)
approx. 25 kg (without tonearm and power supply)
Dimensions (W/D/H in inch):
approx. 16.85 x 14.96 x 15.59 (without tonearm)
approx. 16.85 x 14.96 x 8.82 (without tonearm)
Dimensions (W/D/H in mm):
approx. 428 x 380 x 396 (without tonearm)
approx. 428 x 380 x 215 (without tonearm)
Manufacturers guarantee*:
5 years*
5 years*
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Model:
Construction details:
Innovation compact
Ovation
Resonance optimised chassis‘s shape, belt driven with self
adjusting speed control
- All turntable feet are fine adjustable
- Playback with two tonearms possible
Technical
specifications
Resonance-optimised chassis, recommended tonearm
with magnetic bearing technology
Speed change:
Comfortable speed change, 33 1/3 rpm, 45 rpm, 78 rpm
Comfortable speed change, 33 1/3 rpm, 45 rpm, 78 rpm
Motor drive:
High torque DC-motor, exclusively made for Clearaudio electronic
Optical Speed Control (OSC) in real time through infrared sensor
Decoupled DC motor in chassis, resonance damping device
Bearing:
Clearaudio patented CMB - bearing technology
Polished ceramic shaft in a sintered bronze bushing, magnetic
bearing (CMB)
Platter:
70 mm / 2.75 inch main platter, made out of synthetic material with
high density and excellent dimension stability, dynamically balanced
Made out of synthetic material, 40 mm thickness
Speed accuracy (measured):
< ± 0.08 %
± 0.03 %
Power consumption switched off:
0 Watt
0 Watt
Total weight:
approx. 12 kg (without tonearm and power supply)
approx. 13.5 kg (incl. Motor)
Dimensions (W/D/H in inch):
approx. 16.85 x 14.96 x 8.27 (without tonearm)
approx. 16.54 x 13.78 x 4.92 (without tonearm)
Dimensions (W/D/H in mm):
approx. 428 x 380 x 160 (without tonearm)
approx. 420 x 350 x 140 (without tonearm)
Manufacturers guarantee*:
5 years*
5 years*
Model:
Performance DC
Construction details:
Resonance optimised chassis`s shape, belt driven
Speed change:
Comfortable speed change, 33 1/3 rpm, 45 rpm, 78 rpm (optional)
Motor drive:
Decoupled DC motor with low noise bearings
Bearing:
Clearaudio patented Magnetic bearing (CMB)
Platter:
Synthetic material, surface CNC-precision milled, Surface CNC-precision milled,
1.1 inch / 40 mm thickness
Speed accuracy (measured):
± 0.2 %
Power consumption switched off:
0 Watt
Total weight:
approx. 7 kg (incl. motor)
Dimensions (W/D/H in inch):
approx. 16.54 x 12.99 x 5.71 (with tonearm)
Dimensions (W/D/H in mm):
approx. 420 x 330 x 143 (with tonearm)
Manufacturers guarantee*:
3 years*
Concept MM V2 / Concept MC
Model:
Construction details:
- Resonance-optimised chassis
- Friction free tonearm with magnetic bearing technology
Speed change:
Comfortable speed change, 33 1/3 rpm, 45 rpm, 78 rpm (optional)
Motor drive:
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:
Synthetic material, 30 mm thickness
Speed accuracy (measured):
± 0.04 %
Power consumption switched off:
0 Watt
Total weight:
approx. 7.5 kg (incl. motor, tonearm and cartridge)
Dimensions (W/D/H in inch):
approx. 16.54 x 13.78 x 4.92 (with tonearm)
Dimensions (W/D/H in mm):
approx. 420 x 350 x 123 (with tonearm)
Manufacturers guarantee*:
2 years
*Only if the warranty card is filled out correctly and sent back within 2 weeks to Clearaudio
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Tonearms
Model:
Tangential Tonearm TT1-MI
Tangential Tonearm TT 2
Tangential Tonearm TT 3
Construction details:
High, precision mechanical, ultra low
friction, linear tracking design.
