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Clearaudio Performance DC Black Turntable w/ Clarify Tonearm & Virtuoso V2 Cartridge


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Brand-new, unused, unopened and undamaged item in original retail packaging (where applicable).


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"Overall the Performance DC is highly recommended as good value for money, it’s a highly creditable performer which should do well at its price point, and which seems to have few, if any vices."

The Performance DC shares sophisticated technology with Clearaudio's award-winning Ovation and Concept turntables, placing it in the middle of this series of three turntables featuring outstanding sound, unmatched value and ease of use.

The Performance DC's main composite chassis consists of a specific density wood core sandwiched between two massive anodized aluminium plates. A band of polished silver aluminium is wrapped around the plinth's core, giving the Performance DC an elegant and modern look. The powerful and smooth-running DC motor is mounted to the composite main chassis and is effectively decoupled for enhanced dynamic range. The motor and belt are hidden from view, protected from dust and UV. They drive a precision machined aluminium sub-platter coupled to a 40mm thick POM platter, supported by Clearaudio's patented CMB (Ceramic Magnetic Bearing).

The Performance DC's 33, 45, and 78 rpm speeds are selected by blue illuminated buttons, ergonomically integrated into the front left of the chassis. Precision adjustability is possible for each speed via user-accessible trim pots. The Performance DC comes standard fitted with Clearaudio's magnetic bearing Verify Carbon Fiber tonearm and its interchangeable armboard design can accommodate a variety of 9 inch tonearms including Clearaudio's Clarify, Magnify and Universal tonearms.

The Clarify tonearm combines selected technological features with a timeless design to deliver high-end performance at an unbeatable price. Like all Clearaudio tonearms, it is designed for use with a wide range of turntables and cartridges.

Key features include:

  • A carbon fibre weave arm tube constructed for exceptional rigidity.
  • A two-piece aluminium headshell with adjustable azimuth which allows the accurate alignment of any cartridge type.
  • A magnetic bearing which effectively suspends the arm tube in a magnetic field to eliminate bearing chatter, and which functions much like a unipivot design but with superior stability.
  • A micrometer style counterweight adjustment and anti-skating control situated on the base of the arm pillar, allowing easy and accurate alignment of the phono cartridge.
  • An unbroken run of Clearaudio's own Direct Wire cable which provides a continuous link without solder connections from the cartridge to phono plugs.

The Clarify is supplied as standard with a Linn-type mount or can be used with the Clearaudio VTA-Lifter, which allows fine adjustment of VTA even during play.

With the Virtuoso V2 MM cartridge, Clearaudio set new standards in the technical parameters of impedance, inductance, load capacitance and sensitivity. Ongoing research and development have enabled us to attain near perfect balance of the stereo channels, reduce distortion to vanishing levels and increase output level with a flat frequency response to provide a vivid and enthralling musical performance.

All of our MM V2 cartridges deliver the following enhancements over earlier models:

  • A resonance-optimized ebony housing for less colouration and more natural sound
  • More powerful magnets producing greater dynamic range
  • Higher output voltage for lower noise levels.

The Virtuoso V2 features aluminium cantilevers and double polished elliptical styli as well as matched magnet and coil assemblies.

  • Tick Aluminum sandwich plinth
  • Tick Two piece height adjustable (for leveling) aluminum feet with anti-resonance damping tips
  • Tick 40mm thick Delrin platter with weighted rim
  • Tick Machined aluminum sub-platter
  • Tick Inverted Ceramic Magnetic Bearing (CMB)
  • Tick Decoupled 3 speed DC motor; user fine- adjustable 33, 45, 78 rpm
  • Tick Verify Carbon Fiber tonearm features a magnetic bearing, carbon fiber armwand, and 1 meter DirectWire cable
  • Tick Weighs approx 10 kg with Verify tonearm
  • Tick Dimensions: 420 x 350 x 115

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.

Construction Details Resonance-optimised turntable, highly compressed wood chassis in sandwich construction embedded between two aluminium plates.
Speed Ranges 33.3, 45 and 78 rpm
Drive Unit Decoupled and resonance damped DC motor, drive belt and plug-in power supply unit designed for worldwide use with all networks and power frequencies.
Rumble DIN IEC 98 by method A / 92 dB
Bearing Cut and polished ceramic shaft in a sintered bronze bushing, Clearaudio ceramic magnetic bearing (CMB)
Platter CNC precision-machined black coloured POM platter, 40 mm thickness
Speed Accuracy (Measured) ± 0.03 %
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. 11.5 kg incl. motor
Dimensions (W/D/H in inches) Approx. 16.54 x 12.99 x 5.71 (with tonearm)
Dimensions (W/D/H in mm) Approx. 420 x 330 x 145 (with tonearm)
Warranty 3 years (5 years*)
* Only if the Manufacturer's guarantee card is filled out correctly and sent back within 2 weeks to Clearaudio.

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.

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