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The Clearaudio Innovation Wood is a brilliant achievement… pitch stability is stunning… its soundstaging approaches reference quality. – Jim Hannon, The Absolute Sound, July 2010
In the world of turntable construction the Innovation is the ultimate technological prototype. An Absolute Sound Golden Ear Award winner, the Clearaudio Innovation Wood turntable features a resonance-optimized dual-tier chassis based upon proven Clearaudio three-point design; a combination of Panzerholz (bulletproof wood), aluminum skins, and aluminum pods.
Its high-density, dynamically balanced 2.75″ POM platter is mated to a half-inch thick, CNC-machined stainless steel sub-platter and Clearaudio’s patented CMB (ceramic magnetic bearing) technology, where the platter magnetically levitates on an inverted bearing attached to a low-friction ceramic shaft.
A high-torque DC motor exclusive to Clearaudio is equipped with an OSC (optical speed control) circuit controlled in real time via an infrared sensor, ensuring an outstanding level of speed stability – a prerequisite for optimal listening. The end result is a highly musical, detailed presentation with very accurate pitch and exceptional rhythm and pace. The Innovation Wood is also dual-tonearm capable and plays 33 1/3 rpm, 45 rpm and 78 rpm speeds.
The Clearaudio Innovation Wood turntable is available in Silver/Wood, Black/Wood, and upgraded Piano Black Lacquer finishes.