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Clearaudio Performance DC - Black/Silver


Turntable with Clarify tonearm and Virtuoso MM cartridge

Article code: TP060/B



    

    

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The Performance DC package consists of
- Performance DC - Turntable
- Tonearm: Clarify carbon tonearm 
- Virtuoso V2 MM cartridge
- CMB (Ceramic-Magnetic-Bearing)

Clearaudio Performance SE Turntable
First we brought you the Performance, the most advanced of our packages combining turntable, tonearm and cartridge. Then we created the Performance SE (Second Edition) with its superior plinth construction. Now with the Performance DC, we combine a new built-in DC motor with a superior POM platter to deliver a turntable package in a whole new class.

Features of the Performance DC include:
- A built-in DC motor, which has already proved its performance and design advantages in several of our higher-end turntables such as the Innovation and Ovation. The result is not only a sleeker design, but also an improved smoothness and finer adjustment of speeds.
- Three speeds, including 78 rpm, in contrast to the Performance SE’s two, with electronic speed change at the touch of a button.
- A precision-machined 40mm-thick black POM platter delivering excellent acoustic properties.
- Integrated patented Clearaudio ceramic magnetic bearing (CMB). While most turntable bearings use a metal spindle spinning in a housing with a ball-bearing separating the two, Clearaudio’s bearing is aligned with a non-magnetic ceramic spindle and effectively floated on air by a magnetic field. This reduces friction, wear and noise by avoiding any point of load.
- The chassis features an aluminium/high-density fibreboard sandwich construction to produce a platform with greater stability.
- A timeless, elegant design featuring clean lines and sleek black finish.

The Performance DC is typically sold as a package, complete with Clearaudio’s Clarify carbon tonearm and Virtuoso V2 MM cartridge, offering a complete solution to the audiophile looking for excellent sound performance and elegant design, combined with ease of set-up and use.

Specifications
- Construction: Resonance-optimised turntable, highly compressed wood chassis in sandwich construction embedded between two aluminium plates. 
- Speed ranges: 33 1/3, 45 and 78 rpm 
- Drive unit (motor): 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, 40mm thickness 
- Speed variation: +/ - 0.03 % 
- Weight: Approx. 11.5 kg incl. motor 
- Dimensions: (w/d/h in inches): Approx. 16.54 x 12.99 x 5.11 
- Dimensions: (w/d/h in mm): Approx. 420 x 330 x 130


Virtuoso V2 MM cartridge
Again and again clearaudio set new standards in the phono cartridge parameters of impedance, inductance, load capacitance and sensitivity through tireless research and continuous measurement in our own laboratory. Clearaudio manufacturing precision is exhibited in the continuous measurement and analysis of the built-in magnets to produce perfect balance of the stereo channels. Minimal distortion values, flat frequency response and high output voltage provide a vivid and tactile musicality.

The new clearaudio ‘V2’ MM-cartridge-series benefit from the following improvements:
1) Resonance-optimized ebony housing
2) Use of more powerful magnets producing greater dynamic range
3) Higher output voltage

Specifications
- Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
- Output voltage (1kHz, 5cm/s): 4 mV
- Channel separation (1kHz): > 30 dB
- Channel balance (1kHz): < 0.4 dB
- Tracking ability: 80 μm
- Tracking force (recommended 1.8 -2.6 g): 2.4 g
- Coil impedance (1kHz): 0.68 kOhm
- Coil inductance: 0.4 H
- Load resistance: 47 kOhm
- Load capacitance: 100 pF
- Cantilever: Aluminium
- Weight: 8.4 g

CMB (Ceramic-Magnetic-Bearing)
The Clearaudio CMB (Ceramic Magnetic Bearing) is a result of long-term research and development and is based on a Clearaudio patent. Two aligned opposing magnetic fields are perfectly aligned one on top of the other, thereby rejecting each other. The magnetic fields are completely shielded from the outside through the careful application of very sophisticated materials. A high precision ceramic vertical axle fits perfectly into a bronze bearing. This perfect fit is essential and can only be achieved through the highest precision hand polishing. High-performance synthetic oil is used for lubrication. The combination of these carefully selected components produces the effect of the platter floating by itself on an air cushion, and not on a ball bearing or bearing point.The results of this magnetic bearing are one of the lowest frictions in turntable bearing design and until now, un-reached rumble measurements, and an unbeatable new standard in speed accuracy.

   




€ 3400.00







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