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TT1-MI

Tangential tonearm 

clearaudio electronic

®

 

GmbH

Spardorfer Str. 150 • D-91054 Erlangen • Tel. +49 9131 40300100 • FAX + 49 9131 40300119

www.clearaudio.de

 • www.analogshop.de • 

info@clearaudio.de

©clearaudio electronic GmbH

Version: 1.7_12.10.2016_E

User manual

Made in Germany

 


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Dear audio enthusiast, 

Thank you for your decision to purchase the 

Master Innovation TT1-MI

 tangential tonearm from 

Clearaudio

Please take a moment to read this owner’s manual to ensure correct set-up, avoid any potential 

damage and discover how to care for your 

Master Innovation TT1-MI

 so that it gives you many 

years of musical enjoyment and pleasure.

We wish you much pleasure with your new 

Clearaudio

 

StatementTT1

 tangential tonearm.

Clearaudio 

electronic GmbH

TT1-MI

User manual 

Warnings

Do not expose the equipment to rain or moisture.

Do not remove the cover from the equipment.

No naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, should be placed on the equipment.

Never insert the oil into the precision bearing as this will result in damage of bearing.

Tonearm only suitable for installation on 

Clearaudio

 

Innovation

 and 

Master Innovation

turntable.

  

 

 Copyright

 

Recording and playback of any material may require consent. For further information refer to the 

following

Copyright Act 1956

Dramatic and Musical Performers Act 1958

Performers Protection Acts 1963 and 1972 

Any subsequent statutory enactments and orders. 

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Contents

 

1

. List of components   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

2. Package overview 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

3. Front- and rear view of assembled  

TT1-MI 

tonearm 

 

 

6

 

4. Assembly and operation 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Mounting the 

TT1-MI 

 on the 

Master Innovation 

turntable 

 

8 - 10

 

6. Cartridge pre-adjustment / adjustment 

 

 

 

 

10 - 12

 

7. Technical data    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

 

8. Special notes   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

 

Warranty   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

 

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1. List of components

The 

Clearaudio

 

TT1-MI

 tangential tonearm is delivered in specially designed packaging to ensure 

its safe transport. Please check that the contents are as shown below and listed at the bottom of 

the page:

TT1-MI

User manual 

1.

Tonearm chassis

6.

Cartridge alignment gauge

2.

Armwand

7.

Cartridge mounting screws

3.

Bag of hex wrench: 1.5/8mm

8.

Main counterweights

4.

2x large hex socket headed bolts

9.

2x spacer discs

5.

White gloves

10.

User manual, warranty card and return 

delivery note (not shown)

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Pic. 1: 

List of components

1

2

6

5

4

3

7

8

9

 


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TT1-MI

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2. Package overview

  

The TT1–MI is packed in a special foam packaging and comes almost completely assembled.

Additional parts, accessories and tools are also packed separately.

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Pic. 2: 

Package overview

Pic. 3: 

Armwand 

Please note:

The armwand is packed separately and need to be installed.

 


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TT1-MI

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3. Front and rear view of assembled 

TT1-MI 

tonearm

Front view

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Pic. 4: 

Front and rear view

Conical carbon fibre armwand

Precision VTA adjustment

Cueing lever

Tonearm tower 

(right)

Magnet to lock in 

operating position

Mounting bolt

Precission tube holder for 

glass tube

Magnet to lock in 

operating position

Tonearm tower

(left)

Bulletproof wood

Precision VTA adjustment

Precision level 

gauge

Rear view

Tonearm cable ground screw

Cueing lift mechanism

Precision glass tube 

for bearing carriage

Mounting bolt

Tonearm cable 

holder

Cueing lever

  

Tonearm cable 

holder

 


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4. Assembly and operation

After checking that the package contents are as described, place the parts on a clean and flat 

surface in preparation for set-up. Assembly and set-up of the 

TT1-MI

 are quite straightforward, as 

most parts have been factory preassembled. 

Please use the white gloves provided to avoid introducing scratches and/or fingerprints during 

assembly. 

First, position the two spacer discs (see page 4, package content No. 9) onto the 

Master 

Innovation

 turntable. Please note, you may need to remove the previous discs/cylinders first. 

Please use only the spacer discs provided, as they are specifically height-matched for the 

TT1-MI

 

tonearm.

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Pic. 5: 

Placing the stainless steel spacer discs onto the 

Master Innovation

 turntable

 


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5. Mounting the

 TT1-MI

 tonearm on the 

Master Innovation

 turntable

Place the tonearm chassis on top of the two spacer discs. Lift it carefully, making sure that the 

sliding tonearm bridge is positioned to the rear of both sliding bases as shown in picture 5. 

While holding it in place insert the two large hex socket headed bolts provided (see page 4 

package content No. 4) and tighten them (see picture 6).

