Master Reference

Visual beauty and state-of-the-art engineering combine to reveal the top echelon of music reproduction through an audiophile instrument of the highest art.

We named it the MASTER REFERENCE.

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Product specifications

We were the first manufacturer worldwide to eliminate the negative effects of asymmetric force from the motor drive system acting upon the platter. We call it side-force-free belt drive.
Within this outstanding design and you will find engineering worthy of a jeweller.

  • Resonance-eliminating-chassis construction and geometry
  • 3 separately housed motor drive units
  • 3 independent belts
  • Precision machined, massive tonearm mounting plates
  • Hand-polished inverted bearing with a diamond polished ceramic ball
  • Massive stainless steel decoupling bases

No frills, no compromises, our way undoubtedly achieves the undisturbed reproduction of the fine and sensitive information coming from vinyl. Always striving towards perfection and to improve upon our best we designed the ACCURATE POWER GENERATOR to eliminate noisy spikes and regenerate a perfectly stable and pure mains voltage.
No degradation from beginning to end guarantees never before heard detail, depth in imaging and neutrality. This is our message to you, and to the world, of our standard of music reproduction.

Don't just look, let your eyes dream.
Don't just listen, let the passion seduce you.

We are in love with music and that is why we designed the MASTER REFERENCE.

Total weight

Approx. 51.5 kg


19.7 inches
15.7 inches
9.4 inches

Speed ranges

33 ⅓ and 45 rpm


Available as standard AMG Transparent, AMG Wood and AMG Black version

Technical specifications
Model Master Reference AMG Transparent, Master Reference AMG Wood, Master Reference AMG Black
Construction Details Resonance optimised shape, belt drive.
Speed ranges 33 ⅓ and 45 rpm
Drive unit Three separately housed synchronous motors in massive stainless steel cases, precision controlled through Clearaudio APG mains regenerator
Bearing Polished and hardened steel, polished bearing housing, sintered bronze, inverted
Platter GS-PMMA / acrylic, Surface CNC-precision drilled. 3.2 inches / 80 mm
Speed accuracy (measured) ± 0.1 %
Signal to noise ratio 88 dB
Total weight Master Reference: Approx. 50 kg
Master Reference AMG Wood: Approx. 53 kg
Dimensions (w/d/h in inches) Approx. 19.7 x 15.7 x 9.4
Dimensions (w/d/h in mm) Approx. 500 x 400 x 240
Warranty 10 years*
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Reviews - previews - press comments

What the papers say

I'm running in a new turntable, and it sounds like Johnny Cash is back from the dead, singing six feet away from me

Clare N

Once you've picked your jaw up off the floor, try your vinyl on this amazing turntable - it'll never sound the same again


If you want to know just how good recorded music can sound (like your favourite singer [...] has stepped out of the studio and in to your home, basically), then you have to experience this Master at work.

Live Magazine

You're probably familiar with Clearaudio's Award-winning Emotion deck (opposite). Well, this is the Daddy! Fabricated using the same distinctive combination of acrylic and metal, the Master Reference has such a supreme range of abilities that it's safe to say it easily justifies the massive outlay. As long you can find space to put the thing...






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