… not only a slogan! Taking the time to develop everything new from scratch we finally ended up with a nicely compact and elegant new turntable. This new design has all virtues we are famous for - perfect neutrality, elegance in appearance and build quality, to name only a few.
OKAY… THIS IS NO THE DR. FEICKERT VOLARE! :)
… getting there was not an easy one. All our core components used in the bigger model lines underwent an evaluation if they suit the new design approach. It turned out pretty soon that all of them had to undergo a complete redesign.
Testing and refining recursively ended up in this new design that will be a benchmark not only in its price-range of products. As our universal sliding armboard mechanism could not be transferred to the Volare still there is an easy way to swap to other tonearms almost on-the-fly at low cost in short time...
… not only came from our distributors and dealers. Lots of potential customers asked for a lower priced model preserving our ideals in design, sound and build quality. The question always was, if we can. The answer? Yes, we can!
?… accomplished! We don't like to make compromises. But: Many roads lead to Rome and we found new and nice ones. Intransigence can be expensive - but it must NOT. Get surprised!
The new chassis topology is focussed on high mass in the center of the bearing. This new bearing is extremely stiff and robust as well as being a low friction design. High inner inertia and an oil bath wet sump approach make this bearing a perfect partner of our high torque motor design resulting in low rumble and smooth operation.
quick swap mechanism for armboards
dimensions: 420 mm x 360 mm x 125 mm
armboard: 205 - 240 mm pivot-spindle (9 - 10 inches effective length)
weight: 17,5 kg (w/o tonearm, aluminium platter)
warranty: 2 years (chassis and electronics), 5 years (bearing)