1 Person Owner / All original shipping & packaging materials included / Free shipping to the continental USA
Also Selling DP8 Tonearm + Nordost Valhalla Cable in another listing
This item is in great working condition There are some hairline scratches noticeable in the Black Piano Gloss finish if looking at certain angles under a bright light.
I used this turntable with the Moerch DP8 Tonearm (listed elsewhere on this site) and the combination was unbeatable.
Highlights of the unit are as follows:
- Double inverted with a “hanging” ceramic ball
- Sandwiches principal virtually eliminating resonance
- Outboard motor unit
- Table weighs 68 pounds
- Platter alone weighs about 21.5 pounds
- Dimensions are 18.5″ x 17.7″ x 4.7″
- 33/45 rpm
Dimensions (drive) (WxDxH): 470 x 450 x 150 mm
Dimensions (motor unit) (WxDxH): 120 x 450 x 115 mm
Overall weight: 24 kg
Platter weight: 5 kg
Platter diameter: 320 mm
Speed: 33 rpm and 45 rpm fine adjustable
Bearing: Inverted Steel / ceramic-bearing
Drive: DC-Motor with AMAZON LSC Speed Control
Power supply: NiMH batteries with automatic charging unit
Tonearms: tonearms up to 10″
The chassis of the drive is made from a special ICI material to ensure virtually no resonance. This has very good internal damping features, partly because it is casted. AMAZON also use 6 LRP elements (Low Resilience Polymer) in its sub-chassis-construction. The LRP elements are arranged in the chassis corners and around the platter bearing. It is pretty easy to set any of the AMAZON Audio turntables. You only have to pay attention to the horizontal adjustment.
The rotation-center of the platter is a ceramic ball in the middle of the inverted bearing. Both the bearing bush and vertical axis are made from multiple hardened steel. Accurate selection of components guarantee a perfect, noiseless operation and years enjoying your AMAZON Audio and music. All moving parts are supplied with a very thin greasing special oil from a oil reservoir at the bearing base. Due to the massive body and the special geometry of the bearing, AMAZON Audio platter bearing doesn’t tend to oscillate like many other turntables. That is proven by objective measurements AMAZON Audio has made using a pulse measuring process. Pulses at different areas on the platter are dying out consistent and without excessiveness. An important advantage of inverted bearings is their high fulcrum, which minimizes tilting and moving.
The drive unit is totally separated from the running gear. A very thin string (belt) carries the power from the pulley to the platter. You can switch electronically between 33 rpm and 45 rpm. A LSC-Controller (Linear Speed Controller) monitors the speed at all times. These AMAZON developed controllers are only used in Amazon turntables. In addition, you can fine-tune each speed separately. Therefore we use padder with a gearbox 1:25. The heart of the drive is a DC-motor, which is usually used in nautical navigation devices. This motor is stored isolated and swimming in a massive box. The result maintains its constant speed with smoothness.
The integrated rechargeable battery power supply is unique for analogue drives. In play mode, the rechargeable batteries as well as the motor are totally separated from the mains supply. Thereby, all the disturbing influences from the mains supply are kept away and smooth operation of the motor is guaranteed. All AMAZON motor units have an intelligent circuit, which monitors all parameters of the NiMH-batteries while charging and discharging. The system recharges the batteries automatically, when it is not in use. One charging cycle is enough to listen to 180 LP’s.
1 AMAZON REFERENZ Double Plinth
1 Separate Rechargeable Power Supply / speed control unit
1 Ceramic Bearing
1 Heavy machine balanced record weight
1 mini screwdriver to manually adjust speed
1 tube lubricant
Purchased new in May 2013. This product has been listened to in a smoke, pet and child free home.