Patented two-point tangential tracking,
resonance-optimized chassis
Version: silver aluminium
Patented two-point tangential tracking,
resonance-optimized chassis
Version: silver aluminium
Drive
High precision, frictionless tangential
scanning principle
- Strictly mechanical
- Selected high precision ball bearings
running in a polished glass tube
- Strictly mechanical
- Selected high precision ball bearings
running in a polished glass tube
Total weight:
approx. 8220 g
approx. 1990 g (without tonearm base;
base only: approx. 235 g)
approx. 670 g (without tonearm base;
base only: approx. 235 g)
Dimensions (W/D/H in inch):
21.26 x 7.87 x 7.68
approx. 12 x 4 x 3
approx. 10.3 x 2 x 4
Dimensions (W/D/H in mm):
approx. 540 (incl. lift unit) x 200 x 195
approx. 300 x 100 x 70
approx. 260 x 50 x 100
Manufacturers guarantee*:
10 years*
5 years*
5 years*
Model:
Universal
Magnify
Construction details:
Genius radial tonearm using ultra low friction bearings.
With plenty of fine adjustments e.g. the headshell`s azimuth
and VTA during playback.
The construction principle is based on the Exact tonearm and
has been optimized in many details. The tonearm allows:
- the user friendly fine adjustment of the Antiskating, even
during the playback!
- the setting of the magnetic damping is fine adjustable.
- In combination with this innovative tonearm bearing design
- Magnet - Ball bearing- Hybrid
Overhang:
17.31 mm
17.31 mm
Offset angle:
23.00°
23.00°
Distance from pivot to turntable
centre:
222 mm
222 mm
Weight:
approx. 804 g (incl. Counter - Turboweight)
approx. 726 g (incl. Turboweight)
Mounting style:
Clearaudio
Clearaudio
Manufacturers guarantee*:
5 years*
5 years*
Model:
Clarify
Verify
Unify
Construction details:
Carbon Fiber, friction-free tonearm
with magnetic bearing technology –
micrometer-style precision adjustable
counter weight
Friction free tonearm with magnetic
bearing technology
One point saphire bearing, carbon fibre/
stainless steel construction (9“ - 14“),
incl. Unify mount base, directwired with
Clearaudio tonearm cable, terminated
with Clearaudio MPC-rca-plugs,
Overhang:
17.31 mm
17.31 mm
17.31 mm
Offset angle:
23.00°
23.00°
23.00°
Distance from pivot to turntable
centre
222 mm
222 mm
222 mm
Weight:
approx. 320 g
approx. 410 g (incl. Counterweight)
approx. 200 g
approx. 330 g (incl. Counterweight)
approx. 772 g (incl. Turboweight)
Mounting style:
Clearaudio
Clearaudio
Clearaudio
Manufacturers guarantee*:
2 years*
2 years*
2 years*
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Model:
Statement Phono
Power Supply:
Fully symmetrical line and Accu - power supply
Signal to noise ratio:
5 mV/ 1kHz/ +50dB: - 90dB; 0.5 mV/ 1kHz/ +70dB: - 80dB
Distortion:
5 mV/ 1kHz/ +50dB: < 0.0035%; 0.5 mV/ 1kHz/ +70dB: < 0.015%
Gain (@ 1 kHz):
+ 54 dB = MC Mode; + 34 dB = MM Mode (switchable MPS (Menu Pre Setting)
RIAA:
± 0.05 dB / 20 - 100 kHz
Input load:
