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Clearaudio's newest turntable is one of the most gorgeous designs ever built by the famed German analog perfectionists. The Ovation not only looks stunning, it sounds staggering. In addition, it’s simple to set up and play. When you get this table home and play your first LP, you’ll know why everyone is so excited. A 1.5-inch Delrin platter sits on a plinth made from a composite of aluminum and wood laminate that looks as great as it is effective at controlling vibration. A DC motor locks in perfect speed control, giving the Ovation an indescribable naturalness. It all just sounds “right.” The new carbon-fiber Clarify tonearm is based on a frictionless bearing, allowing the sound of your cartridge to completely define the ‘table’s sonic signature. No matter your musical tastes, the Ovation is the ideal platform for playing your LPs.
The new clearaudio "Ovation" turntable includes many existing clearaudio innovations and introduces new cutting-edge technology:
The Clearaudio Ovation turntable features the newly designed Clarify tonearm. The armwand is fabricated from carbon fiber, and the headshell is made of machined aluminum, making this arm lightweight and rigid. The Clarify tonearm features a magnetic bearing and low center of gravity counter-weight assembly adjusted by internal mechanism.
Like its bigger brother Innovation Turntable series, the Clearaudio Ovation turntable chassis consists of a complex sandwich of materials: aluminium - Panzerholz bullet-proof wood - aluminium. Within the precision-machined bullet-proof-wood layer, clearaudio have introduced an elaborate resonance damping measure: an internal 'mat' comprising approximately 100.000 tiny stainless steel shot damping tiles.
The Ovation's platter is made of 40mm-thick POM (Polyoxymethylene) with a weighted rim that creates a flywheel effect. The main POM platter sits atop a machined-aluminum sub-platter that connects via a belt to the mechanically isolated DC motor. The Inverted Ceramic Magnetic Bearing (CMB) magnetically levitates the platter for reduced friction, greater speed stability and additional isolation.
Another shared characteristic of the Innovation Series is a decoupled 3 speed DC motor that uses Optical Speed Control (OSC) to maximize pitch stability. The powerful and smooth-running DC motor is integrated within and is effectively decoupled by the main chassis. Clearaudio's OSC 'Optical Speed Control' technology continuously monitors a micro infrared strobe to ensure exact speed stability via a small optical sensor is embedded in the top of the plinth that reads a strobe ring located on the bottom of the belt-driven sub-platter. Electronic speed selection allows for easy-to-switch push-button 33 1/3, 45, and 78rpm Speeds. The Ovation also shares the same adjustable leveling and locking feet as the Innovation Turntable.
The motor is hidden beneath the platter and drives the precision machined aluminium sub-platter via a precision machined POM main platter are supported by clearaudio's patented CMB Ceramic Magnetic Bearing'.
The drive system is operated by four blue illuminated buttons, ergonomically integrated into the front left of the chassis.
Almost any commercially available 9 inch tonearm can be fitted by virtue of the easily interchangeable armboards.
The new "Ovation" device combines innovative clearaudio technologies with elegant design and exquisite production quality.
The Clearaudio Ovation is available in either silver or black with a wood base. Both finishes are also available with a premium Piano Black Lacquer.
•Panzerholz wood/aluminum sandwich plinth
•Plinth mass loaded and internally damped with over 1000 stainless steel shot damping tiles
•Adjustable leveling and locking feet from Innovation
•40mm thick Delrin platter with weighted rim
•Machined aluminum sub-platter
•Inverted Ceramic Magnetic Bearing (CMB)
•Decoupled 3 speed DC motor with Optical Speed Control (OSC)
Construction details: Resonance-optimised chassis, recommended tonearm with magnetic bearing technology
Speed ranges: 33 1/3, 45 and 78 RPM
Drive unit (motor): Decoupled DC motor in chassis, resonance damping device
Rumble: DIN IEC 98 by method A / 92 dB
Bearing: Polished ceramic shaft in a sintered bronze bushing, magnetic bearing (CMB)
Platter: Black coloured POM, 1,5 inch / 38 mm
Speed variation: ± 0,03 %
Weight: approx. 13.5 kg incl. motor
Dimensions (W/D/H in inches): 54 x 13.78 x 4.53
Dimensions (W/D/H in mm): 420 x 350 x 115
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