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Clearaudio Innovation Basic Turntable

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The Innovation Basic Wood is based on the technology of the Clearaudio Innovation Wood turntable, but uses a single plinth, smaller plinth as opposed to the stainless steel sub-platter found on the Innovation Wood. Its resonance-optimized chassis shape is based on the proven success of Clearaudio’s three-point design — a combination of Panzerholz, aluminium layers, and aluminium pods.

The Innovation Basic Wood uses Clearaudio’s patented CMB (Ceramic Magnetic Bearing) technology, where the platter magnetically levitates on an inverted bearing attached to a low-friction ceramic shaft. The high-torque DC motor is equipped with electronic OSC (Optical Speed Control). The high-density, dynamically balanced 2.75″ polyoxymethylene (POM) platter provides excellent dimensional stability. The Innovation Basic Wood is dual tonearm capable.

Sharing design and construction features with our Innovation series, the new Innovation Basic Wood turntable features a 38mm-thick, dynamically-balanced POM platter. The optimally designed tri-star chassis minimizes resonance in the audible range while delivering maximum stability.

The Ceramic Magnetic Bearing (CMB) and Optical Speed Control (OSC) combine with Clearaudio’s custom high-torque DC motor for excellent speed stability. The Innovation Basic features a second tonearm mount and is available in silver or black aluminum with Natural or Piano Black Lacquer panzerholz wood.

Please note tonearm not included.


Construction Details     

Resonance optimised chassis’s shape, belt driven with optical, full automatic speed control

Speed Ranges  

33 ⅓ rpm, 45 rpm, 78 rpm

Drive Unit          

Decoupled DC motor in a massive metal-housing.

This turntable can be connected to 230 V or 110 V AC (50 Hz and 60 Hz).


Inverted and polished ceramic bearing shaft, polished sinter bronze insert, including patented CMB bearing technology


VA stainless steel sub-platter, Delrin or acrylic GS-PMMA platter, precision CNC machined surface

Speed Accuracy (Measured)      

less than ± 0.05 %

Deviance Of The Set Value         

± 0.01 %

Power Consumption     

Max. consumption: 9.3 Watt

Consumption in operation: 2.5 Watt

Standby mode: 2.5 Watt

Off mode: 0.0 Watt

Total Weight    

Approx. 23 kg (without tonearm and power supply)

DIMENSIONS (W/D/H In Inches)             

Approx. 16.85 x 14.96 x 8.82


Approx. 428 x 380 x 215


5 years*

* Only if the Manufacturer’s guarantee card is filled out correctly and sent back within 2 weeks to Clearaudio.