8 values, switchable RC (Remote Controler); 5R, 25R, 50R, 100R, 250R, 500R, 1k, 47k
Input impedance:
10 kOhm
Output impedance:
10 Ohm
Output voltage:
> 12V
Power consumption switched off:
0 Watt
Weight Preamplifier:
approx. 12 Kg
Weight Power supply:
approx. 22 Kg
Dimensions Preamplifier (W/D/H in inches) :
approx. 17.13 x 3.94 x 13.78
Dimensions Preamplifier (W/D/H in mm) :
approx. 435 x 100 x 350
Dimensions Power supply (W/D/H in inches) :
approx. 17.13 x 3.94 x 13.78
Dimensions Power supply (W/D/H in mm) :
approx. 435 x 100 x 350
Manufacturers guarantee*:
5 years*
Model:
Balance +
Basic +
Smart Phono V2 / Smart Phono
Headphone V2
Mode:
MM / MC
MM / MC
MM / MC
Amplification at 1 kHz:
63dB (MC); 44dB (MM)
62 dB (MC); 41 dB (MM)
54 dB (MC); 34 dB (MM)
Input impedance:
510 Ohm / 220 pF / MC
47 kOhm / 270 pF / MM
510 Ohm / 270 pF (MC)
47 kOhm / 270 pF (MM)
50 Ohm, 100 Ohm, 500 Ohm, 1 kOhm, 5
kOhm / 150 pF, 250 pF, 400 pF
(MC-Mode)
47 kOhm / 150 pF, 250 pF, 400 pF
(MM-Mode)
MM / MC input:
switchable
switchable
switchable
RIAA (75µs/318µs/3180µs):
75μs / 318μs / 3180μs
75μs / 318μs / 3180μs
75μs / 318μs / 3180μs
RIAA accuracy:
± 0.1 dB
± 0.15 dB
± 0.3 dB
Distortion:
0.001% (IEC A)
0.003% (IEC A)
0.004 % (IEC A)
Signal to noise ratio:
74 dB (MC Mode)
89 dB (MM Mode)
65 dB (MC)
83 dB (MM)
72 dB (MC)
85 dB (MM)
Crosstalk:
> 92 dB (at 1 kHz) / opposed channel
hot-wired
> 90 dB
> 90 dB
Max. output voltage:
10,5 V (at 1kHz)
10 V (1 kHz)
12 V eff (1 kHz)
Operation voltage:
± 18 V DC (external power supply)
± 25 V DC stabilised (external power supply)
± 18 V DC
Output connections:
Unbalanced (Cinch)
Balanced (XLR)
Unbalanced (Cinch)
Balanced (XLR)
asymmetrical (RCA)
Power consumption switched off:
0 Watt
0 Watt
0 Watt
Weight:
approx. 1.8 Kg (Preamplifier)
approx. 2.5 kg (Power supply)
approx. 2.6 kg
(Preamp and power supply)
approx. 620 g
(Preamp and power supply)
Dimensions (W/D/H in inches):
approx. 7.09 x 8.66 x 2.17 (Preamplifier)
approx. 7.09 x 7.28 x 2.17 (Power supply)
approx. 3.94 x 5.71 x 2.17 (Preamplifier)
approx. 3.94 x 5.31 x 2.17 (Power Supply)
approx. 3.74 x 4.92 x 1.34
Dimensions (W/D/H in mm):
approx. 180 x 220 x 55 (Preamplifier)
approx. 180 x 185 x 55 (Power supply)
approx. 100 x 145 x 55 (Preamplifier)
approx. 100 x 135 x 55 (Power supply)
approx. 95 x 125 x 34
Manufacturers guarantee*:
3 years*
3 years*
3 years*
*Only if the warranty card is filled out correctly and sent back within 2 weeks to Clearaudio
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Electronics-II
Model:
Nano Phono V2
Nano Phono Headphone V2
Mode:
MM / MC mode
switched by jumpers on the bottom of the unit
MM / MC mode
switched by jumpers on the bottom of the unit
Amplification at 1 kHz:
54 to 68 dB (MC – Mode)
34 dB to 48 dB (MM – Mode)
54 to 68 dB (MC – Mode)
34 dB to 48 dB (MM – Mode)
Input impedance:
47 kOhm / 220pF / MM
Individual / User / MC
47 kOhm / 220pF / MM
