Clearaudio Performance DC

$2,600.00 $5,800.00

The Performance DC is a complete package with feel-good guarantee for ambitious beginners. Music lovers, who want to deal with the fundamentals with the adjustment of pickups and tonearm, make the right choice here in order to strive for the best possible music reproduction.



The powerful Clearaudio Performance DC.

A newly developed DC motor with precision plain bearing and belt drive combined with a 40 mm thick polyoxymethylene (POM) turntable, which rests on a Clearaudio ceramic magnetic bearing (CMB), creates optimum conditions for trouble-free scanning of the panel groove.

Excellent scanning characteristics and hyper-precise synchronization ensure the highest music enjoyment in all the Performance DC combinations.


CONSTRUCTION DETAILS Resonance-optimised body, highly compressed wood chassis in sandwich construction embedded between two aluminium plates.
SPEED CHANGE Comfortable speed change, 33 ⅓ rpm, 45 rpm, 78 rpm (optional)
DRIVE UNIT Decoupled and resonance damped DC motor, flat belt-drive and plug-in power supply unit designed for worldwide use with all networks and power frequencies.
BEARING Cut and polished ceramic shaft in a sintered bronze bushing, Clearaudio ceramic magnetic bearing (CMB)
PLATTER Synthetic material, surface CNC-precision milled, Surface CNC-precision milled, 1.1 inches / 40mm thickness
POWER CONSUMPTION Max. consumption: 3.3 Watt
Consumption in operation: 1.6 Watt
Standby mode: < 0.5 Watt
Off mode: 0.0 Watt
TOTAL WEIGHT Approx. 11.0 kg
DIMENSIONS (W/D/H in inches) Approx. 16.54 x 12.99 x 4.92 (without tonearm)
DIMENSIONS (W/D/H in mm) Approx. 420 x 330 x 125 (without tonearm)
WARRANTY 5 years*
* Provided the warranty card is fully completed and returned to Clearaudio within 2 weeks of purchase.

Additional information

Weight 25 lbs
Dimensions 22 × 20 × 9 in
Design Principle

Resonance-optimized drive, high-density wood chassis sandwiched between two aluminum plates

Speed Range

33 1/3, 45 and 78 rpm


Decoupled and extremely smooth-running DC motor, drive with ground flat belt, plug-in power supply designed for worldwide use for all networks and mains frequencies


Inverted, ground and polished ceramic bearing shaft, sintered bronze bushing, including patented magnetic bearing technology

Platter Material

Solid 40mm platter made of engineering plastics with high density and excellent dimensional stability

Power Consumption

Max power consumption: 3.3 Watts
In Operation: 1.6 watts
Standby Mode: <.5 Watts
Off: 0.0 Watts

Weight with Engine:

11.0 kg


approx. 420 x 330 x 125 (without tonearm) (mm)

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