Clearaudio Concept MM Turntable |Regulated Linear Power Supply
Complete plug and play audiophile turntable, set up in the Clearaudio factory, un-pack and plug in, enjoy! Supplied with an MCRU Regulated Linear Power Supply.
Special edition Concept supplied with an MCRU regulated linear power supply to replace the stock PSU and elevate the Concept to a far higher sonic level.
The Concept is available with MM cartride fitted, it is totally plug and play as in the design has been all set up at the clearaudio factory including the cartridge.
Introducing an innovative concept: high-end standards with entry level convenience and price.
Setting up a turntable can be a daunting prospect and many audiophiles worry they’ll get it wrong and limit the performance of their system. The solution? The innovative Clearaudio Concept is a ready-configured turntable which offers superior performance and sound quality, while also being simple, affordable and as easy to set up as a CD player!
Behind the Concept’s simple construction is strong attention to detail. Its features include:
- A resonance-optimised chassis, with a polymer top coat and aluminium edge trim.
- A flat-belt driven decoupled DC motor with low noise bush bearings.
- An innovative pivoted tonearm with friction-free magnetic bearing; the arm functions like a unipivot but with superior stability and handling.
- The tonearm is fitted with a choice of either the Clearaudio Concept MM or Concept MCcartridge.
- All three playing speeds are provided for: 33 1/3, 45 and 78rpm
- Works beautifully straight out of the box: all necessary adjustmentsare already completed at the Clearaudio factory, including tracking weight and anti-skating force.
- Strong design with simple, clean lines and excellent quality finish.
The Concept: a winning combination of ease of use, excellent build quality and top-notch sound across the full range of musical genres – at a very affordable price.
|Construction details:||– Resonance-optimised chassis
– Friction free tonearm with magnetic bearing technology
|Speed ranges:||33 1/3, 45 and 78 rpm|
|Drive unit (motor):||Decoupled DC motor with low noise bearings|
|Bearing:||Polished and tempered steel shaft in a sintered bronze bushing, runs on a mirror of Teflon|
|Platter:||Black coloured POM, 30 mm thickness|
|Speed variation:||± 0,04 %|
|Weight:||Approx. 7,5 kg incl. motor, tonearm and cartridge|
|Dimensions (W/D/H in inches):||Approx. 16,54 x 13,78 x 5,51|
|Dimensions (W/D/H in mm):||Approx. 420 x 350 x 140|
|Manufacturer’s guarantee*:||2 years|
*Only if the Manufacturer’s guarantee card is filled out correctly and sent back within 2 weeks to Clearaudio
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The Concept is shipped with a swicth mode power supply as standard, MCRU will include 1 of their own award winning regulated linear power supplies with the Concept. This power supply has been proven to imrpove sound quality according to our own listening tests and existing customer feedbacks some of which are below….
It has been a revelation how good the turntable is since I have been using the MCRU PSU. I had been looking around for some time for a new power supply but could not justify some of the crazy prices being asked by some manufactures, when I came across this power supply I did not hesitate and ordered immediately. I can highly recommend this power supply as anyone with a Concept turntable is missing out on the audio performance the Concept is really capable of, this is probably the best value upgrade I have done to any part of my system. Mr Guinan – Oct 2014
I shall get to the point immediately. The MCRU Clearaudio Concept PSU is an absolute must buy. Owners of the turntable should not hesitate, the PSU is an outright bargain.
Now for some supporting arguments. Firstly, apart from my Clearaudio Concept MC turntable, I own a VPI Superscoutmaster Rim Drive with a Continuum Audio Cobra arm and a Well Tempered Amadeus, incidentally with an after market PSU. Not surprisingly, the Clearaudio cannot do the things that the 2 other tables can accomplish. Nevertheless, it is something of a giant killer and it has been justly lauded.
I had always thought that the Clearaudio could do more and I had a nagging suspicion that the standard wall wart style PSU was a significant impediment to what it might be able to achieve.
The audio press is full of rave reviews and endless numbers of superlatives wear thin. So when something comes along that is actually fantastic, our verbal armaments are somewhat depleted.
I did expect the Mains Cable R US PSU to result in sonic improvements but to be honest a modest increment would have satisfied me. After all, the unit is not expensive. However, I was a little startled at how good the thing was. The sound became mellifluous and detailed, lovely analogue, no more mechanical edge. The sound stage expanded in all directions, imaging became more holographic, there was far greater transparency, there was much more musical authority and coherence. Much greater harmonic complexity emerged. The layering of musical lines was far better resolved. I listened to large scale orchestral works, chamber music and jazz.
The Clearaudio Concept Turntable is transformed by this PSU. It is a combination that is embarrassingly good. Something to recommend to friends.
Dr John Daniels MBBS(Syd) FACRRM | JUNE 2014
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