Series V Turntable in Satin Black, Light Dark or Black Oak with Blank Wood Armboard and I-Clamp. Floating Seismic Platform™ Suspension with 22 lb. Balanced Sub-Chassis Hung from Four Point Spring Suspension System.
A turntable must address and resolve all of the issues that affect ultimate performance, if it is to achieve the goal of bringing you closest to the musical experience. The basic goal of achieving maximum information retrieval in turntable performance is one of controlling microscopic vibrations - a task that requires the utmost in engineering precision and comprehensive design.
The design objectives of Dynamic Stability (the control of forces present in a dynamic system), Environmental Isolation (the control of forces from "outside" the turntable’s world), Easy Set-up (guaranteed results in all situations), Control Over Vinyl Resonance and Variations, (which would otherwise undermine the performance of even the best turntables) and Control Over Power Line Impurities (which are present in all installations and result in sonic anomalies if not controlled), are all addressed in the design of the SOTA line of precision turntables.
Both the SERIES V SAPPHIRE™ and the SERIES V JEWEL™share almost all the same design objectives. The main difference lies in the suspension. The SAPPHIRE™ features the traditional four-point spring suspension. The JEWEL™ features the four-point elastic suspension. This viscro elastic suspension is similar to our top-of-the-line MILLENNIA™ model. A new SERIES V SAPPHIRE™ would also include our I-Clamp record clamp. The I-Clamping device is available as an optional accessory for not only the JEWEL™, but many other model turntables.
FLOATING SEISMIC PLATFORM™ SUSPENSION WITH 22LB. BALANCED SUB-CHASSIS
INTERNALLY DAMPENED, MULTI-LAYERED 14LB. PLATTER
INVERTED BEARING DESIGN WITH SAPPHIRE THRUST PLATE AND