Clearaudio Innovation Compact Wood turntable, black aluminum w/ European piano black lacquered Panzerholz woodClearaudio Innovation Compact Wood, silver aluminum w/ clear lacquered Panzerholz woodClearaudio Innovation Compact Wood turntable details

“The Clearaudio Innovation Compact [Wood] is a highly capable high-end turntable with some very fine qualities; it’s stable, delicate and musical, with a lovely midband. Marry the matching [Clearaudio] Magnify tonearm to it and this becomes truly magical… I’d recommend you listen and see if it’s for you.” – Hi-Fi World


The Innovation Compact Wood is based on the technology of the Clearaudio Innovation Wood turntable, but uses a single plinth as opposed to the stainless steel sub-platter found on the Innovation Wood. Its resonance-optimized chassis shape is based on the proven success of Clearaudio’s three-point design — a combination of Panzerholz, aluminum layers, and aluminum pods. The Innovation Compact Wood uses Clearaudio’s patented CMB (Ceramic Magnetic Bearing) technology, where the platter magnetically levitates on an inverted bearing attached to a low-friction ceramic shaft. The high-torque DC motor is equipped with electronic OSC (Optical Speed Control). The high-density, dynamically balanced 2.75″ polyoxymethylene (POM) platter provides excellent dimensional stability. The Innovation Compact Wood is dual tonearm capable.

Recommended accessories:


Clearaudio Statement Clamp


Clearaudio OuterLimit w/ Locator


Clearaudio Everest Wood Stand


Additional Information

Construction details

Resonance-optimized chassis shape, belt-driven with self-adjusting speed control, dynamically balanced 70 mm / 2.75″ POM platter

Speed ranges

33 1/3, 45, and 78 RPM, convenient electronic controls


High-torque DC motor


CMB (Ceramic Magnetic Bearing)


CNC-machined POM (polyoxymethylene), 70 mm thickness

Speed accuracy

less than +- 0.05 %


26 lbs without tonearm and power supply


18.86″ x 19.09″ x 5.55″

Other special features

OSC (optical speed control) in real time via infrared sensor, playback with two tonearms possible


5 years