XPression III C
Turntable â€¢ Available finishes. Mahogany or olive veneer and piano-lacquered black â€¢ A quiet running AC motor with a two-step pulley drives the hub and platter via a flat-ground belt. â€¢ The medium density fibre plinth stands on three height-adjustable rubber-damped aluminium cones. â€¢ The motor is decoupled from the plinth to reduce vibration transmission. â€¢ The resonance-optimised platter is a sandwich construction utilising the hub, a fine-balanced aluminium platter and a cork mat (a standard felt mat is supplied also). â€¢ The platter\'s low-tolerance chrome-plated stainless-steel axle runs on a polished ball bearing in a brass bearing housing. â€¢ Connection to the phono input of the amplifier can be made with connecting cables of your taste through the gold plated phono sockets and earth screw. A standard cable is provided. â€¢ External power supply avoids potential electro-mechanical interference. Tonearm 8.6c â€¢ As an optional extra, the turntable is supplied with Ortofon 2M Red MM-cartridge fitted. â€¢ Conical carbon-fibre armtube avoids standing wave reflections. â€¢ Low mass aluminium headshell securely glued to armtube. â€¢ The inverted bearings consist of four hardened stainless steel points bearing in sapphire cushes. â€¢ Flexible counterweight shaft avoids vibration at undesirable frequencies. â€¢ Solid armbase permits accurate height adjustment of armtube and VTA (vertical tracing angle). â€¢ The counterweight supplied is suitable for cartridges weighing between 7 - 12g . An alternative counterweight for cartridges weighing between 4 - 7g is available as an accessory part. â€¢ Single-screw fixing of armtube allows rotation for easy adjustment of needle azimuth despite fixed headshell. â€¢ Silicone-damped armlift can be adjusted to suit working height of the arm. â€¢ The internal wiring consists of flexible high-purity copper from the headshell right through to the gold-plated phono sockets.