The latest Audiophile Evolution turntable from Acoustand offers the best possible choice in turntable design and builds quality unmatched in this price range.
The Audiophile turntable is as the name suggests, an evolution of the businesses beginnings as a plinth and speaker builder. And, from these humble beginnings back in the early 90s, everything has evolved. My passion for bringing the absolute best quality engineering and woodwork at incredibly low prices is as important as it ever has been. I believe in building great, affordable products, that most people probably would not even dream of owning because usually, they’re far too expensive.
The audiophile Evolution
The Audiophile Evolution turntable is probably the best example here. Three years ago, I set out to make a statement piece that lets people know they can own a seriously high-end turntable using the most excellent engineering at my disposal. A turntable without any compromises in quality. Down to every single piece of material used, every millimetre with exception to the PSU and motor, designed in-house. I don’t use/borrow/buy parts from any company; every element is designed and made here so if you need a part, a replacement is here.
I do not rely on others to supply parts that may take months to appear and which I do not have quality or supply control over. With this in mind, you can be indeed at ease than anything you will ever need for your Evolution will be taken care of quickly and efficiently, not that it will need anything any time soon. This turntable is engineered to last, and apart from maybe the odd new belt now and then and oil change, it will be suitable for decades.
The Audiophile Evolution turntable comes with a guarantee for the lifetime of the original owner. And, excludes naturally degrading parts such as belts, which you would expect to fail after so long, like any turntable. Such components will be readily available, you can be confident if for example any part unexpectedly falters, even in a decade or so, it will be replaced free of charge.
Every turntable sold in the UK will personally be delivered and set up by Acoustand at no extra charge! Whether you reside up in the highlands of Scotland or the shores of Penzance, your turntable will be personally delivered and set up at a convenient time for you.
The external power supply circuit is an exceptional piece designed in house by Mark Sears of Vinyl Passion. A well-known figure in the audio community for his significant Linn LP12 upgrades and equally high cables; Mark set out to build a new unmatched by the anyone power supply for the Linn, and it could not have happened at a better time. During a listening session at the vinyl passion listening room with the Evolution turntable, at the time I was tweaking with the power supply not being pleased with it, Mark suggested to me about his new Revolution power supply and motor. The rest is history. The Evolution now proudly uses the new Vinyl Passion Revolution circuit with unmatched accuracy built into Acoustands custom billet motor housing, and the performance is exceptional; there is no other word for it and performs beyond expectation.
What do you get?
So what do you get for your £££s? Well, 30kgs of a turntable for starters for the basic turntable, dedicated outboard PSU and motor in a custom housing. The optional dedicated matching isolation platform, a superbly built turntable capable of holding four tonearms for a variety of cartridges. A choice of optional extras like 18 kg damped sandwich bronze platter with integrated acrylic mat, a 9 kg damped Alloy sandwich platter with integrated acrylic mat, custom made aluminium or stainless steel arm panels depending on tonearm type.
The turntable supplied with a stable 4.5 kg Delrin Platter which works amazingly and is all you should need, however for those wanting that little more for their prized record collection and perhaps add a bit more bling. There are the optional platters mentioned above. A custom made 800 g Stainless Steel record weight included. And, the package with a bronze platter and isolation platform top out at over 75 kg or 165lb.
The highest quality Delrin used. And, all the black components you see, are finished in an exceptional Four stage paint finish which is impressive and unique, it is also possible to paint the Delrin to taste by special request. Acoustand pride themselves in offering a unique product where the customer gets a say what finishes they want. Any finish is available, all the purple parts you see on the example here are robust billet tooling plated alloy with a brushed finish.
Ten-millimetre diameter, Peek Ceramic tipped polished precision Stainless Steel Spindle with phosphor bronze sleeves. And, housed in a very densely built two-piece 100 mm diameter precision-made Stainless Steel Maglev bearing enclosure. Opposing magnets take some off, not all the weight off the bearing to aid longevity. The bearing housing is precision fit into the turntable chassis.
Heavy-Duty, magnetic levitating feet adjusted at each corner help level the turntable and reduce unwanted vibrations. Custom finishes are something you do not see from many manufacturers. The coloured parts you see are solid brushed aluminium and are available in an infinite choice. Send us a Pantone Code, and we will do the rest. The brushed finish is visible through the transparent coloured powder-coated finish and looks stunning, making the colours pop as you walk around the turntable. Solid paints are also available.
- The Evolution Turntable comes with one tonearm panel cut for the arm of your choice. Additional arm panels can be purchased, and cutting for tonearm fitment is free of charge.
- Acoustand Tonearms and Head shells are also available with a generous discount if purchasing the turntable.
- The price of 5377 Euros is for the turntable and motor unit minus platter, choose then the platter type required and any other accessories.
- Options range from 5377 – 7997 Euros Depending on what you choose.
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