Product Comparison: Marantz TT-15S1 vs Clearaudio Concept MM


General Specifications
Brand
Marantz
Clearaudio
Model
TT-15S1
Concept MM
Origin
Japan
Germany
About the Product
Analog recording is still very alive. Quality turntables are still in demand. Digital discs simply set new performance standards that turntables must meet. Many cherished records may never be issued on digital formats. Good turntables are now more important than ever. Marantz embraces an audiophile quality turntable with AC servo belt-drive and low-coloration tone arm to answer the need for a high performance source component for the analog record.
Clearaudio's vision for the concept: design an elegantly styled turntable package featuring a level of groundbreaking technology usually only found in high-end turntables, combining plug-and-play simplicity with outstanding sound quality and affordability.
Key Specs
Drive Type
Belt drive
Belt drive
Operation Type
Manual
Automatic
What customers say about "Key Specs"
 
Clearaudio Concept MM V2 Black TP065/mm Black Turntable Belt
  • Very happy with this table. Although can't say I'm an expert in TT and vinyl, what I can say is it's easy to set up and operate.
  • I am quite pleased with the turntable: it’s dead silent in operation
  • I like that the speed change is on the deck itself.
  • Concept Black is a model for how a mid-priced, belt-drive turntable should look and perform.
  • This is a super turntable. Stylish, almost retro in conception but what a sound for the price!
Size & Weight
Height
5.4 in.
4.92 in.
Width
16.5 in.
16.54 in.
Depth
14.2 in.
13.78 in.
Weight
19.6 lbs.
16.5 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
 
Clearaudio Concept MM V2 Black TP065/mm Black Turntable Belt
  • WOW! Bang for the buck, it is unbeatable. Clean, simple design. Easy to operate. The sound is unbelievable.
  • It seems very well built and it tracks discs well.
  • A really good sound and looks simply fantastic. Could not recommend enough
  • Attractive design matches the excellent construction and sound quality.
  • Extremely well-crafted, the turntable sounds even better - deep rich bass and clear sound reproduction.
Audio
Record Sizes
12
7, 10, 12
Playable Record Speeds
33 ⅓, 45
33 ⅓, 45, 78
Stylys/Cartridge
Moving Magnet (MM)
Concept MM V2
Integrated Preamp
No
No
What customers say about "Audio"
 
Clearaudio Concept MM V2 Black TP065/mm Black Turntable Belt
  • The sound is wonderful and relatively quiet.
  • Just a very smooth treble and midrange with an extended bass.
  • This turntable is awesome! I upgraded from a Pro-ject Debut III, and this table is a million times better! The sound is incredible!
  • Not sure if it's the table or the vinyl, listening for hours is non-fatiguing and yet very satisfying.
  • I'm running this in to my ATC preamps with onboard phono stage and then in to ATC P2 Pro amp driving PMC IB2 SE speakers. It makes for a very enjoyable listening experience
Features
Control
On/Off switch
Speed control switch
Functions
Vinyl player
Vinyl player
Platter Material
Acrylic
POM
Dust Cover Included
No
No
Speaker(s) Included
No
No
Interfaces
Stereo RCA audio out
Stereo RCA audio out
Extras
Low-Resonance High-Density Acrylic Chassis and Platter, Asynchronous AC Motor
Decoupled and resonance damped DC motor, Friction free-tonearm with magnetic bearing technlogy
What customers say about "Features"
 
Clearaudio Concept MM V2 Black TP065/mm Black Turntable Belt
  • Sonically, I am on the MM cartridge and it's very good. It is a fast and lively cartridge
  • I'm very happy with the deck so far and am playing lots of vinyl to prove it.
  • It is worth the money even if you need to buy a preamp. I absolutely love it.
  • Easy to set up- just plug in and play and you will enjoy precision German engineering at modest cost.
  • It has the same frictionless magnetic bearing. The arm makes no contact at the bearing housing whatsoever
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
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