Clearaudio’s multi-award winning Concept turntable has been updated to make it “a one-stop vinyl replay package”. Hi-Fi Choice gets its groove on with the new Concept Active.
The Concept Active is a development of Clearaudio’s best-selling Concept turntable package, which is the entry point to the brand’s extensive high-end range.
The package sports a level of groundbreaking technology usually only found in much higher-end decks, and promises an irresistible combination of plug-and-play simplicity with outstanding sound quality and affordability.
The new Concept Active adds a built-in MM/MC phonostage and preamplifier with its own volume control, plus an integrated headphone amplifier. It also includes Clearaudio’s innovative Concept tonearm, and customers have the option to top this off with either the Concept V2 MM or Concept MC cartridge.
“Clearaudio has made a fuss-free and superbly built and specified package that delivers on the company’s key strengths and makes music in a consistently compelling and entertaining way,” writes reviewer Ed Selley.
“Everything about the Active and its matching PSU feels exactingly assembled and exudes a level of design and engineering finesse that’s typical of the brand.”
“This is a turntable that flows. It takes a time signature and delivers it with an assurance that means you simply dial into the music. There aren’t many turntables at the price that do this as effectively as the Clearaudio does.”
“[It’s] an unquestionably talented packaged turntable aiming for a broad appeal” and is “flexible enough to satisfy a range of different types of vinyl listener.”
Read the full review in the March 2020 issue of Hi-Fi Choice.