Clearaudio Performance DC TT5 Essence MC Turntable Package
*Please note image shows straight tonearm, this package does not include this tonearm. This package includes the TT5 parallel tracking tonearm. Image is to show the turntable only.
The Performance DC is the “top of the range” turntable package offered by Clearaudio.
The Performance DC has been combined with the TT5 parallel tracking tonearm and Concept MC cartridge to form a formidable turntable that works straight out of the box – Perfect for any technophobes, or people who want high quality without all the hassle usually associated with it!
It sports an inert chassis, 40mm thick platter, and ceramic/magnetic main bearing all designed to reduce noise and friction. The DC motor allows vey fine adjustment of all three (33.3,45,78rpm) speeds with cast iron stability.
The built in DC motor has already proved itself in the Clearaudio Innovation and Clearaudio Ovation and is a sleeker design that offers improved smoothness and finer adjustment of speeds. This allows for three speeds, including 78 rpm, in contrast to only two speeds on the Performance SE, with electronic speed change at the touch of a button.
Clearaudio’s patented CMB (ceramic magnetic bearing) is an alternative to the set-up used in most turntables with a metal spindle and ball-bearing. The CMB bearing is aligned with a non-magnetic ceramic spindle and effectively floated on air by a magnetic field, thus reducing friction, wear and noise by avoiding any point of load.
Tangential tracking, resonance optimized chassis
high-precision, extremely smooth-running and dry-running ball bearing
polished glass tube
Approx. 560 gram (without aluminum arm base)
Aluminum arm base: 60 gram
clearaudio Sixtream Super Wire (1.1 m)
terminated with MPC Cinch
DIMENSIONS (W/D/H In Mm)
Approx. 200 x 140 x 150
* Provided the warranty card is fully completed and returned to Clearaudio within 2 weeks of purchase.
Performance DC Specifications:
Resonance-optimised turntable, highly compressed wood chassis in sandwich construction embedded between two aluminium plates.
We recommend: tonearm with magnetic bearing technology (Clearaudio Magnify or Verify)
33 ⅓, 45 and 78 rpm
Decoupled and resonance damped DC motor, drive belt and plug-in power supply unit designed for worldwide use with all networks and power frequencies.
DIN IEC 98 by method A / 92 dB
Cut and polished ceramic shaft in a sintered bronze bushing, Clearaudio ceramic magnetic bearing (CMB)
CNC precision-machined black coloured POM platter, 40 mm thickness
Speed accuracy (measured)
± 0.03 %
Max. consumption: 3.3 Watt
Consumption in operation: 1.6 Watt
Standby mode: < 0.5 Watt
Off mode: 0.0 Watt
Approx. 11.5 kg incl. motor
Dimensions (W/D/H in inches)
Approx. 16.54 x 12.99 x 5.71 (with tonearm)
Dimensions (W/D/H in mm)
Approx. 420 x 330 x 145 (with tonearm)