AVID

"A Very Interesting Design"


Legally the company started in 1995 but the story begins many years before.

Back in 1977 when Conrad Mas, the founder and current Managing Director was just 16, a friend showed him a home constructed turntable, claiming that it was par excellence. Whilst seeing the limitations in the Connoisseur bd1 design he still bought it from his friend, starting an obsession to develop the best turntable, without exception.

For twenty years Mas led a parallel life learning about turntable design, as well as leaving education, having several jobs, getting married, starting a family and growing older.

Educationally he was not a success, but this became an advantage as his exploration into turntable design did not have any preconceptions, everything was examined and questioned, even if the text book said 'no'.

He decided that all existing designs were limiting true fidelity, typically because they concentrated on historical technical values of rumble and wow and flutter measurements.

Family connections gave access to two universities to test new theories, patents awarded and even obtaining work in a foundry to gain knowledge of castings, the goal has always been perfection and despite many setbacks the obsession never faltered.

Designed from a clean sheet, leaving nothing unexplored or unresolved and establishing a radical new design approach, the Acutus turntable was born.

In 1999 the first Acutus turntables were sold.




Time Line


1999

: Acutus turntable

1999

: Isoschelf Equipment support

2000

: Volvere turntable

2002

: Sequel turntable

2003

: Diva turntable

2003

: Interconnect and Speaker Cables

2006

: Acutus Reference turntable

2008

: Diva II turntable

2009

: Diva II SP turntable

2010

: Pulsare phonostage

2010

: Pulsus phonostage

2012

: Pulsare II phonostage

2012

: Pellar phonostage

2012

: Pellere phonostage

2013

: Isorak equipment supports

2013

: Ingenium turntable

2016

: Reference Loudspeakers

2016

: Acutus Reference Mono turntable

2017

: Reference Pre amplifier

2017

: Reference Mono power amplifier

2017

: Reference Stereo power amplifier

2018

: Acutus DARK Ltd Edition turntable

2018

: Sigsum Integrated Amplifier

2018

: Ingenium PNP turntable

2018

: Celsus Pre Power Amplifier