Turntables

turntables

If you want to play back your LP, a record player is what you need. A good turntable not only spins you right round, but it stops unwanted vibrations from getting to your wanted vibrations. Record players come in many varieties, from the simple to the complex. Luckily we stock something for all tastes.

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  • Acoustic Signature Invictus Neo (without Tonearm or Cartridge)

    This incomparable turntable has been assembled with a total of 479 individual, hand-constructed parts.

    Up to four tone arms can be added in its construction; the Invictus can be fitted with approximately every tone arm thereby enabling a never before existent flexibility and at the same time fulfilling the highest demands in musicality, rendition and aesthetics.

    The base for the Invictus consists of an elaborately shaped lower section optimized in terms of stiffness and low vibration according to the latest knowledge in mechanics and application of finite element methods. A perfectly shaped cover panel is placed over this with the actual Invictus chassis resting on top of it.

    These turntables are hewn from their raw materials in the German factory. Nothing is bought in or left to chance. Once you feel and hear an Invictus in person do you understand the pinnacle of engineering upon which it sits.

    Built to order in Germany.

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    $275,000.00

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  • Acoustic Signature Ascona Neo, without tonearm and cartridge

    This is THE Turntable that sits pride of place in the reference system here at Carlton Audio Visual. To put this first into context, our reference system consists of the Sonus Faber Flagship Aida 2 Speakers, Audio Research 160M Monoblocks & Ref 6 Pre-amp with a matching CD9SE CD player and PH9 phono stage. This is it...

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    Even though we have an extensive range of turntables, we still didn't have the right one for this system. 

    It wasn't until Rab went to Munich High-End Hi-Fi show and sat down and listened to the Acoustic Signature's range, that he found THE ONE. He said the Invictus (@ c. $275,000 AUD) was the best turntable he had ever heard BUT this, the Ascona, holds many of the technical details of the Invictus and would also sit perfectly on our ready to go Basso Continuo rack (Invictus was a liiiittle large). 

    Most importantly, the Ascona brings to life an analogue recording like nothing we've ever had in store. The 3D image of the music is papable. When we play Adele's 21, I feel like I can take a step and touch the microphone that she's singing into. 

    We made sure to have the TA-9000 Tonearm mounted to this beauty.The TA-9000 is in itself an engineering marvel and I'm not the only person to believe that it is simply the very best tonearm money can buy. They make each of these with a Selective Laser Melting Process Machine millimeter by millimeter so that the inner tube is connected to the outer tubing with a precise tree-branch structure that COMPLETELY does away with resonance effects.

    We've finished off the set up with a Van den Hul Crimson Stradivarius cartridge. 

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  • The Yamaha 5000 system ... when a music instrument superpower makes a high fidelity system

    This is an ambitious high end single brand system that throws down the gauntlet from Japan to the rest of the World. Needless to Yamaha have the resources to pull something like this off. Although the elements of the 5000 are firmly based on the iconic NS1000 loudspeakers and the turntable pre and power amplifiers of the time, this system is thoroughly representative of third decade 21st century materials and design. The Absolute Sound on the Yamaha 5000 system

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  • Rega Niaid turntable ... one of 12 in the world

    The Rega Naiad is their ultimate record player. Until this time there were only two in existence, one in the home of Rega company founder Roy Gandy and the other in the house of his friend from Deep Purple.
    I got to listen to the one in Roy's house a while ago. He played me The Proclaimers and the earth moved for me.
    There are now just ten of these being made and shipped. Australia will have one ... we are hoping that someone will buy it from us ....

    The Niaid is subject to limited stock availability in Australia but please call us to confirm.

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    $55,990.00

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  • Acoustic Signature Ascona Mk3 Turntable (No Tonearms)

    This is THE Turntable that sits pride of place in the reference system here at Carlton Audio Visual. To put this first into context, our reference system consists of the Sonus Faber Flagship Aida 2 Speakers, Audio Research 160M Monoblocks & Ref 6 Pre-amp with a matching CD9SE CD player and PH9 phono stage. This is it...

    Image may contain: one or more people, people sitting, living room and indoor

    Even though we have an extensive range of turntables, we still didn't have the right one for this system. 

