CLEARAUDIO CONCEPT AIR BLACK TURNTABLE
“Beautifully proportioned… Concept Black is a model for how a mid-priced, belt-drive turntable should look and perform.” - Editors’ Choice, The Absolute Sound USA
“Fitted with the Concept MC cartridge, Clearaudio's plug'n'play Concept turntable-tonearm-cartridge combo is exceptionally attractive, easy to set up and use, and seems better built than its price would suggest.” - Michael Fremer, Stereophile USA
The Clearaudio Concept AiR Black is the modern aesthetic version of the German company’s most affordable high-end turntable. The Concept AiR Black incorporates all of the advanced parts, such as aluminum sub-platter and rear-mounted speed calibration, found on the highly regarded two-tone black and silver Concept. The Concept AiR Black is belt-driven by a low-noise, decoupled DC motor and plays at three speeds selectable by the Electronic Speed Control knob. 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 AiR Black is available with the innovative Concept tonearm and Concept MM or MC cartridges installed and calibrated at Clearaudio’s factory in Bavaria. Upgrade to the Satisfy Black or Satisfy Carbon Fiber tonearms to optimize performance with the Maestro v2.1 or Charisma MM cartridges and top MC designs.
|Speed Range||33 1/3, 45, and 78 RPM, Electronic Speed Change|
|Motor||Decoupled DC motor with low-noise bearings|
|Bearing||Polished and tempered steel shaft in a sintered bronze bushing, runs on a mirror of Teflon|
|Platter||CNC-machined POM (polyoxymethylene), 30 mm thickness|
|Speed accuracy||± 0.5 %|
|Dimensions||16.54" x 13.78" x 5.51"|