Tonearm and Cartridge not included as standard.
Our mid-range Acutus powers the Classic model to new heights of musicality, painting a virtual soundstage of realism that will leave you listening for hours.
Reference provides not just a subjective difference over the Classic, but an instantly obvious lowering of the noise floor with extensions of both bass and treble and a significant dynamic improvement.
"It offers by far the most enjoyable analog experience"
- Jeff Dorgay
Capturing your ears with increased highs and powerful lows, with plummeting noise levels producing the renowned inky black backgrounds associated with our turntables, this is a masterpiece of engineering that will redefine your emotional connection with music.
Records will stimulate you, becoming an experience similar to a live venue, experiences that can be relived time after time, long into the nights. An experience that goes beyond listening.
“Sleep is such a luxury, which I cant afford”
- Reference 25Kg Power Supply
- Unique Sapphire Bearing
- Dual Stage Clamping System
- Vibration Tuned Subchassis
- Frequency Adjustable Suspension
The Reference power supply is a visually striking piece of engineering, elevating the mechanical perfection of the Acutus. Like a luxury sports car, the drive motor is powerful yet smooth and refined, revealing performances with such clarity that it transports you to the recording environment and lays bare everything that transpired.
"How clean it made vinyl sound"
- Paul Messenger
Our turntable power supply is a critical component, working in conjunction with the motor it has a dramatically positive affect on sound quality. Taking the basic Classic PSU, we replace the 80VA mains transformer to a huge 1000VA version. This coupled to more than 160,000uF of electrical storage capacity the sonic improvements it has on the final sound leaves many in disbelief.
Our hand assembled high torque AC synchronous motor spins the platter up to speed within seconds. Ten times more powerful than conventional turntable motors, this provides the ultimate control and stability. With twin round section drive belts the suspension is free to move without inducing speed variations common with flat belt designs.
Our unique two stage clamp performs dual functions, critical to the ultimate sonic performance you hear. First operation grounds the record to the main bearing, allowing vibration caused by the stylus to pass into the subchassis.
Reducing the noise floor of the record vastly improves the sound you hear and there is less damage or wear to records due to mistracing.
Second operation reflex clamps the vinyl flat to the platter surface, eliminating warps and air pockets underneath. The platter mat itself is a unique resin that reflects most vibration, keeping it in the record so it passes more quickly through the bearing into the subchassis.
The 10Kg Chrome plated aluminium platter is the focal point of the Acutus. Secured with sixteen fixings, the 10mm aluminium disc which has had the resin mat cast and machined offers the perfect record interface. The mat reflects the most vibration except for very high frequencies, which after entering the platter body are rapidly constrained damped by the nickel and chrome layers.
The Acutus bearing spindle is the longest of all our turntables and is press fitted into the subchassis. Being fixed it is an inverted design so that the contact point is at the top and naturally has a low centre of gravity. At the top of the precision ground and tapered spindle a tungsten carbide ball mates with a uniquely design sapphire jewel, keeping the bearing point in a fix position with zero lateral movement. Doing this all but eliminates rumble noise present on all other turntables and the self-lubricating sleeve means no metal to metal contact during operation making our bearing totally silent and maintenance free for life.
It is critical for sound quality that the tonearm and bearing are rigidly coupled, any relative movement between them and information is lost forever. Our unique one-piece multi-fold aluminium casting provides maximum strength where required but allows for movement in non-critical areas, accepting the fact that nothing is totally rigid.
To eliminate the vibration from the record passed through the bearing, the casting is coated with a damping media of specific thickness so that both high and low frequencies dissipate with linearity and time frame, giving a neutral sound.
Our adjustable suspension system allows each supporting spring to tuned to the same frequency regardless of the load. This means that single or twin tonearm weights of up to 3Kg can be accommodated, the suspension will be balanced and a perfect pistonic bounce achieved. With an isolation frequency of 2.5Hz the pickup cartridge will not mis track, locked into position and all external vibration blocked.
|TWIN BELT DRIVE
|33.3 & 45.0 RPM (ADJUSTABLE)
|INVERTED STAINLESS STEEL
|3 POINT SPRING Vertical 2.5Hz, Lateral 4.5Hz
|YES: SINGLE OR TWIN TONEARMS
|HAND BUILT 24V 140mNm AC Synchronous
|DSP VARI-SPEED CONTROL UNIT
|100-240VAC 50/60Hz 20 Watts Max.
|Turntable (overall) 460 x 400 x 210mm (WxDxH)
Turntable (footprint) 410 x 360mm (WxD)
P.S.U. 415 x 350 x 140mm (WxDxH)
|19.0Kg (42lb) turntable only
20.1Kg (45lb) psu only
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Delivery & Returns
We offer FREE delivery to the mainland UK (excluding Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Isle of White, Isles of Scilly, and some of the remote Scottish Isles).
For other areas please contact us for a quote. Select items can be delivered internationally by prior agreement. Again please contact us for a quote. We will always do our best to help.
Our aim is to dispatch goods within 2 working days of an order being placed. Please allow 5 working days from the time of your order to receipt of item. If an order is expected to take longer than this our order fulfillment department will contact you to inform you of this.
Where multiple items are ordered, we will dispatch them all in one package. If you have ordered any special or customized items, or items otherwise not immediately available, we will dispatch the order when all items are available. If you have any concerns regarding this, please contact us and we will do are very best to help you.