Brand: Clearaudio


Clearaudio Concept Active Wood Dark Turntable, Concept MC Cartridge, & Satisfy Kardan Carbon Fiber Tonearm Combo

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Clearaudio's All-In-One System, Ready to Play

The concept active package is available with either Clearaudio's innovative, frictionless, magnetic bearing concept tonearm or their Satisfy Kardan Aluminium tonearm. Choose too, from Clearaudio's specially developed moving magnet (MM) or moving coil (MC) concept cartridges.

All critical parameters from cartridge tracking weight to anti-skating are preadjusted in Clearaudio's factory. With the concept active's integrated Clearaudio phonostage, move between headphone listening and listening over amp through your speakers.

The excellent integrated headphone amplifier is suitable for all premium, dynamic headphones.

Technical Specifications

Construction Details Resonance-optimised body, highly compressed wood chassis, core of natural medium-density wood fibre within a wood surround and upper layer incorporating a high tech synthetic compound
Speed ranges 33 ⅓, 45 and 78 rpm
Drive unit Decoupled and resonance damped DC motor, flat belt-drive and plug-in power supply unit designed for worldwide use with all networks and power frequencies
Bearing Polished and tempered steel shaft in a sintered bronze bushing, runs on a mirror of Teflon
Platter Synthetic material, CNC-precision milled surface, 30mm thickness / 1.18 inch. Aluminium subplatter.
Speed accuracy (measured) ± 0.05 %
Power consumption Max. consumption: 5.5 Watt
Off mode: 0.0 Watt
Of the integrated phonopreamp by 1kHz +52 dB (MM mode)
+72 dB (MC mode)
Amplification of the integrated phonopreamp by 1kHz < 0,02 % (MM mode)
< 0,03 % (MC mode)
THD of the integrated phonopreamp -74 dB (MM mode)
-64 dB (MC mode)
S/N of the integrated phonopreamp ± 0,5 dB
RIAA accuracy of the integrated phonopreamp 47 kOhm
Max. output voltage of the integrated phonopreamp < 10V
Total weight Approx. 8.0 kg (incl. tonearm and cartridge)
Dimensions (W/D/H in mm) Approx. 420 x 350 x 125 (with tonearm)
Warranty 2 years*
* Provided the warranty card is fully completed and returned to Clearaudio within 2 weeks of purchase.

Satisfy Kardan Tonearm

Designed for use with a wide range of turntables and cartridges, the award-winning Satisfy Kardan incorporates a range of features normally associated with some of the very best tonearms.

A precise, magnetic antiskating adjustment with a gentle sensitiveness, without mechanic disturbance - for pure music.

Become a witness of revolutionary direct wiring, where the signal travels uninterrupted from the cartridge to the Phono-preamplifier.

Only a few amongst the best offer this feature - it's one of a kind.

Technical Specifications

Construction Details Unique dual oint desn, magnetic antiskating control
Cartridge balance range 2.5 gram - 17 gram
Zero points Inner: 66.0 mm
Outer: 120.9 mm
Audio lead Clearaudio Direkt Wire Plus (1.1 m)
terminated with MPC Cinch
Overhang 17.31 mm
Overall length 302 mm
Effective length 239.31 mm
Distance from pivot 222 mm
Tilt angle 25.54 °
Maximum Tilt angle according to the radius 0.123 °/cm
Anti-skating factor at a radius of 62.9 mm and 126.9 mm 0.43
Total weight Satisfy Kardan Carbon: 345 gram
Warranty 2 years*
* Provided the warranty card is fully completed and returned to Clearaudio within 2 weeks of purchase.

Concept Moving Coil Cartridge

The concept mc combines high-quality moving coil technology with a minimalist design.

Here, audiophile explorers discover what the optimisation of magnetic circuits can deliver: this cartridge releases crystal clear sounds and represents nothing less than a revolution in its class.

Equipped with a boron cantilever, the concept mc has channel matching to within half a decibel, 11 ohms internal impedance and is fitted with a Micro Line stylus - features normally unheard of in this price range. All of which adds up to make this high quality cartridge a bargain for the cost-conscious high-end fan.

Technical Specifications

Total mass 8.0g
Frequency response 20Hz - 40kHz
Output voltage (at 5cm/sec) 0.4mV
Channel separation > 30dB
Channel balance < 0.5dB
Tracking ability 80μm
Recommended tracking force 2.0g (± 0.2g)
Cartridge impedance 11Ω
Cantilever / stylus shape Boron / Micro Line
Compliance 9μ/mN
Coil assembly --
Coil material OFC - copper
Cartridge body Aluminium-Magnesium alloy with ceramic surface layer
Manufacturer's warranty* 2 years*
* Provided the warranty card is fully completed and returned to Clearaudio within 2 weeks of purchase.