“The Concept Active MM is a pretty unusual concept: turntables with these features aren’t two-a-penny in the affordable market, but they are even rarer at this more expensive end,” says What Hi-Fi? magazine in its recent review. But “if any high-end turntable can do that convincingly, it is likely to be one derived from a five-star, former What Hi-Fi? Award-winning model.”
The Clearaudio Concept Active MM is essentially the company’s multi award-winning, plug-and-play, Concept turntable with the addition of built-in phono and pre-amplifier stages and a headphone output.
Back in 2016, What Hi-Fi? concluded that the Concept was “a thoroughly sorted, easy-to-own package with tremendous sound” (the Concept won an impressive seven What Hi-Fi? Product of the Year / Best Turntable awards, as well as being a long-standing international bestseller).
“So convinced were we by its completeness that we asked: “What more do you want, jam on it?… Well, here’s the jam.”
These latest features mean that the Concept Active can be directly connected to a power amplifier or a pair of active speakers without the need for an external phonostage or pre-amplifier, and can accommodate a pair of wired headphones.
Whichever way you choose to listen, the Concept Active MM “wastes no time demonstrating its sonic elegance….”
Read the full review from the May 2021 issue of What Hi-Fi? magazine online at www.whathifi.com/reviews/clearaudio-concept-active-mm