“Heard at one of the three SSI rooms… this serene-looking record player by Clearaudio, comprising the company’s Concept Wood Edition turntable, Satisfy Carbon tonearm, and Performer V2 moving-magnet phono cartridge…sounded open and engaging…” – Art Dudley, Stereophile, March 2014



The Concept Wood turntable furthers the sonic excellence of the award-winning Concept turntable. The Concept Wood uses a baltic birch, constrained layer plinth that is both visually attractive and sonically rich and smooth. The aluminum machined sub-platter  and rear-mounted fine speed adjustments are an upgrade from the original Concept design. The Concept Wood is equipped with the Satisfy Black tonearm, which features a 3-point mechanical bearing, magnetic anti-skate, and hard-wired tonearm cable. You can upgrade to the Satisfy Carbon Fiber  tonearm for enhanced musicality and imaging. A high-quality Clearaudio moving magnet (Concept MM) or moving coil (Concept MC) cartridge can be pre-mounted to complete this setup. The Concept is belt-driven by a low-noise, decoupled DC motor built into the baltic birch plinth. The platter is made of 30mm-thick polymer (POM), an engineering thermoplastic with a weighted rim for increased fly-wheel effect, providing greater speed stability. The Concept Wood plays at three speeds – 33rpm, 45rpm, and 78rpm – selectable by an Electronic Speed Control knob.

  • Made in Germany
  • Constrained-layer Baltic Birch plinth
  • 2-piece 30mm-thick POM platter
  • Polished tempered steel bearing shaft within sintered bronze bushings
  • Mirror polished teflon thrust pad
  • Belt-driven by a decoupled DC motor
  • 33, 45 and 78 rpm at a turn of a dial
  • Optional factory mounted and aligned MM or MC phono cartridge

Clearaudio Concept Wood Package Specials: 

  • Clearaudio Concept Wood turntable with Satisfy Black tonearm and factory-installed Concept v2 MM phono cartridge: $2,700 
  • Clearaudio Concept Wood turntable with Satisfy Black tonearm and factory-installed Concept MC phono cartridge: $3,300 
  • Special limited-time package of Concept Wood turntable with Satisfy Black tonearm and factory pre-mounted Maestro V2 mm cartridge for only $3,300. 

Compare the Concept Wood turntable with other Clearaudio turntables

Recommended accessories:


Clearaudio Concept Clamp


Clearaudio Concept Dustcover


Clearaudio Concept v2 MM


Clearaudio Concept MC

Additional information

Speed ranges

33 1/3, 45, and 78 RPM, Electronic Speed Change


Decoupled DC motor with low-noise bearings


Polished and tempered steel shaft in a sintered bronze bushing, runs on a mirror of Teflon


CNC-machined POM (polyoxymethylene), 30 mm thickness

Speed accuracy

+- 0.04 %


16.5 lbs


16.54″ x 13.78″ x 5.51″


2 years