Well Tempered Lab Amadeus II, Art&Voice Highlight ! Klangreferenz !
Well Tempered Lab Amadeus II
Klanglich ist der Amadeus sicherlich einer der besten Analogplayer auf diesem Planeten.
Optisch eher "understatement".
Der Wolf im Schafspelz.
Und er spielt noch besser, als wir erwartet haben...
Das die Beachtung der physikalischen Gesetze in der Regel zum besten Ergebnis führt, zeigt das Edellaufwerk von Well Tempered.
-Keinerlei Losbrechmomente der Tonarmlager durch Fadenaufhängung.
-Perfekte Bedämpfung des Arms durch den Golfball im Silikonbad und Sandfüllung des TA-Rohrs.
-Perfekte Entkopplung aller Komponenten durch "schwimmendes" Tellerlager, Sorbothane-Subchassis, Stringantrieb usw...
Die Entwickler von Well Tempered haben definitiv die Physik begriffen und wissen auch, dass ein Plattenspieler letztendlich ein Resonanzabtaster ist.
Dieses Laufwerk gehört zum Besten, was wir bisher gehört haben. (unabhängig vom Preis)
Lieferzeit: 3-5 Tage
Well Tempered Lab Amadeus
- Doppellagige MDF Basis
- Isolation Basis inklusive proprietären Füßen
- "Null Toleranz"-Plattentellerlager
- Geregelter Motor mit "vibrationskontrolliertem" Aufbau
- 0,004mm Polyesterriemen
- Vollgedämpfter, Sandgefüllter 10.5 Zoll Carbontonarm
- Einfache Azimutjustage
- Festes Headshell ohne fieselige Einstellungen
- Tonarm wird von einem präzisionsgefertigtem, perfekt ausbalancierten Golfball (!), der in einem Silikonbad schwimmt gedämpft. Kein Tonarmlager mit all seinen prinzipbedingten Nachteilen, sondern ein optimal bedämpfter Tonarm!
Als Nummer Eins unserer aktuellen Plattenspieler glänzt der Amadeus mit einem mit schwarzem Lack beschichteten MDF-Platten Sandwich-Chassis und dem innovativen „Golfball-Tonarm“ von Well Tempered.
„Der Amadeus erreicht zu einem moderaten Preis ein geradezu schwindelerregend hohes Leistungsniveau“ – Gewinner des Golden Ear Award 2009 von The Absolute Sound
The Amadeus was our first and original design that featured the now quite famous and innovative “golf ball” tone arm. The MKII version has the same dual layer MDF plinth and acrylic platter along with our recently developed Symmetrex tone arm.
“Amadeus reaches stratospheric heights of performance at a moderate price” - Golden Ear Award Winner 2009, The Absolute Sound (Amadeus).
New music from your records
The Well Tempered Lab Amadeus range of turntables are designed and built with one goal in mind; maximum enjoyment from your analog record collection. Our unique designs, most of which are patent registered let nothing stand in the way of you and your music. Our approach, which may on the face of it seem simplistic is in fact the reverse and has taken countless hours of research and thinking outside the square. For instance whilst many manufacturers labor endlessly to design the perfect tonearm bearing, we simply eliminate it!
In 1977, The Bruel and Company of Denmark published a landmark paper concerning the mechanical stability of high fidelity turntables: The Audible Effects of Mechanical Resonances in Turntables. Using the then new technology of Fast Fourier Transform analysis, Bruel and Kjær analyzed a high end turntable to determine the importance of a turntable’s mechanical stability. The conclusion of the B&K research was that a high fidelity tonearm should have a low effective mass and be mechanically damped to a Q of 0.5 to eliminate the side-band distortion caused by mechanical instability. Side-band distortion is particularly objectionable to human hearing. As a result of this conclusion, many light weight tonearms were developed but the issue of damping was largely or completely ignored. There is a good reason for ignoring this requirement, damping is not simple to implement and requires a new approach to tone-arm design. During my research when designing Amadeus I have concentrated on achieving a very high degree of mechanical stability and have been required to use novel techniques and materials. I am pleased to report that my efforts have resulted in a stable turntable design that is simple in appearance but has a deep foundation of experiments and technology. During my experiments, I have constructed many prototypes, perhaps as many as fifty.
Controlling The Mechanical Resonances Of The Tone-Arm
The Well Tempered tone-arm does not have a bearing in the normal sense. Many tone-arm bearings use high quality ball bearings that have clearances in the low micron range. However, that is where all the action takes place. The Amadeus bearing has zero clearance and damping for un-rivaled performance. The tone-arm is constructed with a golf ball partially immersed in high viscosity silicone fluid. Golf balls are very precisely made and are well-suited for this application. The degree of damping is adjustable.
Controlling The Resonance Within The Arm Tube
The 10.5 inch arm tube of Amadeus (9” on Simplex) is filled with a special grade of sand to eliminate any resonances within the tube. This technique is very effective and is unique to all Well Tempered designs.
Rotational Stability Of The Spindle
The Well Tempered round spindle rotates in a triangle hole of Teflon and the corner of the triangle is oriented to the motor. This arrangement causes the spindle to rotate in a zero clearance bearing. If the spindle is in the normal round hole, the contact with the bearing surface is made of one point, a condition which can cause rotational instability. With the round spindle rotating in a triangle hole, contact is made at two points resulting in zero clearance and a high degree of stability.
The Well Tempered bearing uses a Teflon thrust bearing. The stainless steel spindle has a precision point and rests into a small hole in the Teflon thrust bearing to achieve very low noise.
The Well Tempered platter is acrylic which I have found to be very suitable for this purpose. In addition to having desirable mechanical properties, this material is relatively heavy resulting in increased moment of inertia for lower flutter and wow.
During my research, I have measured hundreds of belts of various types, using flutter and wow as the criteria. None have the excellent characteristics of the Well Tempered belt. The belt is a polyester filament and has a diameter of 0.004 inches. To use this belt requires a knot and this may normally cause a problem. I have overcome this problem with a motor pulley of a special design to accommodate the knot. In addition to being a superior belt, this material is widely available and easy to replace. I tested the durability of this belt with a test of fifty days continuous operation with no effect.
Motor and Motor Drive
We use a small dc motor and is driven by a torque servo of my own design. The motor is mounted to the plinth and is very effectively mechanically decoupled by a ring of isolation material. The combination of belt, motor, motor drive electronics, and isolation results in low flutter and wow. In fact, the lowest we have ever measured.
Your cartridge will get the ride of its life!
- Symmetrex tone arm configuration
- “Zero Clearance” platter bearing
- Servo controlled motor with vibration controlled mounting
- 0.004” polyester thread belt
- Fully damped tonearm featuring precision made golf ball suspended in silicone fluid for optimum variable damping
- Easy azimuth adjustment Fixed headshell with no fussy setup
- Acrylic platter
- Dual layer lacquered MDF sandwich construction plinth
- Isolation feet included
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