CLEARAUDIO CONCEPT AIR WOOD TURNTABLE
“… 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 USA
“It is as clean, rhythmic, detailed and spacious as you’ll find for the money, not to mention engaging and entertaining.” – What Hi-Fi UK
The Concept AiR Wood turntable furthers the sonic excellence of the award-winning Concept turntable. The Concept AiR 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 AiR Wood is equipped with the Satisfy Black or Satisfy Carbon Fiber tonearm, both featuring a 3-point mechanical bearing, magnetic anti-skate, and hard-wired tonearm cable. The Concept AiR Wood 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 the Electronic Speed Control knob.
|Speed ranges||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″|