Nice to have some confirmation about this.

The sensitivity comes from the tonearm design: it's drawn to the top of the housing via magnets, but is separated by a tension wire, which means the tonearm basically floats. (updated 10/29/19), Rega Research’s Less Is Much More Planar 8 (Plus Exclusive Interview), Pro-Ject’s New “Juke Box E” System Is A Decent Entry Into Analog (Manufacturer's Response Added), Oracle Audio Swings For the Middle Deck With the Origine MkII Turntable, The EAT B-Sharp Is An Attractive, Well-Performing Plug'n'Play Turntable, Exclusive: One Week With Technics' New SL-1000R Direct Drive Turntable (See update posted 2/21/18), The Pro-Ject Classic SB Superpack Turntable: “Brains” and Good Looks Too, The Pear Audio Blue Robin Hood SE Turntable and Coronet 1 Tone Arm (Speed Issue Explained), Review Explosion: The Weeknd, A Certain Ratio, Angel Olsen, and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. The DC motor is fed by an external voltage-stabilised power supply and is completely decoupled from the turntable’s body to ensure no mechanical interference. Fax: (49) (0)9131-51683. You do point to my problem with Mr. Fremer's review. The concept tonearm features a magnetic bearing that is friction-free for extremely low distortion and superb performance. Null points: inner, 66.0mm; Outer, 120.9 mm. Easy to use and good sound quality. Null points: inner, 66.0mm; Outer, 120.9 mm. The Concept v2 MM is a high-output moving magnet cartridge featuring an aluminum body and based on Clearaudio's excellent Performer v2 Ebony. Your comments are helpful.

Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Approximate number of dealers: 50. There was a problem completing your request. Beneath the sleek, contemporary exterior is a level of technical sophistication unique to Clearaudio. Serial Number Of Unit Reviewed: Not noted. Please try your search again later. Tonearm: effective length: 239.31 mm. Going to stick my neck out but I have to think that the Concept would probably sound as good as a Linn LP12 Majik (the basic version) for less money than the Linn costs, which shows what great value and quality entry level turntables have become.

The concept’s body is carefully crafted from medium-density wood fibre (or, optionally, pressure-formed solid wood) with a selection of smart made-to-match surface finishes. Now that’s what we call an unbeatable concept. It would not be satisfied with lesser groove moves. Get it; you will not be disappointed. Maybe with a cart that cost more than the table, you will experience that slam. The Maestro and the Benz Woods are actually at the top of my list. Highly recommended. Signal/noise: not specified. But this new table may change the equation, and has me rethinking. Serial Number Of Unit Reviewed: Not noted. Find answers in product info, Q&As, reviews. What the "authorized" dealers won't tell you about the verify tonearm is that it's an untested technology in real world situations. A review from an owner without footfall problems, Reviewed in the United States on May 27, 2018. I think it is an investment that you should make if you are looking to get clear cut recordings. The package is completed with the high quality CONCEPT MM cartridge (Upgrade possible to CONCEPT MC). Sounds incredible. What is the tradeoff? The package is completed with the high quality CONCEPT MM cartridge (Upgrade possible to CONCEPT MC). This Concept design appears elegant; as yet its reliability is unknown. Super detailed, has a ton of punch. Speeds: 33.33, 45, 78rpm, ±0.04%. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. If you have a wall mount in your budget then by all means go ahead and buy this. By upgrading to the satisfy black or the satisfy carbon it becomes a completely amazing TT for the price. Web: So far this has been an awesome purchase. Your question may be answered by sellers, manufacturers, or customers who purchased this item, who are all part of the Amazon community. The arm is fantastic, and IMO, worth $1500 alone. Simple and elegant; I am tempted at this price point. Innovative, high-performing, user-friendly and affordable. Clearaudio's vision for the concept: design an elegantly styled turntable package featuring a level of groundbreaking technology usually only found in high-end turntables, combining plug-and-play simplicity with outstanding sound quality and affordability. Web: Yet even so, I'd imagine vinyl replay remains truly impressive in the natural dynamics/sound-stage departments. Isn't a table just a set for a cart to perform? I have heard it with my stereo Grado Reference Sonata (not the 1 series) and it was very good with that, dynamic, full, punchy with excellent bass and very musical but not the last word in detail. I wonder though about the tone arm suspension. Wish I could audition them on my system. The 1-series Grados are even better, so I expect a Grado Reference Sonata1 stereo cart would also be excellent (the newest series 1 Grados have much better detail, smoothness and upper octave air, a big improvement over the original series). Bearing: polished, tempered-steel shaft in polished-bronze sintered bushing, mirror-polished Teflon thrust pad. Warranty: 2 years. I'm sure he is accurate, but he does not compare the table to earthly models. Reviewed in the United States on November 5, 2019. Approximate number of dealers: 50. Signal/noise: not specified. Platter: polyoxymethylene, 1.1" (30mm) thick. Re-Tales #2: Dealerships forge ahead during the pandemic, Acoustic Geometry Room treatments (before & after), My current and likely the last home audio setup, Fascinating wiev by Verity Audio Sarastro, Recommended Components: Fall 2020 Edition. I bought this turntable prior to knowing its issues with footfalls. In any case, later it was found that CD only had its 90-db dynamic range when going from zero signal to 0 dbu; when/if music was rolling along, and a naturally occurring jump in level arrived, the dynamic range was disturbingly poor -as could readily be detected by ear. When it works it is a beautiful sounding turntable. Here we apparently have one of the "best" MM compared to a very fine MC, my amp can take either. I purchased from Upscaleaudio, these guys rock. I also expect it would work well with one of the Soundsmith wood-bodied moving iron designs that have a medium compliance cantilever. ... Level gauge, hex wrench (size 2), power supply incl. Price: $1400; with Concept MC moving-coil cartridge, $2000 (as tested); with Concept moving-magnet cartridge, $1500. If so, this would be the relative equivalent of micro speed changes of the record, which might account for the slight lack of dynamics and transient attack Mr. Fremer reports. Platter: polyoxymethylene, 1.1" (30mm) thick. Offset angle: 23°. Web: It is indeed a simple design with few parts and little to wear (sounds kinda naked). And yup, I didn't expect that my 35 year old Dual would compete (now defunct, already dismembered after encountering a careless piano tuner) . Tel: (49) (0)1805-059595. Reviewed in the United States on August 4, 2016. Len Gregory (A/K/A "The Cartridge Man") R.I.P. Tel: (510) 547-5006. Been holding off on vinyl hardware to see how the hi-def downloads market goes, ever since my trusty old Dual 1229Q had its final flight.

It's a *killer* table for the money.

Description: Belt-driven turntable with decoupled DC motor and integral Clearaudio Verify tonearm. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Reviewed in the United States on December 27, 2018. Pre-set at the factory, setup is only a matter of plugging it in and putting on the platter. I know some will disagree but as someone who has owned an LP12 this has been my observation over the years. Fax: (510) 547-5009. Fremer's review is accurate, and if he says the Concept doesn't plumb the depths of detail and weight of LPs the way the best TTs do, it's beause those TTs cost 20X to 100X as much as a Concept.