Please note: 

Always hold the tonearm in place while tightening the mounting bolts.

Pic. 5: 

Placing the tonearm chassis on the spacer discs 

Pic. 6: 

Tightening the mounting bolts 

8 mm 

hex wrench

 


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Pic. 7: 

Pre-mounted bearing carriage and glass tube with transportation lock

Pic. 8: 

Mounting of the armwand

Please note: 

You may need to readjust the levelling of the Master Innovation turntable once you 

have fully completed set-up of the 

TT1-MI

 tonearm.

Please take great care in undertaking the following steps.

Remove the rubber band which is used as transportation lock. Afterwards loosen the screws from 

the aluminum block and remove the second transportation lock.

 


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Pic. 9: 

Mounted armwand

Pic. 10: 

Mounting of the cartridge

Mount the armwand to the bearing carriage with the aluminum block and the two screws again.

6. Cartridge pre-adjustment / adjustment

First mount the cartridge into the headshell using the two headshell screws provided 

(Page 4 No. 7).

 


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Pic. 11: 

Counterweight adjustment

Slide the appropriate exchangeable counterweight, dependent on the used cartridge, over the 

back of the armwand tube and adjust the correct tracking force. Please hold the armwand care-

fully so you don’t apply too much force to the bearings. For the best results we recommend using 

Clearaudio’s

 

Weight Watcher

 stylus pressure gauge (Art. No. AC094, available through 

www.

analogshop.de)

Example:

•  For the 

Clearaudio

 

Goldfinger Statement

 use the 10g counterweight

•  For the 

Clearaudio

 

Titanium

 use the 5g counterweight

Pic. 12: 

Cartridge pre-adjustments

Turn the two knobs (wheels) of the precision VTA adjustment on top of the tonearm until the 

armwand axis is parallel to the record surface.

 


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Pic. 13: 

Cartridge adjustment

Re-adjust the tracking force and set the cartridge Azimuth so that it is in a vertical position when 

viewed from the front.  Make a final check of all the parameters – tonearm level, armwand level, 

cartridge alignment and tracking force.

Attention: 

Before first use or after a long period of storage, please move the cueing lift up and 

down approximately 4-5 times so that the oil inside can flow allowing the cueing lift to operate 

smoothly.

Cartridge adjustment

Place a record onto the turntable platter in before starting the final adjustments.

The correct tangential adjustment is essential. To ensure the correct adjustment, use the cartridge 

alignment gauge, which must first be placed on the spindle.

The diamond tip of the cartridge must be always aligned in the black line of the gauge.

This fine adjustment can be realised by moving the armwand back or forwards.

Simply lock or unlock the screw on the bottom of the carriage. 

 


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7. Technical data

Construction principle:

High-precision mechanical tangential tonearm, extremely low 

friction two point linear tracking design

Wiring:

2 m Sixstream Super Wire terminated with RCA

Total weight:

8.6 kg (including armwand)

Dimensions (B x H x T)

in mm:

in inches

ca. 521 x 190 x 199  mm

Approx. 20.51 x 7.48 x 7.83 inches

Warranty:

5 years*

* Only if the warranty card is filled out correctly and sent back within 14 days to 

Clearaudio

Clearaudio

 electronic is not responsible for any typographical errors in descriptions. Technical specifications are 

subject to change or improvement without prior notice. Product availability will be as long as stock lasts.  

Any copies, including extracts, of this text require written permission from 

Clearaudio

 electronic GmbH, Germany. 

© 

clearaudio

 electronic GmbH 2016

Version: October 2016

 


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8. Special notes 

8.1 Maintenance

If the 

TT1-MI

 tonearm is not in use for a long period, please cover the tonearm to protect it from 

dust.

The glass tube can be cleaned with pure alcohol.

Please make sure that the precision dry ball bearings are not be touched, cleaned or lubricated in 

any way. Please only clean the glass tube.

WARNING:

Never insert the oil into the precision bearing as this will result in damage of bearing.

8.2 Transportation

Should further transportation of the 

TT1-MI

 tonearm be necessary, please alway use the original 

packing material. Otherwise serious damage could occur.

8.3 Service

If any servicing or repair of a 

Clearaudio

 product is necessary, please first contact your dealer or 

distributor. Alternatively contact 

Clearaudio

 directly and we will advise you of your nearest 

service location.

