Concept Active


The concept active package (also available in a ‘wood’ version) is available with either our innovative, frictionless, magnetic bearing concept tonearm or our Satisfy Kardan Aluminium tonearm. Choose too, from our specially developed moving magnet (MM) or moving coil (MC) concept cartridges.

All critical parameters from cartridge tracking weight to anti-skating are preadjusted in our factory. With the concept active’s integrated Clearaudio phonostage, move between headphone listening and listening over amp through your speakers.

The excellent integrated headphone amplifier is suitable for all premium, dynamic headphones.

 

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Overview

Clearaudio’s vision for the Concept: design an elegantly styled turntable package featuring a level of groundbreaking technology usually only found in high-end turntables, combining plug-and-play simplicity with outstanding sound quality and affordability. The Concept achieves these highest of requirements, realising the Clearaudio vision.
Beneath the refined, contemporary exterior lies a level of technical sophistication unique to Clearaudio. The Concept’s chassis comprises a core of natural medium-density wood fibre within an aluminium surround and upper layer incorporating a high tech synthetic compound. This composite of materials eliminates the detrimental effects caused by unwanted vibrations.
The DC motor is fed by an external voltage-stabilised power supply and is completely decoupled from the chassis, isolating the record from any mechanical interference. The Concept tonearm features a magnetic bearing that is friction-free for extremely low distortion and superb performance. The package is completed with the high-quality Clearaudio MM Concept cartridge. With the Concept turntable package, Clearaudio offers you an extremely innovative design that is very afforda


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Technical specifications

Construction Details
Resonance-optimised body, highly compressed wood chassis, core of natural medium-density wood fibre within an aluminium surround and upper layer incorporating a high tech synthetic compound

Speed ranges
33 ⅓, 45 and 78 rpm

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
Polished and tempered steel shaft in a sintered bronze bushing, runs on a mirror of Teflon

Platter
Synthetic material, CNC-precision milled surface, 30mm thickness / 1.18 inch. Aluminium subplatter.

Speed accuracy (measured)
± 0.05 %

Power consumption
Max. consumption: 5.5 Watt
Off mode: 0.0 Watt

Of the integrated phonopreamp by 1kHz
+52 dB (MM mode)
+72 dB (MC mode)

Amplification of the integrated phonopreamp by 1kHz
< 0,02 % (MM mode)
< 0,03 % (MC mode)

THD of the integrated phonopreamp
-74 dB (MM mode)
-64 dB (MC mode)

S/N of the integrated phonopreamp
± 0,5 dB

RIAA accuracy of the integrated phonopreamp
47 kOhm

Max. output voltage of the integrated phonopreamp
< 10V

Total weight
Approx. 7.6kg (incl. tonearm and cartridge)

Dimensions (W/D/H in mm)
Approx. 420 x 350 x 125 (with tonearm)