Made from a 3/4 inch thick sheet of 6061 Aircraft Aluminum. It is CNC machined to match the exact profile of the plinth. Three custom made footers attached to the underside of the plinth then sit inside their own pockets on the platform. The result is a very streamlined solution for isolating your table. To complete the platform we use the award winning GAIA 1V’s on the bottom of the platform. A great example of form and function.
GAIA 1V Isolation Footers
These come standard on the Isolation platforms of the Harmony and Horizon models. They are an optional accessory on the Eclipse and Encore models. The feet developed for the Encore and Eclipse are already an excellent product for isolating internal and external vibrations. But what do you do when a company makes a superior product to yours? You approach them about developing a product that fits your needs. The GAIA models designed for speakers are a brilliant product but we found them to be too tall for our needs. We needed a more streamlined product. This is how the Model 1V was born. The same patented design but in a more compact enclosure. Vibration is the ultimate enemy of any turntable. We have not found a better solution than these GAIA’s for isolating these internal and external vibrations. For more details on this product go to www.isoacoustics.com
Bronze Bearing Shaft and Ruby Bearing Ball
Why Bronze over the Industry standard Brass? Although Bronze is more expensive than brass it’s benefits far outweigh the extra cost. Bronze is one of the best materials for a bearing due to it’s durability, strength and low coefficient of friction.
Less friction = Less Noise = Blacker Background.
Ruby Bearing Ball vs Steel Bearing Ball
We could buy over 100 steel balls for the cost of just one Ruby Ball. But once again we chose the best material for the job regardless of the price. The only thing harder than a Ruby is a diamond.
The end result of combing these two materials is a dead silent, frictionless drive system.
Motor Drive System
Our custom designed 12 Volt AC Synchronous motor is the heart of the drive system. It provides quiet ,stable and vibration free power to the sub platter. Our custom modifications completely eliminate any clogging in the motor. Two stainless steel pulleys work in conjunction with the large sub platter to ensure precise speed stability. Our sub platters are made from Aircraft Aluminum and Stainless Steel and are machined to extremely tight tolerances for a precise fit inside the Bronze Bearing Shaft.
Ever wonder why some manufactures choose glass and others choose aluminum for their platters. One believing low mass is the way to go and the other preferring heavy mass. The problem with both is that you need some kind of mat to tame the resonance and the ringing. We firmly believe that Delrin is the ultimate choice for record platters. Delrin shares many of the same properties of the vinyl record and it has the mass needed to maintain speed stability. We experimented with all types of high end thermoplastics but ultimately decided on Delrin because of the sonic benefits. You get a very balanced frequency response with an almost organic feel to the music. Delrin is very expensive compared to Acrylic but the musical rewards in playback justifies to cost. Our Encore and Eclipse models are supplied with a 36mm platter and our Harmony and Horizon come with a 48mm platter.
SS-10 Record Isolator
The SS-10 is a stainless steel record Isolator. It is designed to slip over the record spindle and rest on the label portion of the LP . It has 10 micro stainless steel balls inserted between a layer of Black Delrin. This layer isolates the micro vibrations that are present around the record label and makes playback quieter, more detailed and lifelike. A brilliant solution to a common problem.
Size 20 mm tall x 70 mm wide 760 grams
.75” tall x 2.75” wide 1.67 lbs