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NOTE: *Price does not include Tonearm
Desire to design a turntable that is advanced by performance, as well as elegant and compact by dimensions, brought us to Elgar DCX. We named it after English composer Edward Elgar, who was the first composer of classical music to take the gramophone seriously, as well as the composer of our favorite cello concerto - the Cello Concerto in E minor.
Highly rigid main plinth is constructed of two massive blocks machined from solid aluminum, bolted together and damped accordingly, and a 50/10mm diameter aluminum pipe, forming together a T-shaped structure. Employing this kind of design provides perfect balance for the plinth itself, by reducing the Moment of inertia in all three planes (along all three axes) to the Center of mass, thus gaining uniform vibration damping.
Inverted main bearing (identical to one employed in our flagship model, Kubrick DCX) is mounted directly onto the aluminum sub-plinth which is in turn 3-point coupled to the main plinth (by means of rubber-cork washers of different diameter) in order to maximize performance and minimize acoustic break through.
The platter, 40mm thick and weighing 3.2kg, is machined from Acrylic to very high accuracy. The use of mat is completely up to the user preferences, thankfully to the 1.0mm deep recess carved into the top plane of the platter in the middle (for the record paper label) and to the fact that Acrylic proved itself as a great turntable mat "material".
The motor assembly, consisting of electronically controlled high quality DC motor optimized for turntable use is mounted onto the main plinth.
The aluminum sub-plinth is designed to accept any tone-arm utilizing SME mounting scheme standard, and two additional (user) exchangeable Acrylic arm boards for Jelco/Linn and Rega/Origin Live type arms are included, thus almost any 9" tonearm available could be employed.
There are no obvious switches/on-off buttons and/or marks/symbols, yet the left part of the aluminum pipe is actually an on/off and speed selection switch/knob, utilizing the rotary switch with 3 positions, off/33/45. Fine speed adjustment is possible by rotating two small trimmers (one for 33rpm and one for 45rpm) positioned close to the motor and pulley.
The turntable is supported by three small silicone rubber pucks.
Included in the package:
- two different (user) exchangeable Acrylic made arm-boards for 9" tone-arms:
- Rega/Origin Live arm-board - tone-arm pivot to spindle distance 222mm
- Jelco arm-board - tone-arm pivot to spindle distance 214mm
- Acrylic (Perspex) dust cover, the SA cover
- high-performance rubber-cork mat
- the Protractor LP - a cartridge alignment tool including Baerwald, Loefgren and Stevenson protractors
|Drive:||electronically controlled high quality DC motor|
|Speeds:||33.33 and 45.00 RPM with fine speed adjustment feature|
|Bearing:||inverted; solid brass/stainless steel; Derlin thrust plate|
|Platter:||40mm thick 3.2kg weighing, machined from Acrylic|
||T-shaped aluminum main plinth with the 3-point coupled aluminum sub-plinth|
|Finish:|| silver anodized aluminum
|| 2 exchangeable Acrylic arm-boards for 9" Jelco and Rega/Origin Live/Audio Note tone arms; SA cover - Acrylic made dust cover; rubber-cork mat; Protractor LP - a cartridge alignment tool
|Power:||AC 230V/50Hz; DC input 12V/300mA|
|Dimensions:||430x350x160mm (WxDxH) overall|
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