After being the centre of attention in the Hi-Fi specialist press and trade shows with the Statement turntable, Clearaudio returns to the centre stage with the new product, the Master Innovation. It features most of the developments and innovations of its big sister without being as extravagantly priced.
It features two platters made up of 70 mm acrylic (Delrin) resting on 15 mm of stainless steel. The platter at the base of the structure features the drive belt. Its surface is strewn with neodymium magnets, by magnetic effect (hence with no contact and friction), driving an intermediary platter that is connected by the spindle to the top platter that accommodates the record! Both simple and complex as well as clever! It boasts the precision and production quality of the aviation industry! It features bronze inverted bearings with a ceramic ball bearing. The two platters feature magnetic repulsion CMB bearings.
A new high torque DC motor smoothly operates the platters. It is mechanically isolated from the turntable structure. The motor speed is stabilised and controlled via an IR sensor. It sends rotation information to an optical control device to keep a constant speed with a precision below 0.05% irrespective of the selected playback speed (33, 45 or 78 RPM)!
Though in most cases one tonearm is enough, the Master Innovation is designed to have up to three! Clearaudio recommends at least with a Clearaudio Universal 12" inch tonearm or with the great Unipivot TT1-MI.
One of the top products on the European and global market! Franck
PLINTH: Optimised resonance
DRIVE PRINCIPLE: Belt drive
SPEEDS: Electronic by optical control, 33, 45 and 78 rpm
MOTOR: DC power supply
PIVOT: Inverted bronze with ceramic ball
PLATTERS: Delrin with stainless steel sub-platter
SPEED STABILITY: +/- 0.05%
DRIFT: +/- 0.01%
CONSUMPTION: 9.5 Watt
WEIGHT: 80 kg without tonearm
DIMENSIONS: 428 x 380 x 396 mm
TONEARM: TT1 MI
PRINCIPLE: Linear tracking
MATERIALS: Stainless steel and ball-proof wood.
WEIGHT: 8.6 kg
DIMENSIONS: 521 x 199 x 211 mm
PRINCIPLE: Built-in VTA
LENGTH: 12 inches
MATERIALS: Carbon, Stainless steel and Aluminium
Compatible cartridges: 2.9-21 g
Cable: 1.20 m