    It wasn't until Rab went to Munich High-End Hi-Fi show and sat down and listened to the Acoustic Signature's range, that he found THE ONE. He said the Invictus (@ c. $275,000 AUD) was the best turntable he had ever heard BUT this, the Ascona, holds many of the technical details of the Invictus and would also sit perfectly on our ready to go Basso Continuo rack (Invictus was a liiiittle large). 

    Most importantly, the Ascona brings to life an analogue recording like nothing we've ever had in store. The 3D image of the music is papable. When we play Adele's 21, I feel like I can take a step and touch the microphone that she's singing into. 

    We made sure to have the TA-9000 Tonearm mounted to this beauty.The TA-9000 is in itself an engineering marvel and I'm not the only person to believe that it is simply the very best tonearm money can buy. They make each of these with a Selective Laser Melting Process Machine millimeter by millimeter so that the inner tube is connected to the outer tubing with a precise tree-branch structure that COMPLETELY does away with resonance effects.

    We've finished off the set up with a Van den Hul Crimson Stradivarius cartridge. 

    The new Ascona Neo has been released by Acoustic Signature and this unit is available for sale

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  • La Platine - Verdier.....Magnetic Levitation Turntable Since 1979

    J.C. Verdier has been manufacturing this turntable for over Thirty years for the French home market and for export to the USA, Germany and the Far East where it has achieved great acclaim.

    La Platine Verdier – the French word “platine” (pronounced pla-teen, with the accent on the last syllable) means turntable; it was conceived by Jean Constant Verdier or ERA fame, so the name means the Verdier turntable – was first presented to the public in 1979.

    The Platine Verdier’s success story is written by its proud owners and daily users. We are happy to have contributed to that story; that a product is still going strong after more than 35 years in a fast-changing market is testament to its stature and value.

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    $22,880.00

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  • Acoustic Signature Tornado Neo (without Tonearm or Cartridge)

    Modeled on the High End Invictus Turntable, the Tornado Neo offers the best of Acoustic Signature design at a modest price point.

    Complete with 4 silencers on the platter that dampen vibrations, capacity to have up to 3 different tonearms and diamond coated spindle on the bearing, this is a serious turntable from a company that's serious about turntables.

    You won't find any mention of colouration, bloom or muddiness in descriptions of this turntable. If you're after the fluffy uncontrolled vinyl sounds of the 70s, there are many other options out there. If you want to hear what modern turntable design of the 21st century can do when every detail of the Turntable is examined for its inertia and low resonance properties, you must look at an Acoustic Signature. The result of though-out engineering coupled with an exposed yet beautiful industrial design is a turntable that is sounds devastatingly clear and musical and shows off its engineering prowess with a raw beauty.

     

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  • Yamaha GT-5000 Turntable...... A Japanese Homage to the monsters of the 70's & 80's

    The Yamaha GT5000 ... a turntable uniquely made by its own rules ... I think the tonearm design is excellent. I have sat through days literally of playing the GT5000 to the most critical possible audience at Hi Fi shows and not one indivisual has noted any tracking or balance errors, because there are none. Supremely low noise and precise is the emphasis here and the unique balanced out is a perfect match for a high quality phono stage or, even better, a C5000 preamplifier ...

    By the way although this shares a designation of a certain American sports car ... that is far too crude an analogy for the precision and quality of this Record Player. More like a Nissan GT-R Nismo edition ...

    Please note the outstanding reviews this turntable has been getting in the description below ...

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    $12,995.00

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  • Michell Orbe (no Tonearm)

    Michell utilise an inverted oil circulating bearing technology that completely revolutionised turntables when they introduced it. It results in near non existent friction in the bearing that leads to a tight and defined bass sound that other turntable companies can't reproduce.

    An extra heavy design that absorbs vibrations creating the perfect inert platform for music playback as well as a spiffed up motor and power supply set this deck apart from other Michell Turntables.

    Generally we specify a tonearm like the Rega RB3000 (RRP $2749) on this deck.

    For a number of our staff members, the Orbe has been the Turntable of choice. The vinyl obsessives amongst us revel in the dexterity and clarity of sound this deck produces. True HiFi fanatics rejoice...Amen.

