Clear Audio - Innovation turntable panzerholz wood - less tonearm
The Clearaudio Innovation Wood Turntable's high-density, dynamically balanced 2.75” POM (Polyoxymethylene) platter is mated to a half inch thick, CNC-machined stainless steel sub-platter and Clearaudio’s patented CMB (ceramic magnetic bearing) technology, where the platter magnetically levitates on an inverted bearing attached to a low-friction ceramic shaft. A high-torque DC motor exclusive to Clearaudio is equipped with an OSC (optical speed control) circuit controlled in real time via an infrared sensor.
The end result is a highly musical, detailed presentation with very accurate pitch and exceptional rhythm and pace. The Clearaudio Innovation Wood Turntable is also dual tonearm capable and plays 33 1/3 rpm, 45 rpm and 78 rpm speeds.
"The Clearaudio Innovation Wood is a brilliant achievement and sets new price/performance standards in several areas. Its pitch stability is stunning, its soundstaging approaches reference quality. I applaud Clearaudio for migrating so much innovative technology down to more affordable products like the Innovation Wood."
....... Jim Hannon, The Absolute Sound,
The "Innovation" comes with a new developed optical speed control (OSC). The "OSC" consists of an infrared sensor, high precision reflection scale and corresponding speed circuit.
This outstanding development has already achieved the highest ratings by the German Hifi-magazines - Audio and Stereoplay. By their independent laboratory the clearaudio "Innovation" turntable was measured with the lowest speed variation ever.
An infrared sensor combined with Clearaudio's optical speed control (OSC) ensures an outstanding level of speed stability – a prerequisite for optimal listening. A high-torque decoupled DC motor effortlessly rotates the precision-machined 70mm-thick platter made of high-density acrylic.
The platter rotates in a virtually friction free environment atop the 15mm-thick stainless steel sub platter, thanks to Clearaudio's patented ceramic magnetic bearing (CMB).
A convenient choice of three rotational speeds is also at your fingertips, and it is possible to install a second tonearm.
Resonance optimised chassis's shape, belt driven with self adjusting speed control
Precision CNC machined surface, solid stainless steel sub-platter, dynamically balanced
70 mm / 2,75 inch main platter, made out of POM material with high density and excellent dimension stability, dynamically balanced
Speed change: Comfortable speed change (33 1/3 rpm, 45 rpm, 78 rpm)
Motor drive: High torque DC-motor, exclusively made for clearaudio
Electronic optical speed control ("OSC") in real time through infrared sensor
Main bearing: clearaudio patented CMB - bearing technology
Precision CNC machined surface, solid stainless steel sub-platter, dynamically balanced 70 mm / 2,75 inch main platter, made out of POM material with high density and excellent dimension stability, dynamically balanced
70 mm / 2,75 inch main platter, made out of POM material with high density and excellent dimension stability, dynamically balanced15 mm precision CNC machined surface, solid stainless steel sub-platter, dynamically balanced
Speed accuracy (measured): less than ± 0.05 %
More special features:
All turntable feet are fine adjustable
Optical speed control (OSC)
Optional thinner centre spindle available to compensate LP`S eccentricity
Playback with two tonearms possible
Weight: approx: 23 kg (without tonearm and power supply)
Dimensions (W/D/H in mm): 479 x 485 x 225