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Clearaudio Concept AiR

Clearaudio Concept AiR

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Clearaudio Concept AiR Turntable

The entry to high-end analog, the Concept turntable sets a new standard in turntable manufacturing. Precision German engineering combined with the latest technology and timeless design signal a new era in analog playback.

Made in Germany, the Concept AiR is belt-driven by the new low-noise, decoupled AiR air-core DC 12-volt motor built into the resonant-optimized plinth. The new AiR motor is similar to the air-core DC 24-volt motor used in the Reference Jubilee, Innovation, and Ovation. This new, vastly improved motor provides superior performance and speed stability for greater dynamics, even better imaging, and more musicality. The platter is machined from 30mm-thick polyoxymethylene (POM), an engineering thermoplastic used in precision parts that require high stiffness, low friction, and excellent dimensional stability. The platter interfaces with a stainless-steel sub-platter polished tempered steel bearing shaft within sintered bronze bushings, and a mirror-polished Teflon thrust pad.

The Concept AiR plays at three speeds – 33rpm, 45rpm, and 78rpm – selectable by the Electronic Speed Control knob. The Concept AiR is equipped with the innovative Satisfy Black tonearm, which is ideal for the factory-mounted Concept MM or MC cartridges. Upgrade to the Satisfy Carbon Fiber tonearm to optimize performance with the Maestro v2 or Charisma MM cartridges and top MC designs.

This genuine, timeless, and modern design guarantees a high-end musical experience.

CONSTRUCTION DETAILS Resonance-optimised bodywork; body comprises medium-density wood fibre or pressure-formed solid wood; upper layer incorporates high-tech satined plastic compound.
SPEED RANGES Electronic speed selection, 33 ⅓, 45 rpm, 78 rpm
DRIVE UNIT Decoupled and resonance damped DC motor, flat belt-drive and plug-in power supply unit designed for worldwide use with all networks and power frequencies.
BEARING Polished and tempered steel shaft in a sintered bronze housing, running on a Teflon thrust-pad.
PLATTER Synthetic material, CNC precision milled surface; 30mm / 1.18 inch thickness; aluminum sub-platter
POWER CONSUMPTION Max. consumption: 1.5 Watt
Consumption in operation: 0.5 Watt
Off mode: 0.0 Watt
WEIGHT Approx. 7.5kg / Wood: 7.9kg (incl. motor, tonearm and cartridge)
DIMENSIONS (W/D/H in inches) Approx. 16.54 x 13.78 x 4.92 (with tonearm)
DIMENSIONS (W/D/H in mm) Approx. 420 x 350 x 125 (with tonearm)
WARRANTY 2 years*
* Provided the warranty card is fully completed and returned to Clearaudio within 2 weeks of purchase.
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