The Performance DC shares sophisticated technology with Clearaudio’s award-winning Ovation and Concept turntables, placing it in the middle of this series of three turntables featuring outstanding sound, unmatched value, and ease of use.
The Performance DC’s main composite chassis consists of a specific density wood core sandwiched between two massive anodized aluminum plates. A band of polished silver aluminum is wrapped around the plinth’s core, giving the Performance DC an elegant and modern look.
The powerful and smooth-running DC motor is mounted to the composite main chassis and is effectively decoupled for enhanced dynamic range. The motor and belt are hidden from view, protected from dust and UV. They drive a precision machined aluminum sub-platter coupled to a 40mm thick polyoxymethylene (POM) platter, supported by Clearaudio’s patented CMB (Ceramic Magnetic Bearing).
The Performance DC’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.
Configure your perfect table by choosing from multiple tonearm and finish options. Available finishes are Silver, Black, Silver/Black, and Black/Black.
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||Resonance optimized chassis with internal damping, 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 %|
|Weight||22 lbs with tonearm|
|Dimensions||16.5″ x 14″ x 6″|