SEQUEL WITH IONIC MC CARTRIDGE AND ALTUS TONEARM
Allowing you to experience the very best that vinyl has to
offer, the Sequel will impress you with its combination of crisp clean clarity,
outstanding solidity and precise sound.
Cascading key features from our iconic Acutus, Sequel has a
focus and immediacy, coupled with delicacy and finesse that is very beguiling.
“Presence and realism that is reach out and touch
“Interestingly, many analogue addicts actually
admit the AVID is brilliant but don’t like the sound, describing it is as to
stark, too dynamic, too clear. But to criticize it for these reasons is to
object to its proximity to live music, which possesses the same
characteristics. It certainly isn’t a machine to provide background music –
being a seat-of-the-pants listening experience – but if you’re satisfied that
this is what you want then there’s nothing at the price to touch it.”
– David Price
Seemingly both Sequel and Volvere models are identical and
structurally they are, however the Sequel employs the Classic Power Supply and
basic unmodified motor from the Acutus. The larger power supply and the three
times more powerful motor gives a sonic improvement that takes literally
seconds to realise. It’s like adding a turbo.
“Reintroducing you to your record
– Paul Rigby
Employing the same powerful motor as used in our Acutus
range, this gives the Sequel huge sound dynamics, but with total control. So,
you can plumb the depths of the deepest bass rifts without losing the subtitles
of the detail within the midrange and treble. Voices are etched in space; with
a solidity and realism you will not hear from turntables using low powered
motors. Using our twin belt drive to maximize the platter dynamics, music
starts and stops like it should, the rhythm becoming infectious.
Enabling the powerful motor to deploy its full potential, we
have taken the Classic PSU found on our Acutus model. This combination turbo
charges what would be the Volvere model with a sonic leap into another
dimension. It is not a subtle improvement, but paints a vividly realistic image
of the recording, the presentation, dramatically focused yet making you
emotionally connected to the music.
Our single action clamp, crafted from solid aluminum with a
stainless-steel grounding point, automatically flattens your records to the
platter surface and aids the negative vibration present within the record to
pass through the spindle to the subchassis below.
This reduces the noise floor of the record itself, allowing
you to hear more information and realism from your cherished records.
Precision machined balanced from a solid billet of aluminum,
the platter is mass loaded at the edge, giving it a high rotational inertia.
Coupling with the conical shaped bearing, there is no lateral movement as it
self-centers. The cork mat offers a perfect interface to reflect vibration,
keeping it in the record so it passes away more efficiently through the
spindle. Around the edge we have employed a high-density rubber absorbing ring,
acting as a peripheral wave trap for any minor vibration in the platter.
Derived directly from the Acutus, the fixed spindle is press
fitted into the subchassis, which allows optimum vibration
transmission. Common with all our turntables, the captive tungsten carbide
ball placed in the spindle top, locates centrally in our uniquely designed sapphire
jeweled thrust point. With zero lateral movement we manage to eliminate rumble
noise making AVID turntables silent. The bearing is also self-lubricating and
maintenance free for life.
Cast from large grain aluminum, our uniquely designed
subchassis optimizes rigidity where its most required to keep the tonearm and
bearing coupled to prevent any loss of musical information. A coating is
applied to specifically damp high frequency vibration, so that both high and
low frequency vibration is time aligned during dissipation, give a clear,
focused and neutral sound.
Taking inspiration from our reference models, the uniquely
frequency adjustable suspension is carried down to our Sequel and Volvere
models. With each suspension point tuneable to the same frequency rate
regardless of the changing load of different tonearms, the movement of the
suspension can be optimized for a high degree of isolation. Tuned at 3.5Hz,
very little external vibration enters the turntable keeping noise and
distortion exceptionally low. This means you hear more clearly and your
cartridge tracks records more faithfully and without the potential to damage
them through mistracing.
TWIN BELT DRIVE
33.3 & 45.0 RPM (ADJUSTABLE)
INVERTED STAINLESS STEEL
3 POINT SPRING Vertical 3.2Hz, Lateral 4.5Hz
YES: SINGLE OR TWIN TONEARMS
24V 140mNm AC Synchronous
DSP VARI-SPEED CONTROL UNIT
100-240VAC 50/60Hz 20 Watts Max.
425 x 370 x 205mm (WxDxH overall)
12.6KG (28LB) excluding PSU
Offering a penetrating vision into the soundscape of your
music, instruments become etched within their own space, deep into the
distance, giving you a wonderful three-dimensional portrayal of the performance
that makes you believe your there.
With everything rigidly encapsulated within the solid aluminum
body, there is never a hint of harshness, vocals as smooth as silk or raucous
and live but never with distortion. Our Ionic low output Moving coil cartridge
encapsulates all that is good about our designs in an attractive package,
keeping true to our original design principles, but so much more affordable.
“It exuded scale and room-filling power”
Employing the same approach to removing vibration away from
the critical stylus point by using the same machined cartridge body allows
vibration to pass into the tonearm rather than feeding back to the cantilever
assembly, reducing the commonly heard ‘needle-talk’.
Despite this being our entry model, we have managed to
retain the same magnet assembly and coils, keeping cantilever dynamic inertia
low, reducing the potential risk of record damage and making sure surface noise
“Enjoyable sound of vinyl to the highest level.”
AWAKEN YOUR MUSIC
With the Ionic cartridge on your turntable, you are
guaranteed an outstanding musical performance from all your vinyl, bringing
life and realism into your living room. Vocals leap out from the silent
background and offering a deep soundstage that puts you in the audience, living
with the music, the performance drawing you in.
Classical and opera aficionados will love the silent
backgrounds and pin-point placement of instruments and singers, whilst rock
fans will delight in the bass power and dynamic speed and precision, keeping
the beat sure footed and secure. There is something for everyone with the