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  • Basic Series Acrylic Dust Cover - VPI Cliffwood, VPI Nomad, VPI Player, VPI Scout Jr, VPI Scout, and Shinola Runwell Basic Series Acrylic Dust Cover - VPI Cliffwood, VPI Nomad, VPI Player, VPI Scout Jr, VPI Scout, and Shinola Runwell Quick View

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    Basic Series Acrylic Dust Cover - VPI Cliffwood, VPI Nomad, VPI Player, VPI Scout Jr, VPI Scout, and Shinola Runwell

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    The Only Dust Cover Authorized By VPI Industries


    In order to protect your investment in a VPI turntable, AudioShield created a product line that supports production VPI turntables.


    This cover supports the VPI Cliffwood, VPI Nomad, VPI Player, VPI Scout Jr, VPI Scout, and Shinola Runwell turntable. Not compatible with the Scout II SE.


    This product is 100% made in the United States of America.


    AudioShield warrants this unit against defects in materials and/or workmanship for 90 days from the date of purchase.


    Product Dimensions:

    Width: 18.75

    Depth: 14

    Height: 4.25


    Turntable not included in purchase.

    AudioShield
    $99.00
    VPI Dust Cover - Plinth Buy Now
  • Shinola Runwell Dust Cover (Tabletop) Shinola Runwell Dust Cover (Tabletop) Quick View

    $300.00
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    Shinola Runwell Dust Cover (Tabletop)

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    The Only Dust Cover Authorized By VPI Industries/Shinola


    In order to protect your investment in a Shinola turntable, AudioShield created a product line that supports the Runwell turntable.


    This product is 100% made in the United States of America.


    AudioShield warrants this unit against defects in materials and/or workmanship for 90 days from the date of purchase.



    Turntable not included in purchase.

    AudioShield
    $300.00
    Dust Cover - Tabletop Buy Now
  • Gingko Plinth Top Dust Cover for VPI Traveler Gingko Plinth Top Dust Cover for VPI Traveler Quick View

    $299.00
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    Gingko Plinth Top Dust Cover for VPI Traveler

    This plinth top dust cover is designed specifically for the VPI Traveler Turntable by Gingko Audio. The Gingko TR dust cover is the best way to protect your turntable and feature it like a museum piece.

    Gingko Audio
    $299.00
    Gingko Audio Plinth Top Dust Cover for VPI Traveler Buy Now
  • VPI Traveler Dustcover by Ginko Audio VPI Traveler Dustcover by Ginko Audio Quick View

    $299.00
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    VPI Traveler Dustcover by Ginko Audio

    This dust cover is designed specifically for the VPI Traveler Turntable by Gingko Audio. The Gingko TR dust cover is the best way to protect your turntable and feature it like a museum piece.


    Please specify if you have a VPI Traveler Version 1 or Version 2.

    Gingko Audio
    $299.00
    Gingko Audio Dust Cover for VPI Traveler Buy Now
  • The Player and Nomad Series Acrylic Tabletop Dust Cover The Player and Nomad Series Acrylic Tabletop Dust Cover Quick View

    $299.00
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    The Player and Nomad Series Acrylic Tabletop Dust Cover

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    The Only Dust Cover Authorized By VPI Industries


    In order to protect your investment in a VPI turntable, AudioShield created a product line that supports production VPI turntables.


    This cover supports the VPI Nomad and VPI Player turntable.


    This product is 100% made in the United States of America.


    AudioShield warrants this unit against defects in materials and/or workmanship for 90 days from the date of purchase.


    Product Dimensions:

    Width: 20

    Depth: 15

    Height: 6.5


    Turntable not included in purchase.

    AudioShield
    $299.00
    VPI Dust Cover - Tabletop Buy Now
  • Concept Dustcover Concept Dustcover Quick View

    $250.00
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    Concept Dustcover

    Clearaudio clear acrylic dustcover for the Concept Turntable and its incredible features!


    • Made in Germany

    • 2 piece 30mm thick Delrin platter

    • Polished tempered steel bearing shaft within sintered bronze bushings

    • Mirror polished teflon thrust pad

    • Belt-driven by a decoupled DC motor

    • 33, 45 and 78 rpm at a turn of a dial

    • Verify tonearm features a friction-free magnetic bearing

    • Optional factory mounted and aligned MM or MC phono cartridge



    This product is not eligible for discount.

