This is a world-class turntable! It has all the features and was fully upgraded at the factory with XLR output, vacuum hold down, and Bergmann’s top of the line tangential air-bearing tonearm.
This is probably an 8/10 but listing it as 7/10 to be conservative. The unit is in excellent condition: This table and arm combo are truly special indeed. This is THE BEST turntable I’ve ever listened to! And, I think it will likely be the best you’ve ever heard Not only is this a beautiful and timeless design, but performs like no other turntable made.
The Sleipner has been discontinued by Bergmann, but this is still the best turntable they’ve ever made, soundingbetter than the newer (and cheaper) Galder turntable.
The air bearing runs silent and the pump is quiet enough that you can place it in the same room with the table, although it has a long enough tube to put it in another room.
The arm was upgraded by the factory with wood-backed XLR jacks. Unlike most Sleipner tables this is finished in a beautiful matte black.
It’s very easy to set up and adjust because the arm is already pre-mounted to the table. And, it comes with a custom Sleipner protractor for cartridge adjustment.
The platter has a record clamp with vacuum hold down feature that holds even warped records flat against the platter.
Speed selection and speed adjustment buttons are built into the plinth with led indicator lights. Precision hex adjustable feet for leveling
There’s a scratch near the base of the tonearm on the inside of the black carbon fiber and also some wear at the bottom of the platter near where it touches the table, but in excellent condition. Original boxes included. Etsuro urushi bordeaux cartridge not included. Add 2.9% for Paypal.
From The Manufacturer: The turntable with the bearingless floating platter. The bearing is the "heart" in all turntable constructions - and the Achilles. Achilles because in a traditional bearing, the weight of the platter causes enormous pressure on the bearing - and hereby generates mechanical noise. The "heart" of Sleipner is both supported and centered by air. Simply the 20 pound platter is floating with no mechanical contact - no bearing noise! Turntable: Air-bearing design Vacuum hold down or clamp High precision digital controlled DC motor, Belt-driven Plinth: Outer layer in 12mm Poly-vinyl.
Painted and hand polished Inner part is a 6 layer sandwich construction, in different materials for Optimum Resonance Control 3 layers (boards) of powdered granite/epoxy binding material 2 layers of aluminum 1 layer of bitumen
Platter/Bearing: Aluminum platter supported and centered by air Bearing/air supply creates a thin air-film, both vertical and horizontal between platter and bearing - no mechanical noise - no friction. Platter weight: 20.2 lbs.
Record Mat: 21mm, 3 layer construction 2 layers of polycarbonate 1 layer of acrylic Feet: Adjustable Aluminum/ceraball construction Table Dimensions: 19.5 x 15.8 x 9.1" (W x D x H) Total Table Weight: 101 lbs. Tonearm: Linear tracking airbearing Tonearm Carbon armtube and headshell, molded in one piece for optimum stiffness Armtube damped inside Counter weight decoupled from armtube Adjustable in all angles Wire: Internal tonearm wire in pure Silver Clips: Silver plated copper Connectors: XLR Effective Mass: 11gr.
Motor Control: High precision digital controlled DC motor, with hallsensor and encoder Supported by an ultra and oversized power supply 33 & 45rpm. Fine tuning by microprocessor controlled push buttons Motor Unit Dimension: 3.9 x 17.3 x 4.1" (W x D x H) Motor Unit Weight: 7.9 lbs.
Air Supply: Silent, clean, dry and smooth airflow Easy accessible dust filter for easy cleaning or replacement Air Supply Dimensions: 8.9 x 17.3 x 9.1" (W x D x H) Air Supply Weight: 37.8 lbs.
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