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Blackbird

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The idea

… was obvious. The design of the smaller brother has a special appeal to build a turntable a little bigger in size. There are lots of vinyl lovers who wish to run two tonearms on one deck - here we go! We did not only make a simple upscale but set a new course in terms of ease of use.

The mission

… was to enhance the technical base of the Woodpecker to push forward the sound quality. Running two tonearms was a requirement but we also implemented some new ideas on the drive. We refined the controller software to drive two motors simultaneously in a kind of master-slave configuration. 

Putting the two motors in a 180° position around the bearing cancels out all reactive forces that could cause gyration of the platter. As a free add-on we achieve a better randomization of wow & flutter less disturbing the hearing process and lower bearing rumble at the same time.

The result

… is an enhanced sovereignty in sound - excellent measurements and a timeless elegance combined with absolute ease of use. As a world‘s first we have integrated a dedicated Protractor that is blindingly simple in use. You will be amazed how easy setup of your cartridge can be.

The sound

… sovereign, dynamic, powerful and neutral at the same time. No matter which tonearm you are planning to use. Relax and take a trip into the fascination of music knowing that not even the smallest detail on the black gold is being kept back.

Forget about technical details, enjoy the music in all its grace!

belt-drive turntable, 2 motors, 2 tonearms
quick-release system for tonearms/armboards
integrated Protractor for cartridge/tonearm alignment
dimensions: 530 mm x 420 mm x 150 mm
armboard right: 205 - 320 mm pivot-spindle (9 - 13 inch eff. length)
armboard left (optional): 205 - 240 mm pivot-spindle (9 - 10 inch eff. length)
weight: 17,5 kg (chassis), 22 kg (without tonearm)
warranty: 2 years (chassis and electronics), 5 years (bearing)
Blackbird