    Clearaudio Accessories
    $250.00
    Clearaudio Dust Cover Buy Now
  • Prime Series Acrylic Turntable Tabletop Dust Cover Prime Series Acrylic Turntable Tabletop Dust Cover Quick View

    $349.00
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    Prime Series Acrylic Turntable Tabletop Dust Cover

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    The Only Dust Cover Authorized By VPI Industries


    In order to protect your investment in a VPI turntable, AudioShield created a product line that supports production VPI turntables.


    This product supports the VPI Prime and VPI Prime Signature turntables.


    This product is 100% made in the United States of America.


    AudioShield warrants this unit against defects in materials and/or workmanship for 90 days from the date of purchase.


    Product Dimensions:

    Width: 24

    Depth: 17.25

    Height: 10.25


    Turntable not included in purchase.

    AudioShield
    $349.00
    VPI Dust Cover - Tabletop Buy Now
  • Gingko VPI Scout Table Top Dust Cover Gingko VPI Scout Table Top Dust Cover Quick View

    $369.00
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    Gingko VPI Scout Table Top Dust Cover

    This table top dust cover is designed specifically for the VPI Scout Turntable by Gingko Audio. The Gingko dust cover is the best way to protect your turntable and feature it like a museum piece.


    Fits On The VPI Scout, Scout Jr, and Scoutmaster Turntable.

    Gingko Audio
    $369.00
    Gingko VPI Scout Table Top Dust Cover Buy Now
  • Gingko VPI Classic Plinth Dust Cover Gingko VPI Classic Plinth Dust Cover Quick View

    $369.00
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    Gingko VPI Classic Plinth Dust Cover

    This plinth top dust cover is designed specifically for the VPI Classic Turntable by Gingko Audio. The Gingko CP dust cover is the best way to protect your turntable and feature it like a museum piece.


    Fits On The VPI Classic 1, 2 and Classic Signature.

    Gingko Audio
    $369.00
    Gingko VPI Classic Plinth Dust Cover Buy Now
  • Gingko VPI Classic Table Top Dust Cover Gingko VPI Classic Table Top Dust Cover Quick View

    $399.00
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    Gingko VPI Classic Table Top Dust Cover

    This table top dust cover is designed specifically for the VPI Classic Turntable by Gingko Audio. The Gingko CT dust cover is the best way to protect your turntable and feature it like a museum piece.


    Fits On The VPI Classic 1, 2 and Classic Signature.

    Gingko Audio
    $399.00
    Gingko VPI Classic Table Top Dust Cover Buy Now
  • Gingko Plinth Top Dust Cover for VPI Traveler (Open Box) Gingko Plinth Top Dust Cover for VPI Traveler (Open Box) Quick View

    $199.00
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    Gingko Plinth Top Dust Cover for VPI Traveler (Open Box)



    Open Box


    This plinth top dust cover is designed specifically for the VPI Traveler turntable by Gingko Audio. The Gingko TR dust cover is the best way to protect your turntable and feature it like a museum piece.

    Demo Discounts
    $199.00
    Gingko Audio Plinth Top Dust Cover for VPI Traveler (Open Box) Buy Now
  • Gingko Table Top Dust Cover for VPI Prime Gingko Table Top Dust Cover for VPI Prime Quick View

    $399.00
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    Gingko Table Top Dust Cover for VPI Prime

    This table top dust cover is designed specifically for the VPI Prime Turntable by Gingko Audio.

    Gingko Audio
    $399.00
    Gingko Table Top Dust Cover for VPI Prime Buy Now
  • Marantz TT42 Turntable Marantz TT42 Turntable Quick View

    $329.00
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    Marantz TT42 Turntable


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    Fully Automatic Belt Drive Turntable


    Combining classic turntable design with modern audio technologies, the Marantz TT42 Turntable plays back your vinyl collection with stunning audio quality. This turntable features a fully automatic mechanism that plays records with a touch of a button. A low-coloration tone arm, DC servo motor, and belt drive ensure pristine, interference-free playback.


    Enjoy your vinyl collection with stunning audio quality thanks to modern audio technologies. Low-coloration tone arm, DC servo motor, and belt drive ensure pristine, interference-free playback.


