About this product
Clearaudio's newest turntable is one of the most gorgeous designs ever built by the famed German analog perfectionists. The Ovation not only looks stunning, it sounds staggering. In addition, it's simple to set up and play. When you get this table home and play your first LP, you'll know why everyone is so excited. A 1.5-inch Delrin platter sits on a plinth made from a composite of aluminum and wood laminate that looks as great as it is effective at controlling vibration. A DC motor locks in perfect speed control, giving the Ovation an indescribable naturalness. It all just sounds "right." The new carbon-fiber Clarify tonearm is based on a frictionless bearing, allowing the sound of your cartridge to completely define the 'table's sonic signature. No matter your musical tastes, the Ovation is the ideal platform for playing your LPs.
"Based on my many enjoyable listening sessions excellence is precisely what you should expect from the Ovation. I view the Ovation as a major success. Clearaudio has easily met its goal of bridging the gap between high-end sound and real-world convenience. This easy to set up, maintain, and operate package will bring its owners years of musical satisfaction. And that counts for us audiophiles as well as 'normal' people."
– Wayne Garcia, The Absolute Sound.
This unit comes with a 45 day Music Direct warranty.
screw-in spike feet w/ anti-scratch plates (3x), power supply w/ regional tips (3x), ground wire, liquid level, small threaded post (included w/ Allen keys), Allen keys (3x), screw driver tool, bearing oil, drive belt, tonearm counterweight, Maestro Wood Cartridge, cartridge alignment protractor, and user's manual.
8/10 condition, with no cosmetic defects noted. ***NOTE*** The tonearm on this is a first generation tonearm. As seen in the pictures, the carbon tube is a gold color. Early versions of this tonearm had no UV protectant, and would change color over time in UV light. This has been checked by Clearaudio, and explained. It has NO bearing on the sonics, and honestly, looks pretty good!
Construction details: Resonance-optimized chassis, recommended tonearm with magnetic bearing technology
Speed ranges: 33 1/3, 45 and 78 RPM
Drive unit (motor): Decoupled DC motor in chassis, resonance damping device
Rumble: DIN IEC 98 by method A / 92 dB
Bearing: Polished ceramic shaft in a sintered bronze bushing, magnetic bearing (CMB)
Platter: Black colored POM, 1.5"
Speed variation: ± 0,03 %
Weight: approx. 30 lbs. incl. motor
Dimensions (WDH): 16.54" x 13.78" x 4.53"
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This product comes with a 14 day return policy. If you're not satisfied with it's performance, let us know and we'll be happy to help. In the rare case this product comes to you defective, we'll pick up the shipping charges to bring it back here.
Have questions? Feel free to call us at 800-449-8333. We're happy to help!