The Innovation Compact turntable with its very efficient design is nothing less than an audiophile revelation. Thanks to optical speed control (OSC), speed stability values are obtained that lift this turntable into the global highend class.
Perfectly matched materials meet patented Clearaudio technology. The 70mm-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 aluminium 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.
Approx. 12 kg (without tonearm and power supply)
33 ⅓, 45 and 78 rpm
Available in black and wood chassis
|Construction Details||Resonance–optimised chassis shape, made of laminated wood and aluminium with precision CNC machined surface.
|Speed ranges||Comfortable speed change
33 ⅓ rpm, 45 rpm, 78 rpm
|Bearing||Clearaudio CMB ceramic magnetic bearing in main platter / upper drive platter assembly. Inverted bearing in lower drive platter.|
|Platter||70 mm / 2.75 inch main platter, made out of synthetic material with high density and excellent dimension stability, dynamically balanced|
|Speed accuracy (measured)||< ± 0.08 %|
|Deviance of the set value||± 0.01 %|
|Power consumption||Max. consumption: 9.3 Watt
Consumption in operation: 2.5 Watt
Standby mode: 2.5 Watt
Off mode: 0.0 Watt
|Total weight||Approx. 12 kg (without tonearm and power supply)|
|Dimensions (w/d/h in inches)||Approx. 18.11 x 19.09 x 6.18 (with tonearmbase, without tonearm)|
|Dimensions (w/d/h in mm)||Approx. 460 x 485 x 157 (with tonearmbase, without tonearm)|
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.
Lyrical and lucid, yet stable and surefooted, this is a fine compact high end turntable.