PLEASE RETAIN ALL ORIGINAL PACKAGING. You will need it if this product has to be transported 

and/or shipped. Any further questions you may have about this product should be directed to your 

local dealer or direct to 

Clearaudio

 at:

Clearaudio electronic GmbH

Spardorfer Str. 150

91054 Erlangen

Germany

Phone: +49 9131 40300 100 

Fax: +49 9131 40300 119

www.clearaudio.de 

www.analogshop.de

info@clearaudio.de

 


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© clearaudio electronic GmbH 2016

To achieve the full 

Clearaudio

 warranty, it is necessary that you fill out and send the corresponding part of the 

warranty registration certificate /card back to 

Clearaudio

, within two weeks after purchase. Only if the product is 

returned in it’s original packing 

Clearaudio

 can provide the warranty of 5 years for the 

TT1-MI

 tonearm .

ENGLISH

WARRANTY

For warranty information, contact your local clearaudio distributor.

RETAIN YOUR PURCHASE RECEIPT

Your purchase receipt is your permanent record of a valuable purchase.

It should be kept in a safe place to be referred to as necessary for insurance purposes or when corresponding with clearaudio.

IMPORTANT

When seeking warranty service, it is the responsibility of the consumer to establish proof and date of purchase. Your purchase receipt or invoice is 

adequate for such proof.

FOR U.K. ONLY

This undertaking is in addition to a consumer‘s statutory rights and does not affect those rights in any way.

FRANÇAIS

GARANTIE

Pour des informations sur la garantie, contacter le distributeur local clearaudio.

CONSERVER L‘ATTESTATION D‘ACHAT

L‘attestation d‘achat est la preuve permanente d‘un achat de valeur. La conserver en lieu sur pour s‘y reporter aux fins d‘obtention d‘une couverture 

d‘assurance ou dans le cadre de correspondances avec clearaudio.

IMPORTANT

Pour l‘obtention d‘un service couvert par la garantie, il incombe au client d‘établir la preuve de l‘achat et d‘en corroborer la date. Le reçu ou la 

facture constituent des preuves suffisantes.

DEUTSCH

GARANTIE

Bei Garantiefragen wenden Sie sich bitte zunächst an Ihren clearaudio-Händler.

Heben Sie Ihren Kaufbeleg gut auf. 

WICHTIG!

Die Angaben auf Ihrer Quittung erlauben uns die Identifizierung Ihres Gerätes und belegen mit dem Kaufdatum die Dauer Ihrer Garantie-Ansprü-

che. Für Serviceleistungen benötigen wir stets die Gerätenummer.

Diese finden Sie auf dem Typenschild auf der RückPage des Gerätes oder auf dem Tonarm sowie in der beigefügten Garantie-Registrierkarte.

NEDERLANDS

GARANTIE

Voor inlichtingen omtrent garantie dient u zich tot uw plaatselijke clearaudio.

UW KWITANTIE, KASSABON E.D. BEWAREN

Uw kwitantie, kassabon e.d. vormen uw bewijs van aankoop van een waardevol artikel en dienen op een veilige plaats bewaard te worden voor evt, 

verwijzing bijv, in verbend met verzekering of bij correspondentie met clearaudio.

BELANGRIJK

Bij een evt, beroep op de garantie is het de verantwoordelijkheid van de consument een gedateerd bewijs van aankoop te tonen. Uw

kassabon of factuurzijn voldoende bewijs.

ITALIANO

GARANZIA

L’apparecchio è coperto da una garanzia di buon funzionamento della durata di un anno, o del periodo previsto dalla legge, a partire dalla data di 

acquisto comprovata da un documento attestante il nominativo del Rivenditore e la data di vendita. La garanzia sarà prestata con la sostituzione o 

la riparazione gratuita delle parti difettose.

Non sono coperti da garanzia difetti derivanti da uso improprio, errata installazione, manutenzione effettuata da personale non autorizzato o, co-

munque, da circostanze che non possano riferirsi a difetti di funzionamento dell’apparecchio. Sono inoltre esclusi dalla garanzia gli interventi inerenti 

l’installazione e l’allacciamento agli impianti di alimentazione.

Gli apparecchi verranno riparati presso i nostri Centri di Assistenza Autorizzati. Le spese ed i rischi di trasporto sono a carico del cliente. La casa 

costruttrice declina ogni responsabilità per danni diretti o indiretti provocati dalla inosservanza delle prescrizioni di installazione, uso e manutenzione 

dettagliate nel presente manuale o per guasti dovuti ad uso continuato a fini professionali.

ESPAÑOL

GARANTIA

Para obtener información acerca de la garantia póngase en contacto con su distribuidor clearaudio.

GUARDE SU RECIBO DE COMPRA

Su recibo de compra es su prueba permanente de haber adquirido un aparato de valor, Este recibo deberá guardarlo en un lugar seguro y utilizarlo 

como referencia cuando tenga que hacer uso del seguro o se ponga en contacto con clearaudio.

IMPORTANTE

Cuando solicite el servicio otorgado por la garantia el usuario tiene la responsabilidad de demonstrar cuándo efectuó la compra. En este caso, su 

recibo de compra será la prueba apropiada.