Hear the "Earth-Shattering" Difference
Clearaudio brings the same heavy-duty Panzerholz wood and metal sandwich construction to a record clamp that's used in some of the German company's most respected turntables, including the Statement. Stainless steel makes this a really massive clamp that will hold your records in place without 'pinching' them.
"What I heard was a change greater than any cable swap, a change on a par with a speaker swap," raves Ken Kessler in England's Hi-Fi News magazine for September 2006. "The gains were earth-shattering... [with] better treble extension, sweeter vocals, less sibilance, rounder bass, more air."
Advanced CMB Bearing Techonology
"When you turn the Statement Clamp upside down you see the tube that slips over the spindle is made from the same quality ceramic material that they use in their CMB bearings," observes Jack Roberts in his August 2009 review for Dagogo.com. "You also see three different size ball bearings that are set into the wood at the points of an equilateral triangle. These ball bearings are set with precision into ceramic shafts in the wood so that even though they are each a different size, the clamp sits perfectly level."
"I Was Quite Simply Stunned"
"I was quite simply stunned by what the Statement Clamp did for my musical enjoyment," continues Jack Roberts. "This was not a subtle difference. There was also marked difference in sparkle, shimmer and air; the treble sounded simply beautiful."
"What I heard was a change greater than any cable swap, a change on a par with a speaker swap. I kid you not.... No clamping, just a pressure fit over the spindle. The gains were earth-shattering... better treble extension, sweeter vocals, less sibilance, rounder bass, more air."
- Ken Kessler, Hi-Fi News magazine, September 2006
"From the moment I first used the Clearaudio Statement Clamp, I was shocked by what a profound effect it had on the sound in my listening room. It started in the bottom and went all the way to the top. It literally extended the frequency extremes. The deep bass in my system, which admittedly didn't plummet into the very deepest depths, came to life in a way I never dreamed it could. My system's already had lightening fast attack in the bass, with realistic musical slam, but now it had much more weight and authority. This was not a subtle difference. There was also marked difference in sparkle, shimmer and air; the treble sounded simply beautiful."
"It was not just the frequency extremes, in the midrange there was simply more music there. Plucked strings just came to life, as did horns, and woodwinds. Voices on LPs simply sounded more alive when played with the Statement Clamp than I had ever heard in my system. I was quite simply stunned by what the Statement Clamp did for my musical enjoyment. I think without a doubt of all the pucks and mat combinations I have tried it did the best job of getting rid of resonance. Now whether or not that makes it the most accurate is hard to say, but to my ears it made vinyl sound more like good reel-to-reel tapes. The good news is it did this without making my system sound dead; no, just the opposite, it made my system come to life."
- Jack Roberts, Dagogo.com, August 2009