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Clearaudio integrates high fidelity and all-in-one functionality to its most popular Concept turntables. This model is called the “Concept Active” and it’s fully loaded with all the goods. Choose from Clearaudio’s most popular MM & MC cartridges, the Maestro MM V2 and Concept MC, to take advantage of the Active’s built-in, fully discrete, class-A phono preamp.
The Concept is belt-driven by a low-noise, decoupled DC motor built into the resonant-optimized plinth, “… resulting in an attractive, small-footprint design that doesn’t require the buyer to find a place for an outboard motor—or even a motor placed in a hole in the plinth!” (Michael Fremer, Stereophile, June 2011).
The platter is made of 30mm-thick polyoxymethylene (POM), an engineering thermoplastic used in precision parts that require high stiffness, low friction, and excellent dimensional stability. The Concept plays at three speeds – 33rpm, 45rpm, and 78rpm – selectable by Electronic Speed Control knob.
Clearaudio adds all-in-one functionality to its most popular Concept turntable model to create the Concept Active. An integral Class A phono stage and headphone amp is perfect for personal vinyl listening in your home or office. Multiple output options for interfacing with 2-channel, A/V systems, and whole-house audio.
Made in Germany
2-piece 30mm-thick POM platter
Polished tempered steel bearing shaft within sintered bronze bushings
Mirror polished teflon thrust pad
Belt-driven by a decoupled DC motor
33, 45 and 78 rpm at a turn of a dial
Concept tonearm features a friction-free magnetic bearing
Optional factory mounted and aligned MM or MC phono cartridge
Integral headphone amp & phono stage
Class A circuitry
Adjustable gain & loading
Multiple output options
Satisfy Black The Satisfy Black tonearm features high-quality, handmade Swiss vertical and lateral bearings composed of polished sapphire. The aluminum arm tube is both light rigid while the two-piece aluminum headshell with adjustable azimuth allows for 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 Black uses the Clearaudio/Linn standard mount, making it compatible with all Clearaudio turntables and an ideal replacement tonearm for other brand turntables.
Maestro MM V2 Clearaudio’s V2 MM technology uses ebony as a resonance resistant body. Other ingredients of the recipe for success are the most effective reduction of moving mass, an optimized polishing technique for the stylus and highly effective cartridge damping. The Maestro V2 Ebony MM is a step-above the Virtuoso V2 MM cartridge.
Concept MC The Concept MC is a low-output moving coil cartridge featuring an aluminum-magnesium alloy body; it offers the user a taste of Clearaudio's reference V2 moving coil series at a more moderate price. Its sound is both refined and involving, with classic moving coil inner detail and dynamics.