Listing is for a Clearaudio Concept Wood with Upgraded Carbon Satisfy Arm, Without Cartridge.
Bought this table from Brian Berdan at Audio Element in Pasadena six months ago. This table has the upgraded Carbon Satisfy Arm which adds even more refinement of soundstage depth/width as well as musical detail. The pairing of this table with the Sumiko Blackbird is stunning and comparable to the VPI Prime with the same cartridge. I used this with the VTL TP2.5 Series II phono stage II and the combination worked extremely well. It gave me that "you are there" musical experience on many recordings, especially Jazz. Many prefer Clearaudio to the VPI, due to their simplicity of the design, useability and customer support. This and the fantastic sound sold me on the table. Please call me if you have any questions.
Clearaudio Concept Wood Turntable
Substantial Upgrade to the Award-Winning Concept Design: Gorgeous Clearaudio Concept Wood Turntable Features Baltic Birch Plinth for Additional Refinement and Smoothness
Satisfy Black Tonearm, Electronic Speed Control Among Highlights of Sonically Spectacular Clearaudio Concept Wood Turntable
Composure, pace, poise: Clearaudio Concept Wood turntable takes the award-winning Concept to a higher level via constrained-layer plinth comprised of Baltic birch that yields additional refinement, richness, and smoothness to musical presentations. The German-made ‘table also warrants mention for its Satisfy Black tonearm and 30mm-thick platter, a combination responsible for optimum imaging and stability. An electronic speed control even gives Concept Wood the ability to play at 33, 45, and 78RPM speeds. Now, no record is off-limits, and each one will sound great!
Upgrades Original Award-Winning Clearaudio Concept Design
Clearaudio Concept Wood turntable furthers the sonic excellence of the company's award-winning Concept turntable. Concept Wood uses a baltic birch, constrained layer plinth that is both visually attractive and sonically rich and smooth. The aluminum machined sub-platter and rear-mounted fine speed adjustments are an upgrade from the original Concept. This 'table is also equipped with the Satisfy Black tonearm, featuring a 3-point mechanical bearing, magnetic anti-skate, and hard-wired tonearm cable. You can upgrade to the Satisfy Carbon Fiber tonearm for enhanced musicality and imaging. A high-quality, premounted Clearaudio moving-magnet cartridge completes this setup.
High-Tech Engineering, Three-Speed Capability at Turn of a Dial
Concept Wood is belt-driven by a low-noise, decoupled DC motor built into the baltic birch plinth. The platter is made of 30mm-thick polymer (POM), an engineering thermoplastic with a weighted rim for increased fly-wheel effect, providing greater speed stability. Concept Wood plays at three speeds (33RPM, 45RPM, and 78RPM) electable by an Electronic Speed Control knob.
- Made in Germany
- Constrained-layer Baltic Birch plinth
- Two-piece 30mm-thick POM platter
- Polished tempered steel bearing shaft within sintered bronze bushings
- Mirror-polished teflon thrust pad
- Belt-driven by a decoupled DC motor
- 33, 45 and 78RPM at a turn of a dial
- Factory-mounted and aligned MM or MC phono cartridge