    Vinyl Record Playing with Modern Convenience


    Have you noticed the resurgence of vinyl record sales in recent years? Fueled by the fact that many treasured albums have not been issued in digital format, and with newer artists continuing to release music on vinyl, turntables are popping up in living rooms all over the world.


    The Marantz TT42 Turntable combines old school record playing with convenient, high-performance features. The turntable is fully automatic: with a push of the play button, the tone arm precisely lifts itself onto the record groove, saving you the trouble of having to manually position the stylus. Once playback has concluded, the tone arm safely returns to its resting position without scuffing your record.


    A Quality Mechanism for High-Fidelity Playback


    The TT42 turntable is outfitted with a low-coloration tone arm that resists resonance for a clear, balanced sound. A high quality, moving magnet cartridge is preset at the factory for proper tracking and smooth response. In addition, the turntable's DC servo belt drive keeps the motor running at a constant speed for optimum performance. The TT42 is designed to produce a stunning, nuanced, and distortion-free audio performance.


    A version of the TT42 with a phono preamp, the TT42P, which features built-in phono input circuitry, is also available to accommodate multi-channel receivers that lack a proper phono input.


    The Marantz TT42 Turntable comes complete with a clear plastic dust cover and is backed by a three-year limited warranty, subject to the full warranty terms and conditions.


    Marantz
    $329.00
    Marantz TT42 Turntable Buy Now
  • Rega Planar 1 Turntable 4 OPTIONS AVAILABLE Rega Planar 1 Turntable Quick View

    $475.00
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    Rega Planar 1 Turntable

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    Welcome the Rega Planar 1, the best offering in entry level audiophile turntables.


    The new Planar 1 is the most user friendly Rega turntable to date. Now with preset bias force on the brand new RB110 tonearm, the Planar 1 is set up in seconds after unpacking. Simply slide the balance weight onto the rear of the tonearm as far as it will go, remove the stylus guard and start spinning your favourite vinyl.


    Performance beyond price

    Every single aspect of the Planar 1 has been meticulously designed to improve performance. For the first time the Planar 1 is now running a 24v, low noise, synchronous motor to reduce vibration transfer combined with our brand new RB110 tonearm fitted with Rega's bespoke zero play bearings. Only sharing the drive belt, sub platter and dust cover from the outgoing RP1, this is truly a new turntable for 2016.


    If you are looking to get back into vinyl and want serious performance that will last you a lifetime, then look no further.


    Features:


    • Plug and Play design, set-up in less than thirty seconds.
    • Hand assembled RB110 tonearm.
    • High quality, low vibration motor.
    • Phenolic resin, flywheel effect platter.
    • Factory fitted Carbon moving magnet cartridge.
    • Performance Pack upgrade available (optional).

    The Performance Pack Kit Includes:

    • Rega-built Bias 2 MM cartridge
    • thick black 100% wool platter mat
    • reference drive belt (the white belt)

    Free installation of the Performance Pack upgrade is optional.


    Rega Turntables
    $475.00
    Planar Turntable - Black or White - Performance Pack Option
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  • Audio Technica AT-LP120-USB Turntable Audio Technica AT-LP120-USB Turntable Quick View

    $299.00
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    Audio Technica AT-LP120-USB Turntable


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    This professional stereo turntable features a high-torque direct-drive motor for quick start-ups and a USB output that connects directly to your computer. Other features include: forward and reverse play capability; cast aluminum platter with slip mat and a start/stop button; three speeds 33/45/78; selectable high-accuracy quartz-controlled pitch lock and pitch change slider control with +/-10% or +/-20% adjustment ranges; and removable hinged dust cover. A selectable internal stereo phono pre-amplifier allows the turntable to plug directly to components with no dedicated turntable input. A USB cable and adapter cables are included along with Mac- and PC-compatible Audacity software to digitize your LPs.


    Audio Technica
    $299.00
    Direct Drive USB Turntable Buy Now
  • Audio Technica AT-LP120BK-USB Turntable Audio Technica AT-LP120BK-USB Turntable Quick View

    $299.00
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    Audio Technica AT-LP120BK-USB Turntable


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    This professional stereo turntable features a high-torque direct-drive motor for quick start-ups and a USB output that connects directly to your computer. Other features include: forward and reverse play capability; cast aluminum platter with slip mat and a start/stop button; three speeds 33/45/78; selectable high-accuracy quartz-controlled pitch lock and pitch change slider control with +/-10% or +/-20% adjustment ranges; and removable hinged dust cover. A selectable internal stereo phono pre-amplifier allows the turntable to plug directly to components with no dedicated turntable input. A USB cable and adapter cables are included along with Mac- and PC-compatible Audacity software to digitize your LPs.


