Performance DC

High-end for all

The Performance DC is a complete package designed to open up the high-end listening experience to those ambitious music lovers who are willing to handle with the basic features of tonearm and cartridge adjustment, and who simply seek the best in music reproduction. Excellent tracking properties and hyper-accurate speed synchronisation ensure the ultimate listening pleasure, whatever your choice Performance DC package.

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Features

Product specifications

The Performance DC is a complete package designed to open up the high-end listening experience to those ambitious music lovers who are willing to handle with the basic features of tonearm and cartridge adjustment, and who simply seek the best in music reproduction.

An enhanced version of the Performance DC with wood chassis offers even greater resonance control.
A newly developed DC motor with high precision bearings and flat belt-drive, in conjunction with a platter of 40mm thick POM which rests on a Clearaudio ceramic magnetic bearing (CMB), provide optimal conditions for the correct sampling of the record groove.

The elegant and simple appearance of the Performance DC with its clear lines matches its excellent audio performance. For lovers of our moving magnet (MM) cartridges we offer both versions of the Performance DC (with/without wood chassis) as a package with the Clarify tonearm and Virtuoso V2 cartridge. For those who prefer a moving coil (MC) cartridge, again both versions are offered as a package, featuring our Satisfy Kardan Aluminium tonearm and our outstanding Talismann V2 Gold cartridge. The third and ultimate option, again offered in both versions, is the peerless combination of our award-winning TT5 tangential tonearm and essence mc cartridge.

Excellent tracking properties and hyper-accurate speed synchronisation ensure the ultimate listening pleasure, whatever your choice Performance DC package. Combine your own Performance DC.

Total weight

Approx. 11.0 kg

Dimensions

Width
16.54 inches
Depth
12.99 inches
Height
4.92 inches

Speed ranges

33 ⅓, 45 and 78 rpm

Material/color

Performance DC Black with silver, black or wood chassis
Performance DC Silver with silver, black or wood chassis
Performance DC rose gold with Chassis in silver, black, wood or dark red wood

Technical specifications
Construction Details Resonance-optimised body, highly compressed wood chassis in sandwich construction embedded between two aluminium plates.
Speed change Comfortable speed change, 33 ⅓ rpm, 45 rpm, 78 rpm (optional)
Drive unit Decoupled and resonance damped DC motor, flat belt-drive and plug-in power supply unit designed for worldwide use with all networks and power frequencies.
Bearing Cut and polished ceramic shaft in a sintered bronze bushing, Clearaudio ceramic magnetic bearing (CMB)
Platter Synthetic material, surface CNC-precision milled, Surface CNC-precision milled, 1.1 inches / 40mm thickness
Speed accuracy (measured) 0.05 %
Power consumption Max. consumption: 3.3 Watt
Consumption in operation: 1.6 Watt
Standby mode: < 0.5 Watt
Off mode: 0.0 Watt
Total weight Approx. 11.0 kg
Dimensions (w/d/h in inches) Approx. 16.54 x 12.99 x 4.92 (without tonearm)
Dimensions (w/d/h in mm) Approx. 420 x 330 x 125 (without tonearm)
Warranty 5 years*
User manuals
reviews & awards
Awards & Nominations

Award winning technology

  • Urkunde Goldenes Ohr 2017 stereoplay
  • Sound+Image Award 2015 - TURNTABLE OF THE YEAR OVER $3000
  • Plus X - High Quality Design award
  • the ear - Best buy award
Reviews - previews - press comments

What the papers say

For years Clearaudio has been filling its treasure chests: with its own magnetic bearing, carbon tone-arm, pick-up, precision engineering know how ... In the Performance DC all of this has now been brought together. In thoroughly attractive form, but at a price that is much too low.

Andreas Günther
AudioPhile

If a product seems almost too upmarket to be true, you look twice as critically at the measurement results. But in the case of the Performance DC they are pretty well perfect [...] ultra-stable and way above the price class.

Andreas Günther
AudioPhile

[...] one of the quietest turntables I have ever had the opportunity to review or audition. [...] this little lot should cost a whole lot more.

Chris Beeching
the ear
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