Are you looking for top-drawer high-end performance combined with ease of set-up and use? The Performance DC is the most advanced of Clearaudio's packages combining turntable, tonearm and cartridge. The simple and refined design of the Performance DC with its clean lines and elegant finish matches its excellent audio performance. Combined here with Clearaudio's Clarify carbon tonearm and Virtuoso V2 MM cartridge, the Performance DC offers a complete solution to the audiophile, delivering a turntable package in a whole new class.
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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."
" What’s so great is that it steps out of the world of compromise inhabited by radial tracking tonearms and into an exotic new place where things are done in a more civilised way "
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.
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 Clearaudio's MM V2 cartridges deliver the following enhancements over earlier models:
The Virtuoso V2 features aluminium cantilevers and double polished elliptical styli as well as matched magnet and coil assemblies.
|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.
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