    Audio Technica
    $299.00
    Direct Drive USB Turntable Buy Now
  • MMF- USB 1 Turntable MMF- USB 1 Turntable Quick View

    $249.00
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    MMF- USB 1 Turntable


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    Music Hall's new usb-1 is a convenient, easy to use, and fun turntable. It's a snap to set-up and comes with everything you need to start spinning vinyl. Whether you're looking to digitize and download your record collection, release your inner DJ, or simply discover the joy of spinning vinyl, the usb-1 is your answer. It has a built-in phono preamp, cartridge, dust cover, and includes all necessary cables and software required for simple plug and play operation.


    Music Hall Turntables
    $249.00
    MMF- USB 1 - With Cartridge Buy Now
  • Rega Planar 6 Turntable 3 OPTIONS AVAILABLE Rega Planar 6 Turntable Quick View

    $1,595.00
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    Rega Planar 6 Turntable




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    **All Cartridges Installed Free Of Charge**


    The Planar 6 is built around the huge success of the RP8 and RP10 turntables. It is the first new Rega turntable to be constructed with an ultra lightweight Tan-Cast 8 polyurethane foam core plinth (a material developed for the aerospace industry) . This material is sandwiched between a new HPL (high pressure laminate). HPL is exceptionally thin whilst extremely rigid and is presented in a stunning Polaris matt grey finished with high gloss polymer black edge trim.


    The Planar 6 now benefits from a single piece, machined aluminum sub-platter, a new 24v motor hand tuned and matched to its own NEO power supply and custom drive pulley fitted with our upgrade drive belt as standard.


    The Neo PSU uses the RP10 DSP (digital signal processing) generator built upon a high stability crystal. The DSP generator will divide the accurate signal from the crystal to the exact frequency required to turn the platter at the selected speed. The DSP generator will also produce a near perfect sinusoidal waveform to drive the motor. This, along with an efficient drive amplifier, generates a 24V AC balanced signal of less than 0.15% distortion, which is completely un-affected by any changes in the mains/line voltage and conditions. This then drives the turntables anti-vibration circuit, which is situated beneath the turntable.


    Key Features:


    • NEO power supply.
    • Super lightweight foam core plinth.
    • Plinth laminate: New Polaris HPL (high pressure laminate). Non-marking matt finish scratch resistant high rigidity skin.
    • Available in one finish 'Polaris Grey' matt finish with high gloss black polymer edge trim.
    • Upgrade white drive belt fitted as standard.
    • Custom dual layer smoked / clear float glass platter.
    • Single piece aluminium sub platter.
    • Custom machined high precision drive pulley.
    • Patent pending, ultra-low friction central brass hub.
    • Rega's double brace technology, with integral custom matched aluminium tonearm and hub pillars to ensure maximum rigidity and accuracy.
    • RB330 handmade precision tonearm with custom stainless weight.
    • New high spec Rega 24v low noise synchronous motor - each motor matched by hand to its own NEO PSU ensuring optimum anti-vibration control.
    • New smoked dust cover.
    • New aluminium foot trims and Planar style feet.
    • Available with Ania MC cartridge factory fitted.


    Rega Turntables
    $1,595.00
    Planar 6 Turntable - Cartridge Options
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  • Pro-Ject Primary Phono USB Turntable 2 COLORS AVAILABLE Pro-Ject Primary Phono USB Turntable Quick View

    $299.00
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    Pro-Ject Primary Phono USB Turntable



    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    Pro-Ject's belt-driven Primary turntable is your answer to achieving affordable high fidelity vinyl playback and digitization with minimal setup.


    If you thought that a turntable set-up is complicated like rocket-science, Primary proves the contrary. This good sounding belt-drive deck offers the fastest possible installation process because it comes pre-adjusted out of the box. No further set-up is needed. Tracking force and anti-skating are carefully set. An acrylic dust cover is included. The turntable is available in matt black or matt white colour. Because Primary Phono USB comes with pre-mounted cartridge and built-in phono preamplifier with USB output, connection to both line-level input of your hifi system and PC/Mac easily can be used simultaneously! Open-Source recording software Audacity® is not based on a specific platform, is available for free and the perfect solution for recording and processing of your audio data.


