The Performance SE (Second Edition) advances our original Performance design with a superior plinth construction. While the original Performance used Starion (an artificial stone), the SE moves to an aluminium/high-density fibreboard sandwich to produce a platform with greater stability.
A 40mm-thick, silently revolving acrylic platter. The characteristics of acrylic are close to vinyl, so resonances inside the record find an easy path into the platter, where they are damped away.
A separate AC synchronous motor unit in a solid housing with three silicone feet, which drives the platter through a stepped pulley and circular cross-sectioned belt. Separation of the motor from the main turntable is designed to further reduce vibrational energy.
Integrated patented Clearaudio ceramic magnetic bearing (CMB). While most turntable bearings use a metal spindle spinning in a housing with a ball-bearing separating the two, Clearaudio's bearing is aligned with a non-magnetic ceramic spindle and effectively floated on air by a magnetic field. This reduces friction, wear and noise by avoiding any point of load. Click here
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Come with original packaging.
Original acrylic dust cover included.