The Classic offers classic look and innovative high-end technology
This turntable makes use of traditional frame design which was established by the famous turntable manufacturers of the 50’s and 60’s. It uses a compact simple and elegant form factor. The Classic incorporates a combination of approved belt drive design using a low noise AC motor with an ultra precision frequency DC-driven AC generator for ultimate speed stability. Advanced tech-nology is used for decoupling and the completely new designed tonearm.
PLATTER & SUB-PLATTER
The heavy aluminium main platter construction utilises advanced thermo plastic elastomers (TPE*) for optimising resonance behaviour.
A drawback for most of the old designs was the platter. Casted platters all have been heavy (which is good for speed constancy and low wow and flutter) but suffered very much from ringing effects which again caused colouration of the sound. The platter of The Classic is precisely machined out of a special aluminium alloy again damped with TPE*, which offers special damping abilities. The subplatter / main bearing construction we use is similar system as on the Debut. It is made of hardened steel/ Bronze bushing/ Teflon bearing mirror, which re-sults in very smooth low noise running smoothness of the bearing.
The main difference to the Debut bearing are the tolerances which are by factor 10 lower and therefore more precise (0,005%). Especially the subplatter is a very sophisticated part which is accurately machined and guarantees a very good isolation between bearing noise and the platter itself.
CHASSIS & SUBCHASSIS
Like our famous Debut we wanted to create an easy to use “plug & play” product, but with better sound due to better isolation.
Thanks to the modern damping materials TPE* (Thermo Plastic Elastomers) we are able to design a very effective, subchassis construction. Isolating the platter and tonearm from the resonances of the motor and main plinth is the target.
• Belt drive with electronic speed control 33/45 rpm
• Height adjustable decoupling feet
• Precision balanced TPE*-damped aluminium-platter / felt mat
• Metal/MDF sandwich chassis floating on TPE* suspension (mmmmm Sandwich...)
• 9” carbon/aluminium tonearm with MM & MC capability
• Japanese ball bearing (base of tonearm)
• Integrated central vertical cable outlet for unhindered arm movement
• Ultra low friction Zircon pin-point cardan bearings (top & side)
• Azimuth and VTA fully adjustable
• TPE damped counterweight
FACTORY FITTED ORTOFON 2M BRONZE CARTRIDGE
The 2M Bronze features a nude Fine Line diamond stylus, which is particularly suited for demanding applications. The slim profile of the Fine Line stylus will track even the highest frequency information, making it a must for discerning listeners. Additionally, its larger footprint ensures reduced distortion and record wear.
The cartridge body used for the 2M Bronze is manufactured from a newly-developed Lexan DMX Piano Black, a revolutionary material which ensures high rigidity while eliminating unwanted resonances.
We have optimized the design for ease of mounting the cartridge, weight and size to fit the most common turntables at the market today. 2M Series provides excellent compatibility in an assortment of playback systems and with a wide variety of phono preamps.
The 2M Bronze uses a special upgraded engine, featuring split pole pins with a silver plated copper wire.
Speed 33, 45 (manual speed change)
Drive principle belt drive
Platter 300mm aluminium
Mains bearing stainless steel
Wow & flutter 33: ±0,03 % 45: ±0,05 %
Speed variance 33: ±0,10 % 45: ±0,11 %
Signal to noise - 71dB
Tonearm 9” carbon/aluminium sandwich tonearm
Effective arm length 230 mm
Effective arm mass 13,5 g
Overhang 18 mm
Tracking force 10 - 30mN
Included accessories 15 volts DC / 1,6A power supply, dust cover
Power connection 110/120 or 230/240 Volt - 50 or 60 Hz
Power consumption 5 watt max / < 0,5 watt standby
Dimensions 460 x 131 x 351 mm (WxHxD) lid closed
Weight 10,2 kg net