    This version of the Orbe complete with perspex plinth and lid that keep out pesky environmental disturbances (something as simple as walking around on the floor near the Turntable) to create an even more inert deck and controlled sound.

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  • Michell Orbe Se (No Tonearm)

    This is Michell Engineerings Reference Turntable simply without the Acrylic cover and plinth. Michell utilise an inverted oil circulating bearing technology that completely revolutionised turntables when they introduced it. It results in near non existent friction in the bearing that leads to a tight and defined bass sound that other turntable companies can't reproduce. 

    An extra heavy design that absorbs vibrations creating the perfect inert platform for music playback as well as a spiffed up motor and power supply set this deck apart from other Michell Turntables.

    It can be paired a Rega RB220 or RB330 tonearm. But it really deserves a tonearm like the Rega RB3000 (RRP $2749).

    For a number of our staff members, the Orbe has been the Turntable of choice. The vinyl obsessives amongst us revel in the dexterity and clarity of sound this deck produces. True HiFi fanatics rejoice...Amen.

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  • Acoustic Signature Double X Neo (Without Tonearm or Cartridge)

    The Double X Neo turntable by Acoustic Signature is an execution of engineering, design, beauty and craftsmanship that is rarely seen in turntables. Acoustic Signature have taken Turntables design to new heights. Bearings are made with exacting precision and with diamond coated spindles. Eight Brass (or optional upgrade to 24 cara gold) silencers are strategically placed around the platter for extra inertia reducing vibrations when the LP is playing.

    In a world where globilisation has trasformed our consumer habits (for better or worse), it's heartening to know that Acoustic SIgnature make all of their turntables from start to finish, from lumps of brass and aluminium to extraordinary units capable of reproducing the finest musical experience. The german factory near Stuttgart isn't an assembly line of components made in other countries. All of the Acoustic Signature turntables are made in house by a team of dedicated manufacturers.

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  • Rega Planar 10 Turntable

    Less is more for Rega, less noise, less vibration, less play in the bearings, less mass to store harmful resonance energy, and less ownership dissatisfaction ...

    We would recommend the Rega Apheta 3 cartridge with this Turntable. For $1900 the Apheta 3 will come factory fitted on to the deck.

    Or go for something that much more special, a Rega Aphelion ($6000). After all, a turntable is only as good as the information it can get from the needle itself.

    Another great option is the Van den Hul "The Frog" Cartridge, a remarkable and rare device made by hand in Holland ($3499).

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  • Acoustic Signature Maximus Neo (without Tonearm & cartridge)

    At Carlton Audio Visual, we have always admired the engineering prowess and refined and complete musicality of Acoustic Signature turntables.

    Acoustic Signature are a small company who proudly don't produce turntables for the mass market. Their factory close to Stuttgart, Germany makes everything in house. This is not an assembly line. From start to finish. The aluminium and brass comes into the factory as a raw material and at the end of an 8 week process, a turntable is born.

    We live in a world that has been transformed by globilisation where sourcing cheap components from 'off shore' manufacturers is common place. This, of course, has its advantages but asserting control over the whole supply chain is impossible as so many large companies have discovered. Just think of Nike and their struggle to control where and how their textiles are being made. This will be a problem for our generation as we try to be more ethical or more environmentally sustainable or simply strive for quality assurances. For items we care about, for items that will last a generation or two, the only way you can overcome this is by buying from manufacturers who are dedicated in-house builders.

    And even at the entry level, Acoustic Signature's Maximus Neo, is made in house and to all the same quality assurances, environmental and ethical standards as their top of the range product.

    An Acoustic Signature, will last you a lifetime... and more

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    $7,500.00

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  • Michell Engineering GyroDec (No Tonearm)

    The GyroDec has been an iconic Turntable since the 1980s and not just because of its looks but it sure does help! English Engineer John Michell used to work for Transcriptor Turntables making parts for their decks. Michell and Transcriptors had a very close working relationship and Transcriptors actually moved into the factory where Michell was working. When Transcriptors then moved most of their manufacturing to Ireland, Michell took on the sole license and manufacturing of their high end Hydraulic Reference turntable.

