SERIES V STAR™ & NOVA™ VACUUM TURNTABLES

 



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.

 

FLOATING SEISMIC PLATFORM™SUSPENSION WITH 22LB. BALANCED SUB-SHASSIS HUNG FROM FOUR-POINT SPRING SUSPENSION SYSTEM
INTERNALLY DAMPENED, MULTI-LAYERED 14-15LB. PLATTER, INVERTED BEARING DESIGN WITH SAPPHIRE THRUST PLATE AND ZIRCONIUM (NOVA) OR CHROME STEEL (STAR) BEARING
SELF SENSING VACUUM HOLD-DOWN WITH REFLEX CLAMP, THE "ULTIMATE RECORD CLAMPING SYSTEM" OR I-CLAMP (STAR) CLAMPING DEVICE
COSMOS™ VINYL-FORMAT™ MAT (NOVA) OR ACRYLIC SUPER MAT™ (STAR) AND GROOVE DAMPER™ MAT
"BOLT-THROUGH", MULTI-LAYER ARMBOARD BLOCK MOUNTING
ELECTRONIC FLYWHEEL™ ULTRA-REGULATED, HIGH-SPEED POWER SUPPLY FOR MOTOR SYSTEM
HIGH-EFFICIENCY A/C MOTOR WITH DOUBLE-REGULATED, SYNTHESIZED SINE-WAVE DRIVE AND BALANCED PULLEY
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL AND SPEED CHANGE
INTERCHANGEABLE TONEARMS WITH SOTA WOOD (STAR) AND COMPOSITE (NOVA) ARMBOARDS
OPTIONAL TENSION-HINGED CLEAR DUST COVER
OPTIONAL FINISHES
TWO YEAR PARTS AND LABOR WARRANTY

 

TECHNICAL DATA & SPECIFICATIONS
 
RUMBLE   Less than -60db unweighted (10cm/sec @ 1000Hz)
WOW & FLUTTER   Less than .04% RMS
SUSPENSION   Tuned 4-point stretched-spring sub-chassis, 2.55 Hz frequency
PLATTER   Individually balanced 14 lb one-piece cast platter with internal damping, lead flywheel ring, SOTA Vinyl-Format Platter Mat (NOVA), acrylic Supermat (STAR), molded silicone vacuum lip and anti-static Groove Damper mat
VACUUM SYSTEM   Electronic-sensing, provides LP clamping vacuum pressure of 3.0” Hg, +/- 0.2” Hg
SHAFT   Hardened steel, hand matched to sintered bronze sleeves
MOTOR   High-efficiency A/C motor with double-regulated, synthesized sine-wave drive and balanced pulley; electronic flywheel with ultra-regulated, high-speed power supply for motor system
BEARING   Thrust pad; polished sapphire disc; thrust point: hardened chrome steel ball (STAR) or zirconium ball (NOVA)
TRANSMISSION   Belt driven
SPEEDS   33-1/3 and 45 RPM, electronically switchable with fine tuning
WEIGHT   44 lb (20 kg) turntable only; 10 lb (9 kg) pump unit
DIMENSIONS   7-1/2" H (to top of dust cover), 20-1/4" W, 16-1/2" D
 
  See the Accessories & Parts section of this price list for ordering information on Dust Covers and the Various Types of Blank and Pre-Drilled Armboards and Clamps available. Substitutions are also optional.

Custom finish turntables are available as a special order option.

Tonearm and Cartridge Installation, Balancing and Alignment are available.

Earlier series tables can be updated to a Series V. See our Updates & Upgrades portion of this website for more details, or contact us directly at: sotaturntables@kwom.com