Clearaudio Turntables

Can anyone tell me how a Clearaudio Ambient turntable compares to a Clearaudio Ovation as far as performance and SQ.


"Clearaudio makes some great arms. They also make a few terrible ones, very much like Frank Kuzma. "

I’ve heard this opinion on the Clearaudio arms. Not so much on the Kuzma’s.

I’m interested in the Marantz (Clearaudio made) TT15 and Satisfy arm. Also would love to jump up to a Kuzma Pipe Bomb. Not sure about the Kuzma Unipivot’s...I did hear one on a Woodpecker, and I recall it to have a very laid back sound. Perhaps not as even handed as Franc’s Gimbal bearing arms. However, it was with a Koetsu Rosewood, and that may have been the sound of the cartridge. I must say I quite enjoy my Ref 313 VTA gimbal.

Back to OP.... I have heard the wood versions of their tables ad a bit of body to the sound. I believe that was a dealers opinion on the entry level Concept. I will have to check out the Ambient....I’ve never heard anything about it. Perhaps the Feickert tables would be worth your time. I’m not sure of the price range of these CA models you are considering.

Any views on comparing say a CA Performance DC Wood vs a Freickert Woodpecker?