Audio Note (Japan), Acoustic Signature, Rega and a few others
There was a plethora of turntables at the CES and I have chosen to give you a little slideshow of the ones I particularly liked or was impressed by, my preference going for the big masses of metal coerced into beautiful "objets d'art" and wonderful vinyl spinners...
But, besides all these expensive contraptions, I am still fond of the humble REGAs...the antithesis of mass, as the the nwest models are acxtually trying to be as light as possible, with their unusual motto:
“Mass absorbs energy - lost energy equals lost music”! Hence, a super lightweight plinth combined with a phenolic resin double brace mounted specifically where the increased rigidity is required between the tonearm mounting and the main hub bearing providing further weight reduction to the plinth which directly addresses the issue of mass absorption and unwanted energy transmission. The jury is out there in terms of performance, but there is no discussion about affordability...
Born in France, well travelled, relocated to Sydney in 1997.