VOLVERE WITH IONIC MC CARTRIDGE AND ALTUS TONEARM
Many of the engineering innovations we have pioneered in our
flagship models are equally relevant to all our turntables.
Nowhere is this more evident than in the Volvere and having
evolved over two decades, this latest generation incorporating our latest
external DSP signal-generating power supply, which totally removes the vagaries
of the mains signal, allows the precise calibration of motor speed so
everything is pitch perfect.
"I can easily recommend this turntable with good
- Jeff Dorgay
Designed and handcrafted to the same precision engineering
standards as the Acutus turntable, bespoke versions of the unique clamping,
stainless steel bearing and suspension systems have been developed and applied
to this novel design.
External vibrations are dissipated by our variable frequency
suspension system, effectively isolating the cartridge from extraneous
influence making for a dynamic, powerful sound and full of emotion.
"I just couldn’t believe the sound"
- Steve Harris
Listening to your favorite albums, from Led Zeppelin to
Beethoven, the Volvere has the ability to reveal everything, from the low bass
power of Rock music, or the rhythmic subtleties of Jazz to the full musical
spectrum of a Classical masterpiece.
Volvere delivers a substantial sound, its forte being bass,
which it delivers with a weight and power that is rare among turntables in this
class. There is more than just bass, because of the very low noise floor, real
instruments float in the soundscape and there is excellent front to back depth
as well as left to right width, sucking you into a soundstage that will bring
you into the performance.
"Magnificent sense of focus and stability,
whatever the material played"
- Adam Smith
Volvere enjoys a bespoke designed Power Supply for its high
torque motor. Incorporating our latest generation DSP signal-generating
interface as used in our reference turntables within its own casework and large
mains transformer, this totally removes the vagaries of the mains power signal
and allowing precise calibration of motor speed. Like all our turntables, each
power supply is calibrated to the drive motor, tuning out vibration and maximizing
torque power, giving you clear, transparent sound with fast and controlled
dynamic bass response, everything you need to enjoy your favorite music.
Volvere uses a 55mNm torque power motor. So what? Well, it
is typically four times more powerful than motors used in common alternative
designs. That extra power, along with our twin belt drive is put to good use, maximizing
the platter dynamics so music starts and stops like it should, without bass
overhang slurring notes. Timing is superb, the all-important rhythm of music
fully preserved and laid bare for you to enjoy.
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
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
24V 55mNm AC Synchronous
DSP VARI-SPEED CONTROL UNIT
100-240VAC 50/60Hz 20 Watts Max.
425 x 370 x 205mm (WxDxH overall)
12.5KG (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