    Around the same time Michell knew and worked with Stanley Kubrik. John Michell built the spaceship 'Discovery' for the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. His relationship with Kubrik also led to the Hydraulic Reference Turntable's appearance in 'Clockwork Orange' 

    Things like the inverted oil-pumping bearing ensure near frictionless bearing performance. I really beleive this is why the Turntable does so well in the lower frequencies. The low indeterminate rumbles you get from other turntables result in a product that has a fuzzy bass. The GyroDec's bass is tight and controlled and the edges of the notes are devastatingly well defined.

    There have been other improvements over the years as well. Upgrades to the motor design being the main one coming with a standalone high quality DC motor. Although this deck looks like the classic of the 70s make no mistake, it doesn't perform like it.

    The full GyroDec version unlike the GyroDec SE comes with the single Acrylic chassis. A high quality Acrylic material that is incredibly inert to stop environmental vibrations getting to your cartridge. 

    Michell, don't spend money of advertising let alone paying people to write reviews. Regardless there are plenty of awesome reviews out there of this deck. Here are some of them.

    A review from Techradar on the SE version from 2011

    And here's a page of owners real world experiences of the GyroDec on VinylEngine

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  • Michell Gyrodec SE (No arm)

    Based entirely on the GyroDec, but without the costly acrylic plinth and dustcover, the Gyro SE brings the same qualities in a more affordable and compact package. A Michell Gyro SE can always be converted into a GyroDec by purchasing a plinth and dustcover. Learn More
  • Rega Planar 8 Turntable

    Elegant and skeletal like a ballerina in a skin suit this record player is we believe the best musical performer available for the money.

    Add a factory fitted Rega Ania MC cartridge ($900), Ania Pro MC ($1500) or Rega's new Apheta 3 MC cartridge ($2200).

    Another killer cartridge with the Planar 8 is the Sumiko Blackbird ($2299)

     

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  • Michell TecnoDec (No Tonearm)

    Michell's new entry-level turntable, taking the low-noise DC motor and the impedance-matched platter of the GyroDec, along with an advanced bearing on an elegant solid-plinth design with damped feet. The Michell TecnoDec requires no user-setup or maintenance. Rega RB220 Recommended $529 Learn More
  • Rega Planar 6 turntable ... rotational excellence

    The new Planar 6 takes Rega's detail retrieval to an unfounded level in the hotly contested sub $4000 category. Come and audition it today.

    I have taken one of these home for my Ambience loudspeakers with old Audiolab pre and power to upgrade from our old P3 and its ... fabulous.

    There such a definitive joy in rediscovering a familiar piece of vinyl born again on a new turntable and cartridge that ranks up there with the glass of irreplaceable wine and the spring morning motorcycle ride in Bavarian mountainsides ... unlike the latter two you can do it again and again without damaging health ...

    Best paired with a factory fitted Rega Exact MM cartridge ($400), an Ania MC cartridge ($900) or the new Ania Pro MC cartridge ($1400).

    Other great options are the Soundsmith Otello for a silky smooth, very 3D sound ($890) and a Sumiko Blue Point Special for some sparkling highs and gorgeous separation ($1099)

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  • Roksan Attessa Turntable

    The new Turntable from Roksan is designed around minimalist ideals. Less is More!

    The Unipivot tonearm has a single point bearing instead of the multiple horizontal and vertical bearings of a gimbal design. This means there's a reduction in the coupling surface area. In short - less vibrational resonance.

    A high mass glass platter within an Aluminium shell providing extra dampening. All made to look sleek and sexy.

    Built in phono stage for a reduced clean look without the need for an external unit.

    Highly controlled microprocessor built in for exacting speed control.

    A gorgeous unit that'll make many customers happy. 

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  • Pro-Ject X2 Turntable

    The X2 is Pro-Ject's new Turntable and like others in the Pro-Ject range it boasts great quality sound and some handy features. A super Acoustically Dampening, High Mass Acryllic Platter, push button speed changes 33 1/3 to 45 to even 78 (with a belt and cartridge change) and Carbon/Aluminium Tonearm with adjustable VTE & Azimuth. Talk to us about what cartridge will be suit your needs and your system. We don't charge cartridge fitting costs and will happily set up the Turntable with your choice of cartridge. Learn More

    Regular Price: $1,999.00

    Special Price $1,799.00


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