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The Performance DC AiR 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.
Configure your perfect table by choosing from multiple tonearm and finish options. Available finishes are Silver, Black, Silver/Black, and Black/Black.
The most affordable turntable with Clearaudio’s patented CMB (Ceramic Magnetic Bearing) combining a polished ceramic inverted bearing shaft, machined aluminum spindle top, and strong magnet rings, provides low friction and isolates vibrational energy from your cartridge's sensitive stylus.
The Performance DC AiR’s main composite chassis sandwiches a medium density wood core between two massive anodized aluminum plates A band of anodized aluminum is wrapped around the plinth’s core, giving the Performance DC AiR 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 with weighted rim, supported by Clearaudio’s patented CMB.
The Performance DC AiR’s 33, 45, and 78 rpm speeds are selected with blue illuminated buttons, ergonomically integrated into the front left of the chassis. Fine speed adjustment is possible via user-accessible trim pots. The Performance DC comes fitted with Tracer tonearm with the optional Satisfy Carbon Fiber tonearm or TT-5 linear tracking tonearm.
Available in 4 visually striking combinations with silver or black finish anodized aluminum plates and silver or black banding.
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.
Tracer Tonearm 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.
Resonance optimized chassis with internal damping, belt-driven with user-adjustable speed control, dynamically balanced 40mm / 1.5-inch POM platter