Turntables: distinctive by design
Historically, turntable design has centred on constant speed, minimising motor noise, rumble and, of course, visual appearance. Today, many of these maddening issues have been solved by advanced engineering, so why do high specification turntables continue to sound so very different?
The answer is Vibration, bad vibration to be precise. How the deck deals with this small but highly significant irritation directly effects the final sound you hear. Playing any record produces bad vibrations which you can detect by listening close to the cartridge. As the record vibrates and moves, the cartridge detects and transmits this, which distorts and disguises the sounds you hear.
AVID offers a unique "energy transmission" solution to this problem by mechanically grounding the record to the centre spindle, so platter and vinyl are bound together ‘as-one’. The vibration passes almost instantly away from the record, lowering the noise floor and allowing a more realistic, utterly satisfying musical experience with a stunning eye for detail.