High specialised staff, the highest quality materials, skilful workmanship, uncompromisingly accurate design and ingenious production technology – all taking place in Erlangen, centre of science and location of the world-famous Friedrich-Alexander University. Our city shapes and influences our aspirations and expertise. In close proximity to the Fraunhofer and Max Planck Institutes, our engineers and mechanics research future technology – for ever greater acoustic quality. Under the Clearaudio banner, highly trained perfectionists with innovative imaginations help to make audiophile visions come true.
To reach this aim, our technicians and engineers collaborate with a wide range of experts – including precision engineers, watchmakers, electronic engineers, physicists and industrial designers. The finest materials are then intelligently combined to produce impressive forms, parts and products that bear the unmistakable signature of Clearaudio. To preserve this signature for generations to come, we share our knowledge with ambitious young trainees. As a leading training company, we take social responsibility. With our headquarters in the Meilwald nature reserve we are even pioneering ecological sustainability.
To achieve this maximum in performance and durability, Clearaudio invests a large amount of time. Analogue music playback is a demanding and specialised area of craftsmanship which requires considerable patience in order to achieve maturity in development and production.
To maintain our commitment to quality, we produce most of our precision components in-house. This requires ongoing investment in production capabilities and provides independence from third party manufacturers – fundamental pillars of the Clearaudio philosophy, and the only way to ensure consistency, clear documentation, enduring quality and traceable results.
To reliably and precisely determine all measured data values, our engineers and technicians rely on leading technologies and methods.
When standard measurements are insufficient to meet our needs, our in-house engineers develop our own measuring devices, working closely with external researchers to meet the high demands of Clearaudio performance. This philosophy is the basis for stunning innovation and growing perfection. To ensure the highest level of quality, we must be able to monitor every step of the manufacturing process in real time. This is why we rely on in-house craftsmanship. Only a tiny proportion of our components are externally sourced – all exclusively from certified and specialised suppliers, usually found as locally as possible. All such component parts must fulfill strict Clearaudio requirements.
Take the best, make it better - Only then it is just good enough.
Each product line undergoes a number of test steps. During the development of materials, continuous performance tests ensure optimum results. Clearaudio products leave our factory only after a careful and protocolled module test. All of which means that product faults are extremely rare, but even so we retain all spare parts for up to 10 years after product launch – a unique service appreciated by our customers. In accordance with worldwide distribution requirements, Clearaudio’s products meet all international guidelines. We combine passion with responsibility. Although our products are globally unique and distinctive, they adapt perfectly to the individual requirements of audiophile music lovers all around the world.
Through this sophisticated strategy we fulfill our goal to support the preservation of analogue music reproduction, the importance of which has experienced renewed growth in recent years. Worldwide enthusiasm for audiophile listening is once again on the rise.
Clearaudio delights in this development and will continue to drive it forward actively as a high-end audio pioneer.
Perfect composition of precisely coordinated components results in excellent performance, audiophile authenticity, and leading edge quality. If everyone achieves their best and contributes to the overall picture, then new superlatives become possible. This is what connects and pushes us every day.
After more than 44 years, the Clearaudio brand continues its history, operated as a family business. Our management trio of siblings share their love of music, enthusiasm for the steadily growing vinyl community, and the passion for our high-end manufacture in Erlangen, located at the center of research and technology. Together with our fantastic team, we are responsible for what electrifies this community and makes them listen up: Music reproduction from vinyl records that, thanks to its realism, involves us like a live concert. All positions within our team are mastered through talent and experience – always committed to the company philosophy: „Take the best, make it better - Only then it is just good enough.”
For this reason, Clearaudio can consistently optimize the real-life musical experience to fulfil what our customers expect. And we feel obliged to meet those expectations.
We have respected this belief since we founded our manufacture in 1978, the year our first moving coil cartridge was developed and patented. From that point on, we have continuously improved our premium models, utilizing our in-house specialists to make an audiophile sound for everyone.
Our concept series is most extraordinary and best sounding for young vinyl fans and their budgets. The options for improvement remain, for example, by choosing a higher quality cartridge or specialized power supply.
Another creed we put into action: It doesn’t matter what style of music touches you. Clearaudio technical always signifies the pure enjoyment of a life performance and a solid investment for generations to come.
At Clearaudio we embrace analog audiophilia as a whole, with first-class turntables, tonearms and phono cartridges. We pay particular attention to the choice of materials, from polished diamonds on boron needle carriers to micro-wire gold coils, ceramics, and armoured “panzerholz” wood. In addition, our selection extends from excellent pre-amplifiers to a wide range of accessories, including record cleaning machines, plus plugs and cables, for extended listening pleasure.
Our Clearaudio music division, includes new releases, re-issues, and our own analogue recordings on vinyl, completing the portfolio of our family business. It is about loving music. The vinyl market, once believed dead, continuously increases in yearly growth. Our company Clearaudio inspires both music lovers and technology fans around the world in more than 80 countries. They are seeking live sound quality, raising the bar a little higher with every innovation.
Everything literally results in ”hearing sense” – music coming alive with breath-taking designs that prove that acoustic masterpieces go hand in hand with aesthetic craftsmanship.