Clearaudio Concept Wood Turntable w/ Satisfy Black tonearm & Concept MM Cartridge
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.
*Available in aluminum finish
*$3,000 with Satisfy Carbon Fiber tonearm
*$3,300 with Satisfy Black tonearm and Concept MC
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