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Performance DC

Performance DC: a turntable package in a whole new class.


3 year warranty

Finance example

£682.00 initial 20% deposit then £151.56 per month for 18 months. Other finance terms available. Finance subject to status

Performance DC


Are you looking for top-drawer high-end performance combined with ease of set-up and use? The Performance DC is the most advanced of Clearaudio’s packages combining turntable, tonearm and cartridge.

The Performance DC features a built-in DC motor designed to deliver exceptional smoothness and fine adjustment of speeds, in conjunction with a precision-machined 40mm-thick black POM platter which provides excellent acoustic properties. The platter rests on Clearaudio’s patented ceramic magnetic bearing (CMB) which, by using a magnetic field to effectively float the bearing on air, reduces friction, wear and noise by avoiding any point of load.

The simple and refined design of the Performance DC with its clean lines and elegant finish matches its excellent audio performance.Combined with Clearaudio’s Clarify carbon tonearm and Virtuoso V2 MM cartridge, the Performance DC offers a complete solution to the audiophile, delivering a turntable package in a whole new class.

The Performance DC is a complete package designed to open up the high-end listening experience to those ambitious music lovers who are willing to handle with the basic features of tonearm and cartridge adjustment, and who simply seek the best in music reproduction.

An enhanced version of the Performance DC with wood chassis offers even greater resonance control. A newly developed DC motor with high precision bearings and flat belt-drive, in conjunction with a platter of 40mm thick POM which rests on a Clearaudio ceramic magnetic bearing (CMB), provide optimal conditions for the correct sampling of the record groove.

The elegant and simple appearance of the Performance DC with its clear lines matches its excellent audio performance. For lovers of our moving magnet (MM) cartridges we offer both versions of the Performance DC (with/without wood chassis) as a package with the Clarify tonearm and Virtuoso V2 cartridge. For those who prefer a moving coil (MC) cartridge, again both versions are offered as a package, featuring our Satisfy Kardan Aluminium tonearm and our outstanding Talismann V2 Gold cartridge. The third and ultimate option, again offered in both versions, is the peerless combination of our award-winning TT5 tangential tonearm and essence mc cartridge.

Excellent tracking properties and hyper-accurate speed synchronisation ensure the ultimate listening pleasure, whatever your choice Performance DC package. Combine your own Performance DC.

Tech spec

Total weight

Approx. 11.0 kg


W 16.54 inches; D 12.99 inches; H 4.92 inches

Speed ranges

33 ⅓, 45 and 78 rpm


Performance DC Black with silver, black or wood chassis

Performance DC Silver with silver, black or wood chassis

Performance DC rose gold with Chassis in silver, black, wood or dark red wood

Speed accuracy (measured)

0.05 %

Power consumption

Max. consumption: 3.3 Watt

Consumption in operation: 1.6 Watt

Standby mode: < 0.5 Watt

Off mode: 0.0 Watt

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