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Clearaudio Innovation Compact Wood w/ Magnify Arm
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The Innovation Compact Wood is based on the technology of the Innovation Wood (a TAS Golden Ear winner), but uses a single plinth without the stainless steel sub-platter! RETAIL: $10,000.


Its resonance-optimized chassis shape is based on proven Clearaudio three-point design—a combination of Panzerholz (bulletproof wood), aluminum skins, and aluminum pods. It uses Clearaudio’s patented CMB (ceramic magnetic bearing) technology, where the platter magnetically levitates on an inverted bearing attached to a low-friction ceramic shaft. The high-torque DC motor is exclusive to Clearaudio and is equipped with electronic optical speed control (33 1/3 rpm, 45 rpm, 78 rpm)) controlled in real time via an infrared sensor. The high-density, dynamically balanced 2.75” POM platter provides excellent dimensional stability. Dual tonearm capable, as well.

Innovation Compact Specifications

Construction details:

Resonance optimized chassis shape, belt driven with self adjusting speed control, dynamically balanced 70 mm / 2,75 inch POM platter

Speed change:

Convenient electronic control (33 1/3 rpm, 45 rpm, 78 rpm)

Motor drive:

High torque DC-motor, exclusively made for Clearaudio
Electronic optical speed control (OSC) in real time via infrared sensor

Main bearing:

Clearaudio patented CMB – bearing technology

Platter material:

Precision CNC machined, POM platter material with high density and excellent dimension stability, dynamically balanced

Platter height:

70 mm / 2,75 inch main platter,

More special features:

All turntable feet are fine adjustable

Optical speed control (OSC)

Playback with two tonearms possible

Speed accuracy (measured):

less than ±0,05 %


approx: 12 kg / 26 lbs.(without tonearm and power supply)

Dimensions (W/D/H in inches):

18,86 x 19,09 x 5.55

Dimensions (W/D/H in mm):

479 x 485 x 141

Manufacturers guarantee*:

5 Years