Individual / User / MC
MM / MC input:
switchable (at bottom)
switchable (at bottom)
RIAA (75µs/318µs/3180µs):
75μs / 318μs / 3180μs
75μs / 318μs / 3180μs
RIAA accuracy:
± 0.4 dB
± 0.4 dB
Distortion:
0.04%
0.04%
Signal to noise ratio:
70 dB (A) (MC – Mode)
81 dB (A) (MM – Mode)
70 dB (A) (MC – Mode)
81 dB (A) (MM – Mode)
Crosstalk:
> 80 dB (1 kHz)
> 80 dB (1 kHz)
Max. output voltage:
10 V eff. (1 kHz)
10 V eff. (1 kHz)
Operation voltage:
18 V DC
(external wall power supply, plastic housing)
18 V DC
(external wall power supply, plastic housing)
Output connections:
Asymmetrical (RCA)
Asymmetrical (RCA)
Power consumption switched off:
0 Watt
0 Watt
Weight:
approx. 700 g (Preamp and power supply)
approx. 700 g (Preamp and power supply)
Dimensions (W/D/H in inches):
approx. 3.35 x 4.17 x 0.98
approx. 3.35 x 4.17 x 0.98
Dimensions (W/D/H in mm):
approx. 85 x 106 x 25
approx. 85 x 106 x 25
Manufacturers guarantee*:
3 years*
3 years*
Model:
Smart Syncro
Model:
Mains voltage:
115 / 230 V - 50 / 60 Hz (please specify version)
Input voltage:
100-240 V AC / 50 - 60 Hz
Fuse:
- at 115 V / T 0.25 A
- at 230 V / T 0.125 A
Fuse:
1A T
Output
24 V DC
Weight:
approx. 8.4 Kg
Measurements (in inch):
approx. 8.23 x 12.01 x 4.92
Measurements (in mm):
approx. 210 x 305 x 125
Power consumption switched off:
0 Watt
Manufacturers guarantee*:
3 years*
Output voltage:
115 V / 230 V
Output frequency:
Adjustable: 47 - 89 Hz
Maximum output power:
3 Watt
Output:
IEC mains outlet socket
Power consumption switched off:
0 Watt
Weight:
approx. 570 g
Dimensions (W/D/H in inches):
approx. 3.94 x 5.39 x 1.38
Dimensions (W/D/H in mm):
approx. 100 x 137 x 35
Manufacturers guarantee*:
3 years*
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Model:
Absolute Phono (in Headshell)
Absolute Phono Inside
Power Supply:
Switching power supply
Input: 50 - 60 Hz / 100 - 265 V AC
Switching power supply
Input: 50 - 60 Hz / 100 - 265 V AC
Signal to noise ratio:
90 dB (A-weighted)
90 dB (A-weighted)
Distortion:
< 0.001 %
< 0.001 %
Gain (@ 1 kHz):
60 dB
60 dB
RIAA:
RIAA standard, deviation less than 0.1 dB
RIAA standard, deviation less than 0.5 dB
Output impedance:
64 Ohm (balanced XLR); 32 Ohm (unbalanced RCA)
64 Ohm (balanced XLR)
Power consumption switched off:
0 Watt
0 Watt
Weight Preamplifier:
approx. 3.25 Kg
approx. 3.25 Kg
Weight Power supply:
approx. 3.20 Kg
approx. 3.20 Kg
Dimensions Preamplifier (W/D/H in inches) :
approx. 9.45 x 6.30 x 2.56
approx. 9.45 x 6.30 x 2.56
Dimensions Preamplifier (W/D/H in mm) :
approx. 240 x 160 x 65
approx. 240 x 160 x 65
Dimensions Power supply (W/D/H in inches) :
approx. 9.45 x 6.30 x 2.56
approx. 9.45 x 6.30 x 2.56
Dimensions Power supply (W/D/H in mm) :
approx. 240 x 160 x 65
approx. 240 x 160 x 65
Manufacturers guarantee*:
5 years*
5 years*
Technical
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Record cleaning machines
Model:
Double Matrix Professional Sonic
