Ingenium Plug&Play

Ingenium Plug&Play

Since its introduction in 2013, the Ingenium has been winning awards globally and become the benchmark for entry level audiophile players. With the increased popularity of vinyl, especially with novice customers and younger enthusiasts, in 2018 we raised the bar yet again of this popular design.

Ingenium Plug&Play builds on its predecessor, retaining many features, making some aesthetic improvements and a more straightforward installation. Complete with quality fitted tonearm and cartridge, it is ready to use within ten minutes.... really Plug&Play

"Product of the Year in the Turntable category"
- Jeff Dorgay

Key Features

  • Sapphire Jewell Bearing
  • Vibration Transfer Clamp
  • Solid Aluminium Chassis
  • Sorbothane Isolation Feet
  • Aluminium Platter Upgrade

engineered quality

Sharing the same design philosophy and features from our more expensive designs, Ingenium Plug&Play has true audiophile credentials and an engineered quality.

Our unique sapphire bearing and clamping system, which efficiently channels unwanted vibrations away from the record to the chassis, reduces the background noise of the record itself, so there is clarity to the music, the performance not vailed but vivid and transparent.

"For a plug and play turntable this was a stonker of a machine"
- Janine Elliot

Reassuringly AVID

Reassuringly AVID

Isolating the turntable is critical to maintain low coloration and we have employed the same optimised elastomer used in our Diva range, giving excellent mechanical isolation of the playing surface, resulting in better information retrieval and resolution.

Ingenium Plug&Play opens the door to quality audiophile reproduction, without the feeling its "just another record player".  It's reassuringly an AVID record player at an affordable price.

"Fantastic combination of rhythmic precision and sheer musical energy"
-Ed Selley

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What's inside

Fundamental in the design of all our turntables, our unique screw-down clamp grounds the record to the bearing, allowing unwanted vibration to pass away to the main chassis. This lowers the noise floor of the record itself, allowing the cartridge to more faithfully trace the groove, giving a more transparent and realistic sound whilst reducing record wear and damage.

Precision machined from solid aluminium and stainless steel, our clamp also automatically flattens all but the most warped records to the platter mat, allowing the cartridge to trace the groove more faithfully and prevents air pockets under the record reducing sound quality.

Precision machined high density fibreboard (HDF) offers a stable self-damping material to support the record. The cork-based compound mat effectively keeps vibration within the record rather than passing into the platter, so that it is transmitted away through the bearing.

A heavy solid aluminium platter is also available as an upgrade, bringing much improved sound quality and speed stability.

Our unique inverted true single point bearing is the heart of all our turntable designs.

A specially shaped sapphire rotates on a captive tungsten carbide ball with no friction, noise or wear. Different to other designs, AVID's bearing has no lateral movement at the contact point, so the platter does not wobble or suffer from rumble noise. The main spindle is tapered preventing standing waves and the single self-lubricating sleeve is maintenance free for life.

Machined from solid aluminium, the heavy two and a half by two-inch cruciform shape gives great rigidity between the tonearm and platter. Any movement here and potentially the musical information stored on your records will never be heard. It is also where the bad vibration evacuated from the record through the press fit spindle is harmlessly dissipated.

The main chassis is supported and isolated from external vibration and feedback from your loudspeakers with our bespoke Sobothane compound rubber. Sorbothane offers exceptional isolation from the harmful effects that would limit your sound reproduction quality.

Giving dynamic drive and stability to your music, the Ingenium Plug&Play employs a high-powered synchronous motor with the correct power to platter mass ratio, so that the motor is in full control of the platter. The impact on what you hear is instant and likewise the start-up time of the platter, with fast dynamics and authority of sound that a powerful drive system offers.

Specifications

DRIVE:

BELT DRIVE

SPEEDS:

33.3 & 45.0 RPM

PLATTER MASS:

2.5KG

BEARING:

INVERTED STAINLESS STEEL

THRUST POINT:

TUNGSTEN CARBIDE/SAPPHIRE

SUSPENSION:

ELASTOMER

TONEARM:

AVID TA-1

CARTRIDGE:

AVID-CA1

MOTOR:

12mNm AC synchronous

VOLTAGE INPUT:

100-240VAC 50/60Hz 4 Watts Max.

DIMENSIONS:

370 x 305 x 130mm (WxDxH overall)

NET WEIGHT:

5.9KG (13LB)