What sets the Master Innovation Wood apart from its competition is its state-of-the-art, no-contact drive system, derived from Clearaudio’s no-compromise flagship Statement turntable.
The lowest platter (the lower of two drive platters) is belt-driven by a low-noise, high-torque DC motor controlled by Clearaudio’s Optical Speed Control (OSC) technology, which is a microscopic reflective strobe and infrared sensor that ensures incredible speed accuracy.
The dynamically balanced main platter, a precision-machined sandwich of 70mm of high density polymer and 15mm of stainless steel, is connected to the upper drive platter by Clearaudio’s patented Ceramic Magnetic Bearing (CMB), so that the main platter and upper drive platter assembly floats on a magnetic field just above the lower drive platter with no point of load to wear or to generate friction and noise. The two drive platters contain a magnetic clutch so that the upper drive platter and the main platter are driven with no physical connection to the drive source. In addition to providing silent and frictionless drive, this system gives the Master Innovation Wood twice the flywheel mass of the renowned Clearaudio Innovation Wood turntable.
The combination of the no-contact magnetic drive, frictionless Ceramic Magnetic Bearing, and Optical Speed Control guarantee incredible pitch stability and freedom from noise, ultimately leading to unbelievably realistic musical reproduction.
The chassis features four layers of a complex sandwich of resonance-damping materials: aluminum and Panzerholz (bulletproof wood). The Master Innovation can accommodate up to three tonearms, allowing for complete flexibility of tonearm and phono cartridge.
Standard finishes are black aluminum with natural clear lacquered Panzerholz wood or silver aluminum with natural clear lacquered Panzerholz wood. Upgraded European piano black lacquered Panzerholz wood also available. For additional upgraded finish options, please inquire.
The optional Olympus stand is elegant and timeless in its appearance, and well constructed right down to the smallest detail. Only the best materials including solid aluminum and Panzerholz are used to achieve the highest possible quality. Each platform of the Olympus stand is further enhanced with aluminum surface plates providing a stable surface for your turntable, while spiked feet serve to decouple the Olympus stand so effectively that it remains unaffected by resonance.
Magnetic drive system from the Clearaudio Statement turntable with additional 15mm stainless steel sub-platter
70mm thick POM main platter and 15mm stainless steel sub-platter
Upper platter uses 85mm Ceramic Magnetic Bearing (CMB)
Decoupled 3 speed DC motor with Optical Speed Control (OSC)
Push-button electronic speed selection
4 Tri-star plinths featuring solid Panzerholz and aluminum sandwich construction
3 tonearm capability
The carefully hand-assembled Universal is Clearaudio’s finest pivoted tonearm. Its vertical and horizontal ball bearing assembly is precision-machined to ultra-high tolerances. The Universal features a three-piece carbon fiber arm tube, reducing resonances to a vanishing degree and delivering excellent performance with a wide range of phono cartridges. Its aluminum one-piece headshell allows for accurate azimuth adjustment, reduces mass, and increases rigidity. Additionally, fine adjustments for anti-skate and vertical tracking force (VTF) offers accurate alignment of any phono cartridge type. The Universal comes with easily interchangeable counterweights, allowing it to work with nearly any cartridge manufactured today. Its internal wiring is Clearaudio’s best Six Stream cable, as found on their Statement TT-1 tonearm. This assures superior signal integrity, and is ideal for all high-quality cartridges, including low-output moving coils. The Universal uses the Clearaudio/Linn standard mount, making it compatible with all Clearaudio turntables and an ideal replacement tonearm for other brand turntables. Available in 9-inch and 12-inch versions.
In tonearm design, three various systems are available: pivoted tonearms, unipivot tonearms and linear tonearms. The advantage of a linear system lies in the distortion-free reproduction of the music signal as this exactly depicts what has been “cut” onto the LP when it was mastered.
The arm wand and shafts of the TT-2 are made out of quartz, a material that is harder than glass and scratch resistant.
The TT2 places the stylus at a perfect tangent to the record groove, which guarantees zero tracking error. Additionally, due to the tangential nature of the tonearm, no skating force is generated at playback; therefore, no anti-skating compensation is required.
The 4.38-lb. resonance-optimized chassis is constructed from aluminum and stainless steel. The chassis also contains a polished glass tube, which is where the bearings for the arm carriage run. The short, incredibly rigid tonearm is manufactured from carbon fiber and runs on a patented two-point bearing carriage within the glass tube. The entire arm assembly lifts upwards to allow easy record changing.
Integrated spirit levels and a simple adjustable knob enable fine tuning of the height of the tonearm. Cueing is especially easy.
They call it the pinnacle of analogue music reproduction: the patented Statement TT-1 and TT-1 MI tangential tonearms developed by Clearaudio have been copied many times, but never matched. This pinnacle of tangential tonearm technology is a key yardstick for Clearaudio’s development team. With the Statement TT-1 and TT-1 MI, records are replayed as they were cut–in a straight movement with no curves. Hence the cartridge’s stylus tracks the record groove perfectly without errors. In addition, Clearaudio uses a unique passive technology: a self-sufficient tonearm drive with a purified mechanical design created to combine optimal resonance values with maximum freedom from interference in the transmission of the music signal. In the TT series, Clearaudio uses finely crafted high quality materials that are subject to ongoing quality controls. Uncompromising consistency and ongoing innovation and development make Clearaudio a pacesetter in tangential tonearm technology, always moving towards the perfect listening experience.
|Construction details||Resonance-optimized chassis shape, belt-driven magnetic platter drive system with self-adjusting speed control, precision CNC-machined surface, solid stainless steel sub-platters, dynamically balanced|
|Speed ranges||33 1/3, 45, and 78 RPM, convenient electronic controls|
|Motor||High-torque DC motor|
|Bearing||CMB (Ceramic Magnetic Bearing)|
|Platter||CNC-machined POM (polyoxymethylene), 70 mm thickness|
|Sub-platter||Solid CNC-machined stainless steel, 15 mm thickness|
|Drive platters||CNC-machined POM (polyoxymethylene), imbedded rare earth magnets, 30 and 40 mm|
|Speed accuracy||less than +- 0.05 %|
|Weight||106 lbs without tonearm and power supply|
|Dimensions||18.5″ x 19″ x 18″|
|Other special features||OSC (optical speed control) in real time via infrared sensor, playback with three tonearms possible|