    Pro-Ject
    $299.00
    Primary Phono USB Turntable - 2 Colors Available
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  • Rega RP10 Turntable (No Cartridge) Rega RP10 Turntable (No Cartridge) Quick View

    $5,495.00
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    Rega RP10 Turntable (No Cartridge)

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    Need help choosing or installing your phono cartridge? Please contact our audio advisor at 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    **All Cartridges Installed Free Of Charge**


    The Rega RP10 skeletal turntable.


    Rega is extremely pleased to announce the launch of the much awaited RP10.


    Rega's design philosophy extends further than ever before with advanced components built around our radical new plinth design. Featuring the brand new RB2000 tonearm, a ceramic flywheel effect platter and the custom RP10 power supply (allowing total control and accuracy over both motor vibration and speed performance) guarantee the highest level of performance from a Rega turntable to date.


    The RP10 will also be available with its perfect partner, the Apheta moving coil cartridge, factory fitted as a package option.


    The Evolution of Revolution


    Evolution is a well proven and documented process in many areas of our lives. This applies in particular to design engineers and machines. Over the past forty years our cars have become more reliable and economical whilst we take for granted the reliability and speed of modern aircraft. Rega is no exception to evolution. Rega's experience and previous achievements allow us to continually develop and produce better products.


    The RP10 represents probably the biggest step forward in the evolution of Roy Gandy's turntable design philosophies. Low mass, high rigidity plinths combined with electronically controlled low vibration motors, high flywheel effect platters and lower mass higher stability tonearms.


    RP10 Custom power supply


    Housed in Rega's custom design case is a brand new advanced anti vibration and speed control circuit dedicated to running the 24v low noise motor. The speed and control of the motor is achieved by using a new DSP (digital signal processing) generator built upon a high stability crystal. The device will divide the accurate square wave from the crystal to the exact frequency required to turn the platter at the selected speed. The DSP core will also generate a near perfect sinusoidal waveform to power the motor. Factory set vibration and speed adjustments are then made to the power supply to tune the motor for optimal performance.


    The entire tonearm structure is designed to have the minimum of mechanical joints whilst using the stiffest materials in all critical areas. The tolerance of the RB2000 tonearm is so tight that no adhesive is used at any point throughout the construction. A brand new low mass, precision engineered, vertical bearing assembly has been manufactured to further compliment the inherent design philosophy of the RP10 turntable.


    The RB2000 uses the latest award winning Rega arm tube. Each one which is meticulously hand polished (keeping mass to an absolute minimum) and has been completely redesigned to redistribute mass and further reduce stresses and resonances. This advanced design tube increases the stiffness and rigidity of the overall assembly whilst reducing stress on the bearings even further.


    Magnesium and Phenolic - Dual bracing


    A super lightweight plinth combined with a double brace mounted specifically where the increased rigidity is required (between the tonearm mounting and the main hub bearing) forms a structurally sound "stressed beam" assembly. This design prevents energy absorption and unwanted resonances which will add un-natural distortions to the music. The RP10 takes our double brace technology to the next level. Not content with an unprecedented stiffness to mass ratio, Rega have obsessively reduced any resonant properties by using two different materials for the new stressed beam. The top layer is magnesium and the bottom layer is pheno-lic (two of the lightest and stiffest materials available). Incorporating two different materials into the brace structure lowers their ability to pick up unwanted airborne vibrations. Simply put, different materials have different natural resonances. By using two different materials together they decrease the natural frequency of each other by self damping.


    Super flywheel effect ceramic platter


    The RP10 uses a custom ceramic flywheel effect platter. The platter is produced from ceramic oxide powder which is compressed, fired and diamond cut to ensure perfect accuracy and flatness across the surface. The new platter features a modified construction over the previous P9 version with improved coupling to the sub platter.


    24V Low noise motor


    The motor is a high specification, 24V twin phase synchronous unit. It is controlled by Rega's unique and innovative RP10-PSU power supply. The motor drives the CNC machined pulley, sub platter and hub-bearing assembly via the twin belt drive. Each motor is individually hand tuned to its own custom power supply in the factory to minimise vibration, motor noise and ensure optimum performance.


