Clearaudio Smart Phono
Enthusiastic, vigorous and open sound, but not the most coherent aroundWrite your own review
- Compact and stylish
- expansive and natural performance
- Doesn’t connect individual instruments as well as the best
The Clearaudio Emotion turntable has been a favourite of ours for, oh, ages now – but many prospective buyers' own amplifiers don't have the gumption to boost a record player's feeble signal without assistance.
Enter the Smart phono. Small, shiny and switchable from moving magnet to moving coil turntable designs, the Clearaudio summons up an expansive, natural sound.
Music is well separated and speedy, with real verve at the low end. Unlike the very best products at this money, mind, it can't knit individual instruments into an entirely believable whole – so it's not the default choice Emotion owners might assume.