Today, Andover Audio officially launched a new addition to their Spin Collection: a fully automatic turntable called SpinDeck MAX ($599). This new turntable is designed to work with their excellent Spinbase ($299) powered turntable speaker system, which in turn matches up with their SpinSub ($299) (sub review here) and SpinStand ($199) to make a remarkably compact audio system (system review here) for those who are short on space.
They already have a basic yet capable turntable called SpinDeck ($349) to go with the rest of the Spin devices, but the new MAX version has fully automatic operation, a heavier plinth and platter, plus an upgraded Ortofon cartridge. The SpinDeck MAX is available for purchase today over at andoveraudio.com.
For more information and pics see below:
The following press release is courtesy of Andover Audio:
Andover Audio Introduces SpinDeck MAX Fully Automatic Turntable
The ideal balance between performance and convenience.
Andover announces the latest addition to its Spin Collection: the SpinDeck MAX automatic turntable ($599). Featuring high-quality materials and precision-engineered parts, SpinDeck MAX is the perfect companion to the SpinBase Turntable Speaker System or any audio system, striking an ideal balance between performance and convenience.
With its fully automatic operation, flick the start/stop switch, and let SpinDeck MAX do the rest. The tonearm will automatically lift from its rest position and start playing at the beginning of the record; at the end, it will lift up automatically and return to rest again. The design also easily allows the user to change turntable speeds or raise the tonearm with damped action.
The highly respected Ortofon OM10 cartridge features an elliptical stylus and light 1.5g tracking force. The cartridge comes pre-mounted with all tonearm settings pre-set for optimum performance.
The belt drive system is based around a rubber-isolated, low-vibration DC motor with internal electronic servo regulation for accurate speed and inaudibly low Wow and Flutter.
The machined aluminum platter and tonearm are isolated from its dense MDF plinth by elastomeric cones to absorb vibration, and to assure stable playback, even on unstable surfaces.
The main chassis of the turntable is made from engineered particle board, which is sturdy yet lightweight. An ultra-quiet synchronous motor with a silicone belt is housed underneath the chassis that drives a low-resonance platter made from MDF.
SpinDeck MAX is now shipping and is available in either black or white finish to seamlessly integrate with Andover’s Spin Collection and to match with other audio equipment. Pre-amp required for use with external components. Purchase directly on www.andoveraudio.com and at participating dealers.
- Fully Automatic Operation
- Pre-Mounted Ortofon OM10 Cartridge
- Low-Mass Tonearm with Precision Bearings
- Pre-Set Counterweight
- Acrylic Lid Included
- Available in Black or White
- Made in Germany
Nominal Speeds: 33.33 / 45 RPM
Wow and Flutter: <0.04% RMS
Signal to Noise: -65db Weighted
Signal Cable Capacitance: 160pF
Tonearm Effective Tonearm Length: 211mm
Tonearm Overhang: 19.5mm
Dimensions (W x H x D): 420 x 119 x 360 mm (16.5 x 4.7 x 14.1 in)
Power: 12V DC / 1.5W
Power Adapter: Suitable for USA/Canada
Ortofon OM10 Cartridge:
Frequency Range: 20-20,000Hz
Channel Separation: 22dB/1kHz
Output Voltage: 4.0mV
Recommended Load Impedance: 47kohms / 200-600pF – MM – Input
Compliance/Stylus Type: 20μm/mN / Elliptical
Recommended: Tracking Force: 1.25 – 1.75 Grams
Replacement Stylus: OM10
Since its formation in 2012, Massachusetts-Based Andover has provided design and manufacturing services to the most recognized brands in automotive, professional and high-performance audio. Andover is now focusing its acclaimed expertise on self-branded products that artfully blend premium innovative audio technologies with distinctive design. Andover’s mission is to build products that make no-compromise sound easy to buy, simple to setup, and a pleasure to use.
The Andover team, led by former Cambridge SoundWorks General Manager Rob Mainiero, is a group of audio experts and veteran engineers who hail from a lineup of iconic companies that, include Acoustic Research, a/d/s/, Advent, Apogee Acoustics, Advent, Harman, Bose, and others. www.andoveraudio.com
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