    Skeletal plinth design with polyolefin foam core


    Controversially Rega has always researched methods of producing light but stiff and rigid plinths. The technology is simple: unwanted noise at microscopic levels is developed by the turntable motor and main bearing. The plinth can also pick up airborne vibration from the music. From the beginning in the 1970's Rega pioneered the use of a stressed skin structure for the plinth. This uses two layers of phenolic resin with a lightweight particle or fibre board sandwiched between the skins. This technique has been used in many applications where stiff, light structures are needed such as an aircraft wing or a Formula 1 chassis.


    The current increase in interest in turntables has allowed Rega to research and develop higher technology structures for the customer who is happy pay a little more for higher sound quality. The all new RP10 turntable utilises a unique new stressed skin structure produced from thin phenolic skins sandwiching a featherweight nitrogen expanded, closed cell, polyolefin foam core. This material has been developed exclusively for Rega over a three year period. The RP10 plinth is 7 times lighter than the weight of the original Planar 3 plinth. Rega has added even more stiffness in the crucial area between the arm and the main bearing.


    De-coupled outer frame and dust cover


    A common problem for many skeletal design turntables is the inability to incorporate an effective dust cover into the design. We have constructed an outer frame that minimises contact between the inner and outer plinth. The only points of contact are three location devices on the feet which centralises the inner and outer plinths perfectly. This makes set-up extremely easy and allows the use of a dust cover. The RP10 can be used without the outer frame if so desired.


    Turntable design & mythology


    Today there are many approaches to Hi-Fi design which follow established and informed engineering or electronic principles. Amplifier and loudspeaker design has been well documented over the years with excellent technical publications. These subjects have been based on tried and tested acoustic criteria and many computer software programs now exist that enable a near amateur to design a passable working loudspeaker based on known acoustic and mathematical parameters.


    Enter turntable design: When it comes to turntable design we are limited to a few poorly informed articles describing only very limited aspects of design. This is a subject full of mythology. Designers propose theories that counter the basic laws of physics, use terminology that doesn't actually exist in the engineering world, build products that are more like beautiful sculptures than acoustic reproduction machines and sell items costing tens of thousands of pounds that hardly function as intended and often fail to work at all.


    For instance a very common myth is "the heavier the better" concept. Turntable bases weighing tens of kilograms are not uncommon. The reality is that the base actually needs to be as light as possible to prevent unwanted bearing and motor noise being transferred to the turntable or record. Platters also fall under a similar myth with many platter designs becoming so heavy that it is impossible to design a correctly functioning bearing (and some so light that anyone can hear the speed inconsistency). The turntable platter itself needs to be of enough weight to spin at a constant speed within the confines of the chosen bearing and motor drive system.


    Many amateur designers in any field choose one component in a design and try to achieve an extreme in size, weight and quality. They believe that by taking one theory to its extreme the design will become "perfect". The reality of all engineering, design (and life) is that perfection is not possible. Based on this reality, Rega's goal has always been to optimise a mixture of numerous "correct compromises" thus bringing the designer nearer to the unachievable goal of perfection.


    Rega Turntables
    $5,495.00
    Rega RP10 - No Cartridge Buy Now
  • Rega RP10 Turntable (With Cartridge) Rega RP10 Turntable (With Cartridge) Quick View

    $6,695.00
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    Rega RP10 Turntable (With Cartridge)

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    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    **All Cartridges Installed Free Of Charge**


    Factory Fitted With Apheta 2 Moving Coil Cartridge


    The Rega RP10 skeletal turntable.


    Rega is extremely pleased to announce the launch of the much awaited RP10.


    Rega's design philosophy extends further than ever before with advanced components built around our radical new plinth design. Featuring the brand new RB2000 tonearm, a ceramic flywheel effect platter and the custom RP10 power supply (allowing total control and accuracy over both motor vibration and speed performance) guarantee the highest level of performance from a Rega turntable to date.


    The Evolution of Revolution


    Evolution is a well proven and documented process in many areas of our lives. This applies in particular to design engineers and machines. Over the past forty years our cars have become more reliable and economical whilst we take for granted the reliability and speed of modern aircraft. Rega is no exception to evolution. Rega's experience and previous achievements allow us to continually develop and produce better products.