Smart Matrix Professional
Construction principle:
-
-
-
-
-
-
Left and right turning
Cleaning of both sides
Vacuum engine with overheat sensor
Integrated antistatic brushes device for discharge of static charge
Automatic fluid application
Sonic Option - gentle and high efficient cleaning through
vibration
- Automatic cleaning process with only one button
- As an option: cleaning of each cleaning step by hand control
- Left - right turning of the platter
- Fluid application by hand
- Very rigid and specially damped chassis
Power consumption:
500 Watt
460 Watt
Power consumption switched off:
0 Watt
0 Watt
Weight:
approx. 16 kg
approx. 12 kg
Dimensions W/D/H in inch:
approx. 16.22 x 15.16 x 10.63 (incl. Record clamp)
approx. 16.22. x 15.16 x 15.94 (with Acrylic Dustcover)
approx. 13.58 x 13.58 x 9.84
approx. 13.58 x 13.58 x 10.83 (with Acrylic Dustcover)
Dimensions W/D/H in mm:
approx. 412 x 385 x 270 (incl. Record clamp)
approx. 412 x 385 x 405 (with Acrylic Dustcover)
approx. 345 x 345 x 250
approx. 345 x 345 x 275 (with Acrylic Dustcover)
Manufacturers guarantee*:
3 years*
3 years*
*Only if the warranty card is filled out correctly and sent back within 2 weeks to Clearaudio
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Cartridges MC
Model:
MC Goldfinger Statement
MC Titanium V2
MC Da Vinci V2
Total mass:
~16.0 g
9.0 g
7.0 g
Frequency response:
20 Hz - 100 kHz
20 Hz - 100 kHz
20 Hz - 100 kHz
Stylus shape:
Micro Line
Micro Line
Micro Line
Cantilever:
Boron
Boron
Boron
Coil assembly:
Absolutely symmetrical design
Absolutely symmetrical design
Absolutely symmetrical design
Coil material:
24-Karat gold
24-Karat gold
24-Karat gold
Compliance:
15/15 µ/mN
15/15 µ/mN
15/15 µ/mN
Recommended tracking
force:
2.8 g ±0.2 g
2.8 g
2.8 g
Crosstalk:
> 40 dB
> 40 dB
> 30 dB
Channel difference:
< 0.2 dB
< 0.3 dB
< 0.5 dB
Output voltage:
0.9 mV at 5cm/sec
0.8 mV at 5cm/sec
0.8 mV at 5cm/sec
Cartridge Impedance:
50 Ohm
50 Ohm
50 Ohm
Cartridge body:
14 kt Gold
Titanium
Aluminium with 30 micron ceramic coating
Manufacturers guarantee *:
2 years*
2 years*
2 years*
Model:
MC Stradivari V2
MC Concerto V2
MC Talismann V2
MC Concept
Total mass:
7.0 g
7.0 g
10.8 g
8.0 g
Frequency response:
20 Hz - 100 kHz
20 Hz - 100 kHz
20 Hz - 100 kHz
20 Hz - 40 kHz
Stylus shape:
Micro Line
Micro Line
Micro Line
Micro Line
Cantilever:
Boron
Boron
Boron
Boron
Coil assembly:
Absolutely symmetrical design
Absolutely symmetrical design
Absolutely symmetrical design
--
Coil material:
24-Karat gold
24-Karat gold
24-Karat gold
OFC - copper
Compliance:
15/15 µ/mN
15/15 µ/mN
15/15 µ/mN
9/9 µ/mN
Recommended tracking
force:
2.8 g
2.8 g
2.8 g
2.0 g (± 0.2 g)
Crosstalk:
> 30 dB
> 30 dB
> 30 dB
> 30 dB
Channel difference:
< 0.5 dB
< 0.5 dB
< 0.5 dB
< 0.5 dB
Output voltage:
0.7 mV at 5cm/sec
0.7 mV at 5cm/sec
0.7 mV at 5cm/sec
0.42 mV at 5cm/sec
Cartridge Impedance:
50 Ohm
50 Ohm
