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  1. #1
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    Acoustical Systems Turntable

    World - Premiere

    Acoustical System's new turntable!
    The essence of 30 years turntable design and evolution in the APOLYT finds it's cumulation in an all-new concept.
    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.
    A turntable second to no other - in it's concept and sonic performance on a par with the APOLYT and superior to all others.


    the ASTELLAR

    - the ultimate turntable ..... reduced to the absolute maximum


    features:

    * an unique 36 (!) 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 materials pressured together and bounded by natural resin.
    * unique APOLYT-concept inner platter design.
    * the ASTELLAR's platter is 100% non-resonant, with absolute non-reflecting inner surface.
    * designed to provide a 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 record weight.
    * bi-radial, unique adjustable push-pull magnetic bearing, completely maintenance-free - proving a perfect isolated and totally vibration-free rotation.
    * full air suspended plinth with 1.2 Hz resonance frequency.
    * true 3-point precision leveling with tilt-prevention

    * double-point brushless DC motor belt drive - with active dynamic 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 and tonearm mounting board from motor level.
    * speed 33, 45 and 78 - all full stabilized with below 0.01 derivation from set speed

    * 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 to one position can be moved to different position without ANY re-alignment / recalibration needed.
    * arm boards with defined and maximized energy transfer.

    * external power supply 45 cm x 38 cm x 13 cm
    * including motor management, full dc-supply, air suspension control.
    * connection between power supply and turntable by LEMO.

    * available in choice of 5 selected finishes: deep black, APOLYT-dark anthrazit, Titanium, Silver spark 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




    extra options:

    * optional full battery powered and w/ incorporated automatic recharge logic (2nd power supply).
    * optional special rack in 82 or 104 cm top-shelf height to incorporate 2 or 3 phono stage / line stage components and with air suspension!
    * on special request possible finish in all Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Porsche colors.






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    Re: Acoustical Systems Turntable

    Well done Diectrich. That certainly looks like a killer turntable. and the price?

    certainly a lot nicer looking than his last tank effort

    Source: Technics SP10mk3 - Thales Simplicity II, TW Raven AC-3 - Graham Phantom, SME 3012-R, Exclusive P3,,Linn LP12 - Naim ARO
    Cartridges: Lyra Atlas Lambda SL, Lyra Etna SL, Lyra Delos, Dynavector XV-1s,Technics EPC100mk4, Ortofon A90, GM Royal, GM Classic, Denon ESC'd 103R, DL-S1, Audio Technica AT25, OC9II, Linn ESC'd Troika
    Phono Stage: Accuphase C-37,TW Acustik phono
    EQ: ​DEQX HDP-4
    Preamp: D'Agostino HD, conrad johnson GAT,
    Amps: conrad johnson teflon premier 8a's, D'Agostino Momentum S250
    Speakers: Wilson Maxx3

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    Re: Acoustical Systems Turntable

    Nice dust collection area between platter and the plinth.

    Looks cool though

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    Re: Acoustical Systems Turntable

    It looks like a mashup of a few different tables with an overall TechDAS vibe without the sexiness of TechDAS tables.
    Micro Seiki SX-8000 air bearing table, SME 312s arm, SME 3012R arn, Dynavector XV-1s cartridge, Lyra Etna SL cartridge, ARC Ref 3 phono stage, Otari MX-55 2 track R2R, Ampex 350 tape repros, Roon Nucleus Plus music server, PS Audio DSJ DAC, ARC Ref 6, ARC Ref 75 with KT-150s, JBL 4345 speakers, Viero Equilibro Level 3 speaker cables, and Definitive Technology Ref subs.

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    Re: Acoustical Systems Turntable

    Quote Originally Posted by mep View Post
    It looks like a mashup of a few different tables with an overall TechDAS vibe without the sexiness of TechDAS tables.
    TechDas Zero sexy? Fugly big time.
    Source: Technics SP10mk3 - Thales Simplicity II, TW Raven AC-3 - Graham Phantom, SME 3012-R, Exclusive P3,,Linn LP12 - Naim ARO
    Cartridges: Lyra Atlas Lambda SL, Lyra Etna SL, Lyra Delos, Dynavector XV-1s,Technics EPC100mk4, Ortofon A90, GM Royal, GM Classic, Denon ESC'd 103R, DL-S1, Audio Technica AT25, OC9II, Linn ESC'd Troika
    Phono Stage: Accuphase C-37,TW Acustik phono
    EQ: ​DEQX HDP-4
    Preamp: D'Agostino HD, conrad johnson GAT,
    Amps: conrad johnson teflon premier 8a's, D'Agostino Momentum S250
    Speakers: Wilson Maxx3

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    Re: Acoustical Systems Turntable

    Quote Originally Posted by XV-1 View Post
    TechDas Zero sexy? Fugly big time.
    I didn't mention the Zero table, that's in another league from the AST.
    Micro Seiki SX-8000 air bearing table, SME 312s arm, SME 3012R arn, Dynavector XV-1s cartridge, Lyra Etna SL cartridge, ARC Ref 3 phono stage, Otari MX-55 2 track R2R, Ampex 350 tape repros, Roon Nucleus Plus music server, PS Audio DSJ DAC, ARC Ref 6, ARC Ref 75 with KT-150s, JBL 4345 speakers, Viero Equilibro Level 3 speaker cables, and Definitive Technology Ref subs.

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    Re: Acoustical Systems Turntable

    fine looking turntable.

    and this one appears to be real world ready.

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    Re: Acoustical Systems Turntable

    What an engineering masterpiece!!

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    Re: Acoustical Systems Turntable

    Quote Originally Posted by XV-1 View Post
    TechDas Zero sexy? Fugly big time.
    I've stood next to the AF0 at a demo watching them change a record. Its unwieldly, you have to lean in at the waist with arms semi extended to change a record with all of this stuff in the way.

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    Re: Acoustical Systems Turntable

    It looks interesting.

    Is this only a rendering?

    Is there an actual physical unit or prototype on location at Munich?

    Dre
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    Re: Acoustical Systems Turntable

    Quote Originally Posted by Dre_J View Post
    It looks interesting.

    Is this only a rendering?

    Is there an actual physical unit or prototype on location at Munich?

    Dre
    Just to follow-up on my question:

    I found my answer.

    They were only showing a software rendering (video and photos) and that is true for all of the images seen to date.

    Dre
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    Every day is a good day to play analog.
    - 12" 33-1/3 RPM or 45 RPM vinyl
    - 10.5" 15ips or 30ips tape
    **************************************************
    Every day is a good day for live music.
    **************************************************
    Every day is a good day to listen to music.
    **************************************************
    Industry Affiliation:
    Contributing Writer, The Absolute Sound
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