How do you recreate the magnificence of a full symphonic orchestra in a home environment? Bostjan Holc, the founder of Slovenian artisan company Holbo, is convinced that it can be done, but only with analog technology. Enter the Holbo airbearing turntable system, the culmination of over 20 years of passion and experience.
The Holbo Airbearing Turntable is designed to enhance the musical experience by removing sound pollution caused by the friction between mechanical parts. Holbo incorporates a linear tracking (tangential) airbearing tonearm and an airbearing platter. The result is crystal clear sound with natural depth and velocity that instantly transports you to the opera or concert hall.
Christiaan Punter of HiFi-Advance concluded (February 2020):
"...it is so very neutral and even-handed and possessing of such incredible refinement and resolution that it is worth pairing with the best cartridges out there...there is no beating around the bush: the Holbo air bearing turntable offers a reference-level performance that will be hard to beat. The first contender that springs to mind is TechDAS and even this brand’s most affordable turntables are considerably more expensive than the Holbo, and they don’t come with a tonearm..."
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Winner of 10Audio’s "Perfect 10 Award" Jerry Seigel writes (February 2020):
"...the real strength of the Holbo Turntable System is the compelling feeling of continuity and flow in the very linear and complete harmonic content of every voice and musical note. It just sounds whole with extremely high resolution right down to silence, and leading-edge clarity that defines each note as a distinct entity. There is no bass, midrange, treble in the usual, analytical sense. The entire musical spectrum is one continuous, highly transparent river of performance, drawing the listener in..."
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Winner of a 6moons Blue Moon Award 2019. Marja and Henk wrote (July 2019):
"...of course there are more air-bearing turntables on the market but very many of these look like oil rigs and their noisier compressors should be placed in another room. Condensation risk ahead! The Holbo Airbearing Turntable System to us instead had great looks of simplicity, arrived with a super-silent compressor and offered everything a vinyl lover could crave. It offered dynamics and speed to transient response that resulted in a very lifelike open sound. If a pressing was good enough, that black background was there in spades..."
"...in the time we spent with the Holbo Airbearing Turntable System, we really grew fond of it. It worked without any hiccups and even a pretty warped album played through without skips... again, we utterly enjoyed the Holbo system in every respect so the award pretty much wrote itself. As to the caption, it should be self-explanatory by now..."
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Mr. Hiroshi Onodera of Stereo Sound Online writes (October 2019):
"...the lack of localization fluctuation in the stereo sound field is solely thanks to the linear tracking arm, which may be attributed to the absence of tracking errors, such as the minimal distortion, the spatial stability of large orchestras, and so on. The benefits are great. In addition, there was something wonderful about the balance between quietness and dynamics, which is unique to this machine. Because of the simplicity of the chassis mechanism, the tonal texture is also natural and it has a casual sound impression. If you are an analog fan, this is a product with a unique world of sound that you want to experience. This is a great option especially for those who focus on stereo images..."
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"...I usually listen to an upper end VPI with Tri-Planar arm. I have had this Holbo TT for about 20 hours of listening. The Holbo TT delivers a wonderful sense of completeness and very natural continuity, with detailed bass, holographic midrange, and a very high resolution and extended treble. Simple to set up and very easy to use. The air bearing platter is minimally affected by vibrations from the shelf, and the air bearing arm is a revolutionary design. I am starting to really love it!"
"...this turntable has wonderful build and design, but more importantly, fantastic music making from it! The manufacturer was a delight to work with as well. If anyone is thinking about a turntable around this price range, do not overlook this one! Wonderful table indeed!"
• airbearing turntable with integral linear tracking (tangential) airbearing tonearm
• very simple to adjust and operate
• leveling the base with adjustable vibration isolation feet
• for best channel separation the tonearm must allow the settings of all angles of the stylus, easy and repeatable:
- SRA Stylus Rake Angle
- VTA while playing a record
- Azimuth angle
- precise adjustment of the tracking force
- (lateral) leveling tonearm to the record and tangency
• pitch control
• electronic switching between speeds (33 1/3 & 45 rpm)
• compact and stylish
– Airbearing design
– Linear Power Supply (NEW)
– DC motor
– Aluminium platter 5 kg (11 lbs)
– Airbearing 2.16 kg (4.8 lbs)
Dimensions (WxDxH): 430mm x 400mm x 150mm (17 x 15.7 x 5.9 inches)
Total weight: 12 kg (27 lbs)
Linear tracking airbearing tonearm
– aluminium/carbon alloy
– effective length 163 mm
– effective vertical mass 7.5 g
– total tonearm mass 31.6 g
– vta +/- 7 mm
Wire: high quality silver/copper litz Power supply: 110V-240V / 50hz-60hz 2 W
- Power consumption : 10 W
- Dimensions: 225mm x 147mm x 120mm (8.9 x 5.8 x 4.8)
- Weight: 1.8 kg (4 lbs)
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