50 Ohm
11 Ohm
Cartridge body:
Ebony wood
Satiné wood
Hand polished ebony wood
with metal alloy internal
resonance damping
Aluminium-Magnesium alloy
with ceramic surface layer
Manufacturers guarantee*:
2 years*
2 years*
2 years*
2 years*
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Model:
MM Maestro V2
MM Virtuoso V2
MM Artist V2
Total mass:
8.4 g
8.4 g
8.4 g
Frequency Response:
20Hz - 20kHz
20Hz - 20kHz
23Hz - 20kHz
Output voltage (1kHz, 5cm/s):
~ 3.6 mV
~ 3.6 mV
~ 3.6 mV
Channel separation (1kHz):
> 30 dB
> 30 dB
> 24 dB
Channel balance (1kHz):
≤ 0.2 dB
≤ 0.2 dB
≤ 0.8 dB
Tracking ability:
90 μm
90 μm
80 μm
Tracking force (recommended 1.8 -2.6 g):
2.2 g ± 0.3 g
2.2 g ± 0.3 g
2.2 g ± 0.3 g
Coil impedance (1kHz):
0.66 kOhm
0.66 kOhm
0.66 kOhm
Coil inductance:
0.42 H
0.40 H
0.40 H
Load resistance:
47 kOhm
47 kOhm
47 kOhm
Load capacitance:
100 pF
100 pF
100 pF
Cantilever:
Bor/ HD Diamond
Aluminium
Aluminium
Cartridge body:
Ebony wood
Ebony wood
Ebony wood
Manufacturers guarantee*:
2 years*
2 years*
2 years*
Model:
MM Performer V2
MM Concept V2
Total mass:
8.4 g
8.4 g
Frequency Response:
20Hz - 20kHz
20Hz - 20kHz
Output voltage (1kHz, 5cm/s):
~ 3.3 mV
~ 3.3 mV
Channel separation (1kHz):
> 20 dB
> 20 dB
Channel balance (1kHz):
≤ 1.5 dB
≤ 2 dB
Tracking ability:
80 μm
80 μm
Tracking force (recommended 1.8 -2.6 g):
2.2 g ± 0.3 g
2.2 g ± 0.3 g
Coil impedance (1kHz):
0.66 kOhm
0.66 kOhm
Coil inductance:
0.40 H
0.42 H
Load resistance:
47 kOhm
47 kOhm
Load capacitance:
100 pF
100 pF
Cantilever:
Aluminium
Aluminium
Cartridge body:
Ebony wood
Aluminium
Manufacturers guarantee*:
2 years*
2 years*
*Only if the warranty card is filled out correctly and sent back within 2 weeks to Clearaudio
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Find out more about Clearaudio products
Please see our English language website at:
www.clearaudio.de for full details of all Clearaudio products.
Or you can contact your local Clearaudio distributor or dealer
(listings of international distributors/dealers are given on our website at
http://www.clearaudio.de/_en/International.php).
Acknowledgements
Concept, artwork and production by
AUFSESS Kommunikation GmbH, Nuremberg, Germany www.aufsess.com
Many thanks to the State Museum for Art and Design in Nuremberg for their kind
support.
Disclaimer
Technical specifications are subject to change or improvement without prior notice.
Clearaudio accepts no liability for any misprints.
Availability as long as stock lasts.
©Clearaudio electronic GmbH 2014
Use of any of the text or images contained in this brochure requires written
confirmation from Clearaudio electronic GmbH.
Protective charge: EUR 15,-
Clearaudio electronic GmbH
Spardorfer Str. 150 | D-91054 Erlangen | Fon: +49.9131.40 300 100 | Fax: +49.9131.40 300 119 | [email protected]
Made in Germany
www.clearaudio.de
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