    The RP10 represents probably the biggest step forward in the evolution of Roy Gandy's turntable design philosophies. Low mass, high rigidity plinths combined with electronically controlled low vibration motors, high flywheel effect platters and lower mass higher stability tonearms.


    RP10 Custom power supply


    Housed in Rega's custom design case is a brand new advanced anti vibration and speed control circuit dedicated to running the 24v low noise motor. The speed and control of the motor is achieved by using a new DSP (digital signal processing) generator built upon a high stability crystal. The device will divide the accurate square wave from the crystal to the exact frequency required to turn the platter at the selected speed. The DSP core will also generate a near perfect sinusoidal waveform to power the motor. Factory set vibration and speed adjustments are then made to the power supply to tune the motor for optimal performance.


    The entire tonearm structure is designed to have the minimum of mechanical joints whilst using the stiffest materials in all critical areas. The tolerance of the RB2000 tonearm is so tight that no adhesive is used at any point throughout the construction. A brand new low mass, precision engineered, vertical bearing assembly has been manufactured to further compliment the inherent design philosophy of the RP10 turntable.


    The RB2000 uses the latest award winning Rega arm tube. Each one which is meticulously hand polished (keeping mass to an absolute minimum) and has been completely redesigned to redistribute mass and further reduce stresses and resonances. This advanced design tube increases the stiffness and rigidity of the overall assembly whilst reducing stress on the bearings even further.


    Magnesium and Phenolic - Dual bracing


    A super lightweight plinth combined with a double brace mounted specifically where the increased rigidity is required (between the tonearm mounting and the main hub bearing) forms a structurally sound "stressed beam" assembly. This design prevents energy absorption and unwanted resonances which will add un-natural distortions to the music. The RP10 takes our double brace technology to the next level. Not content with an unprecedented stiffness to mass ratio, Rega have obsessively reduced any resonant properties by using two different materials for the new stressed beam. The top layer is magnesium and the bottom layer is pheno-lic (two of the lightest and stiffest materials available). Incorporating two different materials into the brace structure lowers their ability to pick up unwanted airborne vibrations. Simply put, different materials have different natural resonances. By using two different materials together they decrease the natural frequency of each other by self damping.


    Super flywheel effect ceramic platter


    The RP10 uses a custom ceramic flywheel effect platter. The platter is produced from ceramic oxide powder which is compressed, fired and diamond cut to ensure perfect accuracy and flatness across the surface. The new platter features a modified construction over the previous P9 version with improved coupling to the sub platter.


    24V Low noise motor


    The motor is a high specification, 24V twin phase synchronous unit. It is controlled by Rega's unique and innovative RP10-PSU power supply. The motor drives the CNC machined pulley, sub platter and hub-bearing assembly via the twin belt drive. Each motor is individually hand tuned to its own custom power supply in the factory to minimise vibration, motor noise and ensure optimum performance.


    Skeletal plinth design with polyolefin foam core


    Controversially Rega has always researched methods of producing light but stiff and rigid plinths. The technology is simple: unwanted noise at microscopic levels is developed by the turntable motor and main bearing. The plinth can also pick up airborne vibration from the music. From the beginning in the 1970's Rega pioneered the use of a stressed skin structure for the plinth. This uses two layers of phenolic resin with a lightweight particle or fibre board sandwiched between the skins. This technique has been used in many applications where stiff, light structures are needed such as an aircraft wing or a Formula 1 chassis.


    The current increase in interest in turntables has allowed Rega to research and develop higher technology structures for the customer who is happy pay a little more for higher sound quality. The all new RP10 turntable utilises a unique new stressed skin structure produced from thin phenolic skins sandwiching a featherweight nitrogen expanded, closed cell, polyolefin foam core. This material has been developed exclusively for Rega over a three year period. The RP10 plinth is 7 times lighter than the weight of the original Planar 3 plinth. Rega has added even more stiffness in the crucial area between the arm and the main bearing.


    De-coupled outer frame and dust cover


    A common problem for many skeletal design turntables is the inability to incorporate an effective dust cover into the design. We have constructed an outer frame that minimises contact between the inner and outer plinth. The only points of contact are three location devices on the feet which centralises the inner and outer plinths perfectly. This makes set-up extremely easy and allows the use of a dust cover. The RP10 can be used without the outer frame if so desired.


