Brand: Clearaudio


Clearaudio Performance DC AiR Turntable With Silver Tracer Tonearm (Black/Silver Finish)

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Universal 9" Silver/Black Available, Contact Us for Details: 1-800-782-3472 or 1-765-608-5340.

VTA Lift 2 Available, Contact Us for Details: 1-800-782-3472 or 1-765-608-5340.

Special Deal: When Packaged with Any Musical Surroundings Brand Cartridge, Receive 25% Off Retail on the Cartridge!

The Performance DC AiR shares sophisticated technology with Clearaudio's award-winning Ovation and Innovation series turntables, featuring their magnetic levitating bearing and composite construction for outstanding sound.

The most affordable turntable with Clearaudio's patented CMB (Ceramic Magnetic Bearing) combining a polished ceramic inverted bearing shaft, machined aluminum spindle top, and strong magnet rings, provides low friction and isolates vibrational energy from your cartridge's sensitive stylus.

The Performance DC AiR's main composite chassis sandwiches a medium density wood core between two massive anodized aluminum plates. A band of anodized aluminum is wrapped around the plinth's core, giving the Performance DC AiR 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 aluminum sub-platter coupled to a 40mm thick polyoxymethylene (POM) platter with weighted rim, supported by Clearaudio's patented CMB.

The Performance DC AiR's 33, 45, and 78 rpm speeds are selected with blue illuminated buttons, ergonomically integrated into the front left of the chassis. Fine speed adjustment is possible via user-accessible trim pots. The Performance DC comes fitted with Tracer tonearm with the optional Satisfy Carbon Fiber tonearm or TT-5 linear tracking tonearm.

Available in 4 visually striking combinations with silver or black finish anodized aluminum plates and silver or black banding.


  • Multi-layer plinth with aluminum top and bottom plates
  • Wood composite core with brushed aluminum wrap
  • Massive adjustable feet
  • 40mm POM (Delrin) platter
  • Aluminum sub-platter with inverted Ceramic Magnetic Bearing (CMB)
  • DC motor 33/45/78 speeds (fine-tuneable) with back lit push-button controls

Technical Specifications

Construction Resonance optimized chassis with internal damping, belt-driven with user-adjustable speed control, dynamically balanced 40mm / 1.5-inch POM platter
Bearing CMB (ceramic magnetic bearing)
Platter CNC-machined POM (polyoxymethylene), 40 mm thickness
Motor Decoupled DC motor with low-noise bearings
Speed ranges 33 1/3, 45, and 78 RPM, convenient electronic controls
Speed variation ± 0.5 %
Weight Approx. 22 lbs with tonearm
Dimensions (w/d/h in inches) Approx. 16.5" x 14" x 6"
Warranty 1 year, extended to 5 full years with the return of warranty form and receipt.