Avid HiFi Acutus Classic
They said perfection was impossible, strive for excellence and settle for a job well done. Acutus was born from twenty years of chasing perfection and remains almost unchanged today after a quarter century in production. Launching not only the company, but an ethos to strive for perfection in everything we do, today it is the Acutus Classic.
"it's the most incredible turntable you've ever heard" - Jimmy Hughes
Wiping away convention, the Acutus removes layers of distortion that haze the sound, so you hear only what is captured within your records.
Vinyl sceptics turn into fans, marveling at the superlative bass grip the Acutus displays and its vast widescreen projection of the soundstage, thunderous dynamics and crescendos always drawing a smile.
"AVID is one dramatic-looking turntable" - Michael Fremer
The advantage of direct-drive turntables is their motor torque; by comparison, to minimize motor vibration on the platter, belt-drive turntables normally use low power motors coupled to a tiny belt.
Flying in the face of convention, AVID utilizes a powerful synchronous motor and twin drive belts, with dominating control over the heavy platter and the results are truly breath-taking, with deep dynamic bass and stunning rhythmic timing.
"I think this is one of the great turntables in the world" -David Price
- Layer Damped Platter
- Unique Sapphire Bearing
- Dual Stage Clamping System
- Vibration Tuned Subchassis
- Frequency Adjustable Suspension
Drive: Twin Belt Drive
Speeds: 33.3 & 45.0 RPM ( Adjustable )
Platter Mass: Aluminum 22 lbs
Bearing: Inverted Stainless Steel
Thrust Point: Tungsten Carbide/Sapphire
Suspension: 3 Point Spring Vertical 2.5Hz, Lateral 4.5Hz
Tonearm Fitting: SME Template
Adapters Available: Yes: Single or Twin Tonearms
Tonearm ( Included ): Nexus
Cartridge ( Included ): Reference Ruby
Motor: Hand Built 24V 140mNm AC Synchronous
Power Supply: DSP Vari-Speed Control Unit
Voltage Input: 100-240VAC 50/60Hz 20 Watts Max.
Turntable: (Overall ) 18.1" ( W ) x 15.7" ( D ) x 8.2" ( H )
Turntable: ( Footprint ) 16.1" ( W ) x 24.2" ( D )
Net Weight: 42 lbs Turntable only