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Avid Diva II SP Turntable

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Whilst Diva II sets the bar undoubtedly high; the Diva II SP edition reveals a genuine insight into the performance standards of high-end audio. Approaching the illustrious Volvere model in absolute terms, this is no mere cosmetic makeover. Control and precision in reproduction are of the very highest caliber, a benefit derived directly from the engineering effort applied to each and every turntable. A machined aluminum platter is the first and most obvious step up; the vibration-absorbing properties work symbiotically with the chassis. With our unique, low-density, self-lubricating bearing system, torsional vibration is eliminated. Precision control of turntable speed is achieved with our Digital Signal processing engine. Variations in the main supplies are ironed out to create a pure and abundant power supply to the motor. This can be precisely and easily calibrated to achieve perfect platter speeds. Motor noise, vibration, and control are all improved with the twin belt drive controlling platter dynamics and stability under load. The result? A smooth, yet dynamic sound quality, improved bass, and treble definition. Owners of the original Diva II model are welcome to upgrade their system with these additional refinements.  

Diva II SP raises the performance bar against its sibling Diva II by stealing the power supply from the Volvere turntable. With the latest generation DSP signal-generating interface, this totally removes the vagaries of the mains power signal and allows precise calibration of motor speed. Like all our turntables, each power supply is calibrated to the drive motor, tuning out vibration and maximizing torque power, giving you clear, transparent sound with fast and controlled dynamic bass response, everything you need to enjoy your favorite music.

Machined from solid steel, the stand-alone 5Kg motor housing absorbs any vibration, preventing any from getting into the turntable structure. The high torque motor provides a smooth, silent operation to rotate the platter, making sure you keep the rhythmic pace of your music rock solid. Completing the motor package is the twin belt drive pulley. Raising the performance level with twin belt drive, the sound tightens up, and singers and instruments become etched in their own holographic space.

Our single-action clamp, crafted from solid aluminum with a stainless-steel grounding point, automatically flattens your records to the platter surface and aids the negative vibration present within the record to pass through the spindle to the sub-chassis below.

This reduces the noise floor of the record itself, allowing you to hear more information and realism from your cherished records.

Machined from solid aluminum to the same exacting standards as all our products, the platter is critical in giving high rotational inertia to maintain speed stability. Coupling with the conical-shaped bearing cascaded from our Volvere design; there is no lateral movement as it self-centers. The cork composite mat offers a perfect interface to reflect vibration, retaining it within the record until it passes away more efficiently to the spindle.

 Following our cascading approach to product design, we employ the same bearing used on our Sequel and Volvere models to great advantage with the Diva II SP. Allowing optimum vibration transmission from the record to the chassis, your music sounds open, smooth, with plenty of detail, and dynamic directly because of the noise normally associated with turntable bearings. Due to our uniquely designed sapphire jeweled thrust point, there is zero lateral movement, eliminating rumble, a noise common to lesser designs. The bearing is also self-lubricating and maintenance-free for life.

Our uniquely designed chassis, with optimized rigidity, keeps the tonearm and bearing locked into their respective positions. Any unwanted movement here will result in a loss of musical information. A coating is applied to specifically damp high-frequency vibration so that both high and low-frequency vibration is time aligned during dissipation, giving a clear, focused, and neutral sound.

Specifications

Drive: Twin Belt drive Speeds: 33.3 and 45.0 RPM (Adjustable) Platter mass: 6.3 Kg Bearing: Inverted stainless steel Thrust point: Tungsten carbide/Sapphire Suspension: Triple layer 3 point elastomer Tonearms: Std. cut for SME (adapters to order) Motor: 24v 12mNm ac synchronous Power supply: Separate DSP Vari-Speed control unit Voltage input: 100-240vac 50/60Hz 20 watts max. (depending on region) Dimensions: Turntable (overall) 450mm x 390mm x 140mm (WxDxH) Turntable (footprint) 380mm x 340mm (WxD) P.S.U. 158mm x 283mm x 60mm (WxDxH) Net weight: 12.8Kg (28lb) ex. PSU Packaging: 580mm x 440mm x 320mm (WxDxH) Shipping weight: 18.5Kg (41lb)

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