The Delphi has been on the market since 1979 ...
It has been acclaimed worldwide ...
The MK VI is the first Oracle product in 30 years to receive the Golden Award ... the Analog Grand Prix 2010 in Japan ...
The Oracle Delphi is not Stereophile's 2010 product of the year ... but the MK VI received the most first-place votes among the 8 other contenders in the record player category ... THE MOST FIRST-PLACE VOTES !!! ... how do you define winners ??
See and hear for yourself ... the Oracle Delphi MK VI ... a truly outstanding and unique sculpture designed for those who expect more from a record player !
The Delphi subchassis / platter / tonearm assembly is suspended by a tripedal mounting, which eliminates room vibrations. Each suspension tower assembly combines 12 different components, using 7 different mechanical filters, all working as a whole to efficiently control unwanted vibrations.
The traditional two bearing system has been replaced by a new system using six precision surfaced nylon screws. With this, Oracle reaches the highest level of rotational accuracy.
Motor drive electronics and drive belt:
Oracle selected a specially designed AC synchronous motor. The Delphi MK VI features a dual current drive circuitry. This provides maximum start-up torque energy and minimum efficient operational energy, which guarantees lowest possible motor vibration. The molded belt plays an important role in maintaining maximum speed stability.
Record / Platter:
The maximum rigidity of the 4kg (8.8 pound) platter is immune to vibration by distributing most of the mass around it's outer edge. The flywheel effect increases momentum. Record coupling system (standard): Oracle pioneered the now well established "record clamp system" to solve specific vinyl disc "warp" problems.
Hard acrylic mat:
The Oracle acrylic mat made from specially formulated polymer shows better matching characteristics (impedance) with the vinyl disc.
Oracle demonstrates that superior engineering can also be aesthetic. The hand brushed aluminum with a clear laquer coated skeletal subchassis will dissipate unwanted energy through efficient coupling and clamping methods. Maximum rigidity, minimal surface area and energy control are key design.
The standard plinth is Clear Acrylic. An optional Black Granite plinth is available for an extra charge.
The Delphi MK VI comes standard with a regular power supply. The optional MK VI Turbo Power Supply is the result of an extensive development and performance comparisons between reference elements such as special batteries and monstrous power source. The Oracle Turbo Power supply outperformed them all! The turbo power source transforms an outstanding performance into a wonderful musical experience. Both power supplies ship with a removable power cord.
Oracle/SME Tonearm (Optional):
The Oracle/SME tonearm provides superbly detailed and transparent sound, making the music seem more alive and open. This tonearm offers differing pivot to stylus distances and was designed for the needs of a broader market requiring alternative arm length and interchangeable shell facility. The internal wiring of the tone arm is upgraded to Van den Hul MCS150 silver litz.
Oracle Audio Thalia Cartridge (Optional):
The Oracle Thalia Cartridge
Physical description :
Body: Vented machined Ebony wood
Cantilever: 0.28 mm diameter Solid Boron rod
Stylus: Nude line-contact diamond, miror polished
Vertical tracking angle (VTA): 20 degrees
Coil: Pure iron cross
Weight: 9.6 grams
Electrical description :
Output voltage: 2.5mV at 3.54 cm-s
Internal Impedance: 95 ohms
Frequency Response: 20-20,000 Hz +/- 1dB
Channel balance: Better than 0.5 dB
Channel separation: Better than 35 dB at 1 kHz
Dynamic capabilities :
Tracking ability at 315 Hz at a tracking force of 2
Grams: 80 μm
Dynamic compilance: 15 μm/mN
Set up instructions :
Recommended loading 10000 - 470000 ohms
Recommended tracking force: 1.8 - 2.2 grams
Optimum tracking force 1.8 - 2.0 grams
Recommended tonearm mass: Medium to high
Optimum working temperature: 23°C
Break-in period: 40 hours
2 years manufacturing against defects
Specification subject to change without notice
Optional Turbo Power Supply
A sophisticated high performance "Turbo" power line conditioner supply is available, as an extra-cost option.
Delphi turntable : 363 X 475 X 150 mm
14.5 X 19 X 6 in
Delphi acrylic base : 16 kg
Delphi granite base : 27 kg
Recension EnjoyTheMusic, Okt. 2006 här
The Absolute Sound, October 2010, Outstanding review of the Oracle Delphi MK VI by Jonathan Valin här
Delphi Mk 6, Hi Fi News UK August 2010, Delphi MK VI review by John Bamford and Paul Miller här
Delphi MK 6, Stereophile March 2010, by Michael Fremer här
Delphi mk 6, Hjemmekino 7/11 här