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Clearaudio Clever Clamp

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£25.00   
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Clearaudio Clever Clamp

Simple, yet very effective clamp that fits almost any turntable. A 65mm diameter plastic disc that slides over and grips the spindle, locking and clamping records into place. Upturned edges on the clamp allow for easy removal after use.

There are two distinct advantages to using a record clamp on your turntable. The first is obvious; clamping warped records flat.

The second is often overlooked, but sonically far more important. LP records vibrate along with the music as the stylus traces the groove as well as tending to move or bend under the pressure of the arm and cartridge when they are insufficiently supported. A good quality record clamp will not only flatten out warps but also couple the LP tightly to the platter so that internal resonances can be drained away from the stylus - as if the LP is of effectively a much higher thickness and rigidity.

 

 

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What a clever clamp!
Monday, 10 October 2016  | 

Well, I did have to look up the web to find out which way was up but, after that, it's a doddle to use. Well made in clear plastic and with a firm grip on the spindle. Only time will tell if it makes a sonic difference but the record certainly does sit more firmly on the turntable.

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Simple but effective
Saturday, 3 September 2016  | 

I noticed when cleaning records on my felt platter mat the record would slip and this left me considering a record clamp as I considered this could occur during playback. My first choice was the Mitchell Rega clamp but contact with them revealled the length of spindle above a record on my Thorens TD125 was insufficient at 4.5mm, 5mm being the minimum. The Clearaudio clamp has no such limitations and just does the job and is simple to both place and remove.

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Icing on the cake
Wednesday, 10 August 2016  | 

After platter, sub-platter, and belt upgrades to my Rega 25, and with a Funk Acromat, I didn't think it could get any better.
However, based on other reviews here I decided to give the Clearaudio Clever Clamp a go.
After playing some of my vinyls without the clamp, I played the same records again with it on.
What I thought was good before now sounded less focused and loose without the clamp. With the clamp the music was tighter, rhythms were precise, bass, midrange, and treble were all clearer with greater depth.
Musical instruments souned even more realistic with greater fullness of orchestral textures. Overall immense lisening satisfaction and great musical enjoyment.
I have no hesitation in recommending the Clever Clamp. For sonic improvement it is an absolute bargain.
My only problem now is when I listen to my CDs I feel cheated of the full musical enjoyment I gain from my LPs!

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Simply works
Friday, 15 April 2016  | 

I bought this cheaper end item just to be able to play some older "warped" records which I had been given. It certainly enabled that.
My PINK Triangle has a full floating sub-chassis, so I wasn't expecting to get much sonic improvement, but the base is definitely tighter and more punchy than before...for £20 amazing.

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Simple and very effective
Friday, 11 March 2016  | 

Out of the box, I have to admit I thought £20 was a bit steep. But, it does a great job. Keeps my old LPs flat and secure on the turntable and seems to enhance the bass.

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Clearaudio Clever Clamp
Friday, 19 February 2016  | 

Fantastic piece. Nice looking and does what it says. There is no need to add much pressure. Just drop the clamp and fix it to the spindle. The weight of the hand should be enough to fix the clamp and let it make its work.

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Simple and effective
Wednesday, 23 September 2015  | 

I use a 5mm Funk Achromat on my Thorens TD160 Mk II which leaves only about 4-5mm clear spindle when a 180g vinyl is on the turrntable, this stopped me getting a Michel clamp (which had got goid reviews), so I saw this Clearaudio Clever Clamp for £20 and thought I'd give it a go! It comes well packed, suspended in a box about 5" square by 2" deep or thereabouts, first impression was ' that's not a lot of anything' even for £20! However, im use, it grips the spindle with just enough friction, being rather like an upturned jam jar lid it can grip on very little spindle length of about 4mm I guess. Straight away the most noticable change in sound was a tighter, slightly deeper, cleaner bass which helped listening at low volumes when perhaps bass drops off more and you loose those deeper notes. All in all, it doesn't look much, but actually does a pretty good job of tightening up bottom end sounds, helping remove effects if a warped record without putting additional strain on the turntable bearing: recommended!

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