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Idea to design a simple but versatile, compact but elegant, high performance yet affordable turntable, resulted in form of the Satie DCX turntable.
Inspiration was found in the music of Eric Satie, stripped of any pretentiousness and sentimentality, thereby revealing an austere essence.
Like Satie's music, the Satie DCX is striped to the bare essence, concentrating on the design and the execution of the performance wise most critical turntable parts; highly rigid aluminum sub-plinth supporting substantial main bearing with the massive platter and arm board(s) accepting almost every kind of the 9" tone-arm available today and minimal skeletal-like main chassis bearing electronically controlled DC motor.
Mass distribution is carefully calculated, placing the Center of mass on the central vertical axe of the main bearing, in the sub-plinth horizontal plane.
Further on, the dimensions, shape and arrangement of different openings/holes of the aluminum sub-plinth were optimized employing Golden Ratio and Fibonacci sequence, thus gaining uniform vibration damping and the reduction of the Moment of inertia in all three planes (along all three axes) to the Center of mass. Even though stripped to the bare essence, turntable wise, the Satie DCX provide an outstanding performance in compact and extremely user friendly package.
Main plinth is made from the three 20mm thick layers of MDF bonded together and coated in durable graphite gray color, containing fine aluminum dust participles improving damping. Main chassis is supported by two silicone rubber grommets. Wing shaped, one piece sub-plinth is machined from solid aluminum, and it is 4-point coupled to the main plinth by means of rubber-cork washers of different dimensions and diameters, providing a good vibration and damping control.
The sub-plinth is designed to accept any 9" tone-arm utilizing SME mounting scheme standard, and additional, user exchangeable Acrylic arm boards for Jelco/Linn and Rega/Origin Live/Audio Note type arms are included, thus almost any user desirable 9" tone arm available today could be mount on. Our recommendation is to use at least Rega RB202/RB303 or Jelco 250 series tone-arms, and when/if upgraded needed in form of higher quality tone-arm, the Satie DCX is ready.
The massive third leg, a big adjustable cone machined from solid aluminum provide leveling and support the sub-plinth, yet it is 3-point coupled to the sub-plinth by means of rubber-cork washers of different dimensions and diameters, stopping any adverse outer vibrations to reach the sub-plinth and to disturb the delicate system of bearing/platter/record - cartridge - tone-arm.
The drive system is built around the same high quality DC motor used in our more advanced models, electronically controlled, providing an easy operation and fine speed(s) adjustment feature. Speed changing and start/stop function are simple, just flipping the on/off and 33/45 switches.
The platter, 30mm thick and weighing 2.6kg is machined from Acrylic to very high accuracy and together with the massive inverted main bearing employing Derlin trust plate (same like in our more advanced models) ensures good speed stability. 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".
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 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:||30mm thick 2.6kg weighing, machined from Acrylic
||multi layered MDF main plinth with the 4-point coupled aluminum sub-plinth|
|| main plinth - graphite gray color
sub-plinth - anodized silver 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|
||430x350x160mm (WxDxH) overall|
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