turntable

astellar

*Final price to be determined but it will be less than $100,000.

A turntable second to no other – in its concept and sonic performance on a par with the APOLYT and superior to all others.

Available in 5 finishes

The ultimate turntable. Reduced to the absolute maximum performance.

The essence of 33 years turntable design and evolution in the APOLYT finds it’s cumulation in an all-new turntable concept.

The task was to transfer the relevant and unique design features of the extremely large and heavy APOLYT into a considerably more compact and feasible format – without losing even the tiniest aspect of the all-alone sonic level provided.

All the design features and inventions which defined the unique apogee level of the APOLYT’s sonic performance have now been incorporated in a much more compact and positively matured new design.

The ASTELLAR is literally the design result of “the road of excess leading to the palace of wisdom.”

A turntable second to no other – in its concept and sonic performance on a par with the APOLYT and superior to all others.

Platter

  • A unique 36 (thirty-six !) layers design platter, incorporating 18 different materials with defined energy transfer speed – combined in the optimum sequence.
  • Incorporating Vinyl, Tungsten HD18, Titanium, AW6082 Alloy, 1.4401 Vanadium Steel – plus a defined mixture of organic material layers pressed together and bounded by natural resin.
  • Featuring the unique APOLYT-concept inner platter design – and going beyond
    that.
  • The ASTELLAR’s platter is 100% non-resonant, with a truly unique design
    concept featuring an absolute non- reflecting inner surface.
  • Designed to provide the utmost possible pitch-black deep dark “sonic background” – to allow the most tiny details to appear in an unforced and natural way and thus to integrate swift into the all-harmonic sonic picture provided.
  • The platter spindle is fully decoupled and isolated from the bearing and featuring
    an inner thread to allow optimized coupling of vinyl record to material-identical platter surface by screw-on clamp as well as any record weight.

Bearing

  • A bi-radial, unique adjustable push-pull magnetic bearing, completely
    maintenance-free – proving a perfect isolated and totally vibration-free rotation.

Suspension/Plinth

  • Full air suspended plinth with 1.2 Hz resonance frequency.
  • True 3-point precision leveling with tilt-prevention.
  • Plinth featuring 3 levels made from 3 different Aluminium alloys –
    with inlays of Titanium and vibration-absorbing gel.
  • Tonearm mounting boards with “Zero-tolerance” –
    automatic perfect re-location design:each tonearm mounted and aligned on one position can be moved to any of the
    ther 3 positions without ANY re-alignment / recalibration needed.
  • Arm boards with defined and maximized energy transfer.

Drive

  • Double-point brushless DC motor belt drive – with active dynamic control motor
    management – and free of any parasitic side force / drag applied to the platter.
  • Double flywheel drive – with maximized inertia incorporated in the active
    motor management.
  • Totally decoupled bearing level and tonearm mounting board level from
    motor level.
  • Speed 33, 45 and 78 – all full stabilized with below 0.01 derivation from
    set speed.
  • External power supply 45 cm x 38 cm x 14 cm
  • Including motor management, full dc-supply,
    air suspension control.
  • Connection and wiring between power supply and turntable
    supplied by LEMO.
  • Available in choice of 5 selected finishes:
    metallic black, APOLYT-dark anthracite,
    dark Titanium, silver and light Titanium.
  • Pre-drilled and perfect positioned pre-cut arm boards for
    each and all tonearms desired.
  • Pre-assembled in 5 units – none of them exceeding 27 kg gros weight –
    for easy and swift set-up.
  • Gros dimensions
    69 cm x 48 cm x 23 cm
  • Gros footprint
    63 x 42 cm
  • Net weight ASTELLAR turntable
    88 kg
  • Net weight ASTELLAR power supply
    18 kg
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