SERIES: Clearaudio Innovation Compact
TYPE: Turntable

Ticket to the top of the world
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.

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Construction details:
Resonance–optimised chassis shape, made of laminated wood and aluminium with precision CNC machined surface.
– Optical Speed Control (OSC)
– Playback with two tonearms possible

Speed change:
Comfortable speed change, 33 1/3 rpm, 45 rpm, 78 rpm

Drive unit:
– High torque DC motor with belt drive
– Electronic Optical Speed Control (OSC)

Clearaudio CMB ceramic magnetic bearing in main platter / upper drive platter assembly Inverted bearing in lower drive 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 %

Power consumption:
Max. consumption: 9.3 Watt
Consumption in operation: 2.5 Watt
Standby mode: 2.5 Watt

Total weight:
approx. 12 kg (without tonearm and power supply)

Dimensions (W/D/H):
approx. 18.11 x 19.09 x 6.18 inch (with tonearmbase, without tonearm)
approx. 460 x 485 x 157 mm (with tonearmbase, without tonearm)