Innovation Basic

An innovative entry

The Innovation Basic provides the main technical characteristics of our Innovation, in a reduced "Basic" design that rivals it's larger siblings.

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Product specifications

Perfectly matched materials meet patented Clearaudio technology. The 38mm-thick platter of the Innovation Compact consists of dynamically balanced polyoxymethylene (POM) and is powered by a high-torque DC motor with precision bearings, developed exclusively for Clearaudio.

The optimally designed chassis keeps resonances out of the audible range and guarantees maximum stability in a housing made of a massive panzerholz (bulletproof wood) and aluminum sandwich. Timeless design with quality built to last for decades. The option to mount a second tonearm makes it possible to play a rich variety of music from across the decades.

Total weight

Approx. 8 kg (without tonearm and power supply)


18.11 inches
19.09 inches
4.92 inches

(with tonearm base, without tonearm)

Speed ranges

33 ⅓, 45 and 78 rpm


Natural wood or black lacquer and aluminum

Technical specifications
Construction details:
  • Resonance-optimised chassis shape
  • Made of bullet proof wood and aluminium with precision CNC machined surface
  • All turntable feet are finely adjustable
  • Playback with two tonearms possible
Speed options: 33 ⅓, 45, 78rpm
Drive unit:
  • High torque 24V DC motor exclusively made for Clearaudio; Optical Speed Control (OSC) in real time through infrared sensor
  • Decoupled DC motor in chassis; resonance damping device; belt-drive
Bearing: Clearaudio CMB ceramic magnetic bearing in main platter / upper drive platter assembly. Inverted bearing in lower drive platter.
Platter: 40mm / 1.57 inch main platter, made out of synthetic material with high-density and excellent dimension stability, precision CNC machined surface, solid stainless steel sub-platter, dynamically balanced
Speed accuracy (measured): < ± 0.08%
Power consumption: Max. consumption: 9.3 watts
Consumption in operation: 2.5 watts
Standby mode: 2.5 watts
Off mode: 0.0 watts
Total weight: Approx. 8kg (without tonearm and power supply)
Dimensions (W/D/H): Approx. 18.11 × 19.09 × 4.92 inches (with tonearm base, without tonearm)
Dimensions (W/D/H): Approx. 460 × 485 × 125mm (with tonearm base, without tonearm)
Manufacturer’s warranty: 5 years*
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