Clearaudio turntable aims to please with Performance

Much as we like our Wi-Fi piped iTunes, audiophiles will always swear by the virtues of vinyl-platter analogue. Top of our list would be Clearaudio's

Much as we like our Wi-Fi piped iTunes, audiophiles will always swear by the virtues of vinyl-platter analogue. Top of our list would be Clearaudio's twelve-grand-or-so Master Reference turntable, but if that's a smidgen beyond your grasp, consider this new 'mid range' model.Coming in at a shade under seventeen hundred hard-earned pounds, the Performance is an eminently more 'affordable' model, while still retaining that whiff of engineered superiority.For your moolah you can expect Clearaudio's latest ceramic magnetic bearings to eliminate pesky wear and noise. Additional touches for the attainment of noiseless zen include the jointless silicon belt, driving an entirely separated motor that’s housed in its own aluminium-clad dampened isolation unit. Got that?Clearaudio describes it as a simple, 'fit and forget' package. Believe us, once we've fitted it, our wallet and ears are going to take a while to forget it.

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Clearaudio Performance Price: £1670 On sale: Now Contact: Audio Reference Related stories: Tubular tunes from Roth Audio's MC4