The Performance DC Wood is the latest turntable offering from Clearaudio, combining the popular Performance DC turntable with features and technology from their higher tier Ovation and Innovation series turntables.
A mass-loaded Baltic birch plinth gives the Performance DC Wood a stunning visual appearance while also controlling resonance. Three Innovation series locking/leveling aluminum cone feet provide a stable base and acoustic isolation. The Performance DC Wood incorporates a precision machined aluminum sub-platter fitted to a 40mm-thick POM platter, Clearaudio’s patented ultra-smooth Ceramic Magnetic Bearing (CMB), and a decoupled DC motor with electronic speed selection.
The Performance DC Wood’s 33, 45, and 78 rpm speeds are selected by blue illuminated buttons, ergonomically integrated into the front left of the chassis. Precision adjustability is possible for each speed via user-accessible trim pots. The Performance DC Wood’s interchangeable armboard design can easily accommodate a variety of tonearms including the Clearaudio Satisfy Carbon Fiber, Tracer (as pictured) and TT-5 linear tonearm.
Configure your perfect table by choosing from multiple tonearm and finish options. Available finishes are Silver/Natural or Black/Natural.
Mass-loaded Baltic birch plinth
Innovation series locking/leveling aluminum cone feet
40mm-thick POM platter with weighted rim
Machined aluminum sub-platter
Inverted Ceramic Magnetic Bearing (CMB)
Decoupled 3-speed DC motor; user fine-adjustable 33, 45, 78 rpm
Satisfy Carbon Fiber
The Satisfy CF (Carbon Fiber) tonearm features high-quality, handmade Swiss vertical and lateral bearings composed of polished sapphire. A carbon fiber arm tube is exceptionally rigid and reduces resonance for enhanced clarity. A two-piece aluminum headshell with adjustable azimuth allows the accurate alignment of any phono cartridge type. Anti-skating control is applied by an innovative magnetic system that acts on the side of the bearing housing. Clearaudio’s hardwired Direct Wire tonearm cable assures signal integrity, ideal for all high-quality cartridges, including low-output moving coils.
The Satisfy CF uses the Clearaudio/Linn standard mount, making it compatible with all Clearaudio turntables and an ideal replacement tonearm for other brand turntables.
The Tracer Tonearm is a pivoted tonearm with adjustable VTA, azimuth, and anti-skate. Tracer also features a mechanical bearing, precision VTF adjuster, and 1M DirectWire cable.
TT-5 Linear Tonearm
The new TT-5 linear tracking tonearm with Swing Base features a fixed, rigid construction. Like all Clearaudio linear tonearms, it moves tangentially with the record groove, pulling the armwand along a polished glass rod on precision rollers. The TT-5 Swing Base allows the entire arm to be swung out of the way when changing records, not compromising rigidity or performance.
|Construction details||Mass-loaded Baltic birch plinth, belt-driven with user-adjustable speed control, dynamically balanced 40mm / 1.5-inch POM platter|
|Speed ranges||33 1/3, 45, and 78 RPM, convenient electronic controls|
|Motor||Decoupled DC motor with low-noise bearings|
|Bearing||CMB (ceramic magnetic bearing), polished and tempered steel shaft in a sintered bronze bushing|
|Platter||CNC-machined POM (polyoxymethylene), 40 mm thickness|
|Speed accuracy||Less than +- 0.04 %|
|Dimensions||16.5″ x 14″ x 6″|