Recently in reviews, I’ve talked about the Loudness Wars that have infected many modern recordings and how music that I enjoy is rendered almost unlistenable by a bad recording. I imagine it might surprise many people to learn that most releases on vinyl require a different mastering technique than the digital release of the same album, and so many of the flaws of the digital master won’t be present on the vinyl release. I tested the Clearaudio Concept Turntable with some modern albums recorded digitally and released on CD as well as Vinyl to prove my point.


  • Design: Belt-driven with Decoupled DC Motor
  • Speeds: 33, 45, and 78 RPM
  • Platter: 30mm thick Delrin
  • Cartridge: Concept MM, 20 Hz – 20 kHz, 3.3 mV Output, 47 kOhm Load Resistance, 8.0 grams
  • Dimensions: 5.5″ H x 16.5″ W x 13.8″ D
  • Weight: 16.5 Pounds
  • MSRP: $1,499 USA
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Clearaudio Concept Turntable