ENTRY LEVEL REFERENCE TURNTABLE
The TecnoDec is our entry level turntable and it shares many
features developed for its bigger brother the GyroDec. Such as a vibration
dampening impedance matched platter, inverted oil circulating main bearing and
a free-standing motor unit. The TecnoDec is an unsuspended turntable that utilizes
technologies and materials only found in much more expensive turntables, to
perform well above its price point.
Sorbothane feet inserts: These isolate the turntable from the
oil circulating main bearing: Contrary to traditional designs,
our main bearing has the point of rotation at the top of the assembly, not
at the bottom. This orientation allows us to fully lubricate the inside of
the entire bearing while the platter is turning. We achieve this by way of
a modified Archimedean screw that we machine into the inside bore of the
bearing. The oil is drawn from a reservoir at the base of the main bearing
up to the thrust ball at the top, fully lubricating as it goes, it then
returns to the reservoir via a waste hole drilled into the bearing
spindle. Lubricating the precision parts of the main bearing in this way
means that any potential for noise or vibration created by the rotation of
the platter is avoided.
platter: The platter material was chosen for its vibration
dampening characteristics and because sonically it is a very similar
material to vinyl, so it has a very neutral sound characteristic.
standing motor unit: The motor unit used to drive the turntable is
completely separate to the turntable, meaning it doesn’t touch the
turntable in anyway. The only connection between the motor and the
turntable is the drive belt that drives the platter. This stops any noise
or vibrations created when the motor is running, getting through to the
sensitive parts of the turntable.