CLEARAUDIO INNOVATION COMPACT WOOD TURNTABLE
“In terms of sound, it captivates with its distinct definition and liveliness.” – Matthias Böde, Stereo Germany
“Thus sophisticated sound images of high quality emerged…with structured differentiation on the broad stage as well as convincing definition down to the lowest registers.” – Matthias Böde, Stereo Germany
Sharing key design and construction features with our Innovation Wood model. the Innovation Compact Wood turntable is a high-mass design featuring our 70mm-thick, dynamically-balanced POM platter. The optimally designed tri-star chassis, a combination of Panzerholz with aluminum skins and pods, minimizes resonance in the audible range while delivering maximum stability via the added mass. The Innovation Compact Wood uses a taller version of Clearaudio’s patented CMB (Ceramic Magnetic Bearing), magnetically levitating the larger platter on an inverted bearing attached to a low-friction ceramic shaft.
Clearaudio’s custom high-torque 24v DC motor and Optical Speed Control (OSC) combine with the high mass platter and CMB for excellent speed stability. The Innovation Compact Wood features a second tonearm mount and is available in silver or black aluminum with Natural or Piano Black Lacquer panzerholz wood.
The Innovation Compact Wood delivers a sense of heightened dynamics and effortlessness, creating a very alive sound, by virtue of its unique technology and added mass. It can accommodate multiple 9” or 12” tonearms including both the Tracer and Universal radial designs.
|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|
|Motor||High-torque 24v DC motor|
|Bearing||CMB (Ceramic Magnetic Bearing)|
|Platter||CNC-machined POM (polyoxymethylene), 70 mm thickness|
|Speed accuracy||less than +- 0.05 %|
|Weight||26 lbs without tonearm and power supply|
|Dimensions||19" x 19" x 6"|
|Other special features||OSC (optical speed control) in real time via infrared sensor, playback with two tonearms possible|
|Innovation Compact Manual|