This turntable, called the Concept®, is made by clearaudio®, the German manufacturer of our main line of turntables. This product is quite amazing, because it’s not $200,000 like the top end of clearaudio’s turntables, it’s only $1,500. For a turntable at that price it has an amazing presentation and musical vinyl playback. When clearaudio designed the Concept turntable, they implemented a lot of the technological and engineering marvels that they learned by building $200,000 turntables.
The Concept actually has the Delrin platter that is used in their more expensive tables. The tone arm is suspended on a friction-free magnetic bearing so it’s totally isolated from the plate and the platter. This belt driven turntable is a beautiful piece of electronics that will provide spectacular sound quality.
The most important, but often the most difficult thing to accomplish in an audio/video system is to get the bass right. When this happens the full range of your entire sonic presentation benefits. You realize what excellent sound from top to bottom is supposed to feel like. To accomplish this, you need to install a highly efficient subwoofer. JL Audio, a US manufacturer, makes what we feel are the finest subwoofers on the planet. JL Audio creates their products with uncompromised quality in every facet of design and construction — from the beautifully finished robust cabinet, to the woofer itself and the seriously over-engineered amplification and equalization system. Every detail from start to finish is controlled by the passionate team at JL Audio. Today, most subwoofer manufacturers build for a price range, whereas JL Audio builds for a quality range.
Matthew was recently invited by JL Audio to take their factory tour in Florida and came away with a total respect for every aspect of their company.