    Turntable design & mythology


    Today there are many approaches to Hi-Fi design which follow established and informed engineering or electronic principles. Amplifier and loudspeaker design has been well documented over the years with excellent technical publications. These subjects have been based on tried and tested acoustic criteria and many computer software programs now exist that enable a near amateur to design a passable working loudspeaker based on known acoustic and mathematical parameters.


    Enter turntable design: When it comes to turntable design we are limited to a few poorly informed articles describing only very limited aspects of design. This is a subject full of mythology. Designers propose theories that counter the basic laws of physics, use terminology that doesn't actually exist in the engineering world, build products that are more like beautiful sculptures than acoustic reproduction machines and sell items costing tens of thousands of pounds that hardly function as intended and often fail to work at all.


    For instance a very common myth is "the heavier the better" concept. Turntable bases weighing tens of kilograms are not uncommon. The reality is that the base actually needs to be as light as possible to prevent unwanted bearing and motor noise being transferred to the turntable or record. Platters also fall under a similar myth with many platter designs becoming so heavy that it is impossible to design a correctly functioning bearing (and some so light that anyone can hear the speed inconsistency). The turntable platter itself needs to be of enough weight to spin at a constant speed within the confines of the chosen bearing and motor drive system.


    Many amateur designers in any field choose one component in a design and try to achieve an extreme in size, weight and quality. They believe that by taking one theory to its extreme the design will become "perfect". The reality of all engineering, design (and life) is that perfection is not possible. Based on this reality, Rega's goal has always been to optimise a mixture of numerous "correct compromises" thus bringing the designer nearer to the unachievable goal of perfection.


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    In order to protect your investment in a VPI turntable, AudioShield created a product line that supports production VPI turntables.


    This cover supports the VPI Classic, VPI Classic II, VPI Classic III, and VPI Classic Signature turntables.


    This product is 100% made in the United States of America.


    AudioShield warrants this unit against defects in materials and/or workmanship for 90 days from the date of purchase.


    Product Dimensions:

    Width: 20

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    Fully Automatic Belt Drive Turntable With On-Board Phono EQ


    You want to jump into the vinyl records craze, but many of today's AV receivers and integrated amplifiers lack a proper phono input. That's why Marantz offers the TT42P, a special version of the TT42 with a built-in phono preamp. The TT42P does not require a dedicated phono input; simply plug it into any line level audio input (the same type of input you would use for a compact disc player). The turntable comes ready-to-play with a pre-installed cartridge, so you'll be spinning records moments after unboxing. A low-coloration tone arm, DC servo motor, and belt drive ensure pristine, interference-free playback.


    Enjoy your vinyl collection with stunning audio quality thanks to modern audio technologies. Low-coloration tone arm, DC servo motor, and belt drive ensure pristine, interference-free playback.


    Vinyl Record Playing with Modern Convenience


    Have you noticed the resurgence of vinyl record sales in recent years? Fueled by the fact that many treasured albums have not been issued in digital format, and with newer artists continuing to release music on vinyl, turntables are popping up in living rooms all over the world.


    The Marantz TT42P Turntable combines old school record playing with convenient, high-performance features. The turntable is fully automatic: with a push of the play button, the tone arm precisely lifts itself onto the record groove, saving you the trouble of having to manually position the stylus. Once playback has concluded, the tone arm safely returns to its resting position without scuffing your record.


    Built-In Phono Preamp for Easy Connectivity


    Because many audio receivers do not feature a dedicated phono input, the TT42P comes with a built-in phono input circuitry. This allows you to plug the TT42P into any line level audio input (the same type of input you would use for a compact disc player) for easy, plug-and-play enjoyment of your vinyl collection.


    A Quality Mechanism for High-Fidelity Playback


    The TT42P turntable is outfitted with a low-coloration tone arm that resists resonance for a clear, balanced sound. A high quality, moving magnet cartridge is preset at the factory for proper tracking and smooth response. In addition, the turntable's DC servo belt drive keeps the motor running at a constant speed for optimum performance. The TT42P is designed to produce a stunning, nuanced, and distortion-free audio performance.


    A version of the TT42P without a phono preamp, the TT42, is also available and works with multi-channel receivers that feature a dedicated phono input.


    The Marantz TT42P Turntable comes complete with a clear plastic dust cover and is backed by a three-year limited warranty, subject to the full warranty terms and conditions.


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