Ingenious entry to the world of luxurious styling for audiophiles
Our newest "BEST BUY" star implements a radical concept that does not compromise sound quality at an entry-level price.
RPM-1 Carbon utilises a lot of innovations and enhancements: A low resonance chassis holds a newly designed inverted platter bearing with ceramic ball for further reduced rumble. An outboard 15V AC motor is smoothly driven using an ultra-precision AC generator with DC power supply for further enhanced speed stability. A completely new designed S-shaped tonearm tube is made from carbon fibre, aluminium and resin. Using a complex 3-step process with heat treatment and 100bar pressure, arm tube rigidity is strenghtened, internal damping is maximized and resonances are reduced to a minimum.This makes the tonearm also suitable for MC cartridges. Additional features are a new magnetic antiskating mechanism and a TPE-damped counterweight. All ingredients add up to a miracle in sound for the price and ultra-stylish look!
• Precision belt drive using synchronous motor
• NEW Ultra-precision DC-driven AC generator motor power
• NEW Inverted platter bearing with ceramic ball
• Platter made from MDF using felt mat
• NEW 8,6” S-shaped tonearm made from carbon, aluminium, resin utilising special heat and pressure treatments
• NEW Magnetic antiskating
• NEW Counterweight with TPE damping
• Available with or without Ortofon 2M Red cartridge
Speed 33, 45 (manual speed change) Drive principle belt drive Platter 300mm MDF Mains bearing stainless steel axle with ceramic ball Wow & flutter 33: +/- 0,14% I 45: +/- 0,13% Speed drift 33: +/- 0,27% I 45: +/- 0,19% Signal to noise - 71dB Tonearm 8,6” carbon; aluminium and resin Effective arm length 218,5 mm Effective arm mass 13,5 g Overhang 22mm Tracking force 0 - 25mN Included accessories 15 volts DC / 500 mA power supply Power connection 110/240 Volt - 50 or 60 Hz Power consumption 5 watt max / < 0,5 watt standby Dimensions 380 x 110 x 350mm (WxHxD) Weight 3,8 kg net
Vinyl vs Digital
One of the most commonly asked question is what is better? Vinyl or Digital music.
Short answer is both have their pros and cons.
I will go through the differences are we see them and try to list the pros and cons as comprehensively as we can.
- Delivers analog sound. This is what is refered to as a 'warm' sound. Analog sound is what we hear with our ears. The vibration of the styli (needle) in the groove of the record creates sine waves that is then reproduced by the amplifier and speakers. There is no digital conversion that is an estimate of the music.
- Can last a lifetime.
- Cartidges and styli can usually be upgraded.
- Delivers a wider frequency range including ultrasonic frequencies (above 20 kHz) that have been shown to help the body release endorphines that brings on that 'feel-good' feeling.
- Potentially more accurate sound.
- Can come with booklets with band photos and lyrics.
- Can be easily damaged.
- Large music collections can take up alot of space.
- Not 'toddler friendly' (though they DO make good frisbees)
- Needs more maintenance.
- Not a portable media.
- Large collections in very small space.
- Can be used in multiple devices. (computers, phones, MP3 players, CDs, USB sticks, etc)
- Much less suseptible to physical damage than vinyl.
- Can be organised much more efficiently. (search entire music libraries with a simple click)
- Digital devices can be improved by external Digital to Analog Convertors. (DACs)
- Can be digitally remastered after recording. (Usually done is a studio)
- Easy to make copies of files.
- Can lose entire collections if hard discs fail.
- Doesn't have the 'warmth' that vinyl has.
- Is not an exact copy of the music. Digital music is an estimate that is accomplished with 'sample rates' (the higher the sample rate the closer to the original)
- A lot of digital music is compressed. (lower sound quality)
- Potential compatability issues with different file types on different hardware.