The S10 represents a logical summation of over 20 years’ experience in turntable design and, by further elaborating upon the previous models we have produced, raises the quality of our art to new levels of engineering professionalism and aesthetic expression.
Conceived from the outset as a professional working tool, the S10 offers a ‘no-holds-barred’ replay capability by using high quality materials, precision engineered for long-term reliability and consistently accurate reproduction. It represents the very best.
Typically supplied with the S7.1 unipivot tonearm, the S10 permits multiple cartridges to be used and quickly interchanged, allowing professional users the ability to make rapid stylus-profile changes in archival applications and, for the audiophile, the option to make near-instant cartridge selection without the need to realign cartridge geometry.
A total ‘record player’, complete with tonearm, the S10 may be configured as a ‘cutting-edge’ audiophile turntable or as a truly professional precision transcription system destined for use in the world’s largest national sound archives.
The S10 takes the business of analogue disc reproduction to new levels of competency and thus now replaces its precursor, the S7 (extensively used over the past 12 years by audiophiles, musicians and archivists) as a new music industry ‘standard’.
Although primarily a serious working tool, the S10 design is geometrically fastidious. Hundreds of hours were spent studying the classical principles of architecture, sculpture, painting and philosophy in order to assert equilibrium in its physical presentation. This is because ‘the aesthetic of the machine’ is an integral part of modern human experience, and listening to music is very much an aesthetic undertaking.
|53mmH||to armboard mounting surface|
|27mmH||including graphite record mat|
|Weight:||~~13,5 kg. (turntable only)|
|Packaged weight:||~~28,5 kg.|
h3. S10 motor unit
|SW3||speed select 1/2/3|
|PR1||speed adjust 1|
|PR2||speed adjust 2|
|PR3||speed adjust 3|
Speed range: 31 – 35 rpm~; 41 – 49 rpm~; 61 – 85 rpm~
Input socket: 2,1mm d.c. jack, centre positive
Power supply: 12V d.c.
Units are supplied with one ‘universal input voltage’ power supply – IEC mains cord connection – providing a nominal 12V d.c. output via. a 2,1mm (centre positive) jack plug. Units may also be battery powered (12V) – preferably using a ‘dryfit’ cell recharged by solar panel.
S 7.1 tonearm
The S7.1 unipivot tonearm is constructed of various aluminium alloys and non-magnetic stainless steels. All its surfaces are treated with a special stress-relieving process and are non-anodised (anodic treatments produce a very hard skin which tends to create an equally ‘hard’ sound characteristic). The tonearm beam is a fine gauge drawn aluminium tube, reinforced with a tapered external tube and internally damped.
The pivot bears directly onto the tonearm’s counterweight beam whilst a slotted plate inhibits all non-rotational or vertical movement in conjunction with a a low-friction sleeve. The headshell is fully detachable, offers adjustment to overhang, offset and azimuth, and locks firmly to the tonearm beam using the cartridge mounting screws. A cueing device permits safe cueing of the tonearm over an extensive arc, whilst an adjustable thread/wheel/weight assembly effects anti-skating.
The internal tonearm wiring uses a high-quality ‘silver-over-copper’ stranded cable with a Teflon dielectric. The four cables exit via a precision 5-way quick-release plug to a connector box usually located to the rear of the tonearm. Connector boxes may be supplied for unbalanced or balanced connections.
Being a unipivot, the (floating) upper part of the tonearm may be simply lifted off the pivot and a second tonearm beam (complete with with pre-fitted and aligned cartridge) introduced. In this way, quick changeover of cartridges may be rapidly affected.
A 12" version of the tonearm is available for the tracing of large format archive discs. The 12" tonearm is able to transcribe discs of up to 20" in diameter whilst the 9" version will accommodate discs of up to 14" in diameter.
|Distance – tonearm pivot to stylus tip:||233.2 (9") 308.8 (12")mm.|
|Distance – tonearm pivot to turntable centre:||215.4 (9"), 295.6 (12")mm.|
|Cartridge offset angle:||23.64 (9") 17.63 (12")deg.|
|Overhang:||17.80 (9") 13.20 (12")mm.|
|Inner null radius:||66.00 (9") 66.00 (12")mm.|
|Outer null radius:||120.9 (9") 120.9 (12")mm.|
|Maximum disc size capacity:||356.0 (9") 508.0 (12")mm.|
|Effective mass:||medium (9") medium (12")|
These specifications are given in good faith and should be considered as representative of typical production units, rather than as absolute values.