The Innovation Compact delivers the key technical features of the classic Innovation turntable, but in a more compact construction and at a lower price.
The Innovation Compact is just under half the weight of the Innovation, due to a simpler chassis construction. While the Innovation features two layers of a complex 'sandwich' of resonance damping materials, the Compact employs a single sandwich and excludes the Innovation's 15mm-thick stainless steel subplatter.
Other key features include:
Like the Innovation, the Compact is available in black or wood. In the black version the panzerholz wood is finished with a piano black lacquer.
|Construction principle:||Resonance optimised chassis’s shape, belt driven with optical, full automatic speed control|
|Speed possibilities:||33 1/3 rpm, 45 rpm, 78 rpm|
|Drive unit:||Decoupled DC motor in a massive metal-housing.
This Innovation Compact can be connected to 230 V or 110 V AC (50 Hz and 60 Hz).
|Bearing:||Inverted and polished ceramic bearing shaft, polished sinter bronze insert, including patented CMB bearing technology|
|Platter:||Delrin or acrylic GS-PMMA platter (Wood version), precision CNC machined surface|
|Speed variation less than:||± 0.08 %|
|Deviance of the set value:||± 0.01 %|
|Weight:||approx. 12 kg (without tonearm and power supply)|
|Dimensions (W/D/H in inches):||18.86 x 19.09 x 5.55|
|Dimensions (W/D/H in mm):||approx. 479 x 485 x 141|
|Max. consumption:||9.3 Watt|
|Consumption in operation:||2.5 Watt|
|Standby mode:||2.5 Watt|
|Off mode:||0 Watt|
|Manufacturer's guarantee*:||5 years|
*Only if the Manufacturer's guarantee card is filled out correctly and sent back within 2 weeks to Clearaudio
"The Clearaudio Innovation Compact is a highly capable high end turntable with some very fine qualities; it's stable, delicate and musical, with a lovely midband. Marry the matching Magnify tonearm to it and this becomes truly magical [...] I'd recommend you listen and see if it's for you."