What sets the Master Innovation Wood apart from its competition is its state-of-the-art, no-contact drive system, derived from Clearaudio’s no-compromise flagship Statement turntable.


The lowest platter (the lower of two drive platters) is belt-driven by a low-noise, high-torque DC motor controlled by Clearaudio’s Optical Speed Control (OSC) technology, which is a microscopic reflective strobe and infrared sensor that ensures incredible speed accuracy.

The dynamically balanced main platter, a precision-machined sandwich of 70mm of high density polymer and 15mm of stainless steel, is connected to the upper drive platter by Clearaudio’s patented Ceramic Magnetic Bearing (CMB), so that the main platter and upper drive platter assembly floats on a magnetic field just above the lower drive platter with no point of load to wear or to generate friction and noise.

The two drive platters contain a magnetic clutch so that the upper drive platter and the main platter are driven with no physical connection to the drive source.

In addition to providing silent and frictionless drive, this system gives the Master Innovation Wood twice the flywheel mass of the renowned Clearaudio Innovation Wood turntable.

The combination of the no-contact magnetic drive, frictionless Ceramic Magnetic Bearing, and Optical Speed Control guarantee incredible pitch stability and freedom from noise, ultimately leading to unbelievably realistic musical reproduction.

The chassis features four layers of a complex sandwich of resonance-damping materials: aluminum and Panzerholz (bulletproof wood).

The Master Innovation can accommodate up to three tonearms, allowing for complete flexibility of tonearm and phono cartridge.

In keeping with Clearaudio’s commitment to long-term customer satisfaction, Innovation Wood owners are able to upgrade to the Master Innovation Wood.

  • Magnetic drive system from the Clearaudio Statement turntable with additional 15mm stainless steel sub-platter
  • 70mm thick POM main platter and 15mm stainless steel sub-platter
  • Upper platter uses 85mm Ceramic Magnetic Bearing (CMB)
  • Decoupled 3 speed DC motor with Optical Speed Control (OSC)
  • Pushbutton electronic speed selection
  • 4 Tri-star plinths featuring solid Panzerholz and aluminum sandwich construction
  • 3 tonearm capability
  • Field upgrade path from Innovation Wood
  • Optional piano black lacquer finish over Panzerholz, clear lacquer over Panzerholz standard
  • Drive platters available in black POM or clear acrylic

Additional information

Construction details

Resonance-optimized chassis shape, belt-driven magnetic platter drive system with self-adjusting speed control, precision CNC-machined surface, solid stainless steel sub-platters, dynamically balanced

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


Solid CNC-machined stainless steel, 15 mm thickness

Drive platters

CNC-machined POM (polyoxymethylene), imbedded rare earth magnets, 30 and 40 mm

Speed accuracy

less than +- 0.05 %


106 lbs without tonearm and power supply


18.5" x 19" x 18"

Other special features

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


5 years

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