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Audio Note TT-Three Turntable + PSU2 Turntable Power Supply

Audio Note TT-Three Turntable + PSU2 Turntable Power Supply

Regular price £9,605.00 GBP
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PSU Fascia Finish
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*Audio Note items are made to order, please allow approximately 8 weeks for build time*

The TT-Three is very striking and cleverly engineered turntable. There’s no unnecessary gilding, everything you see on it is there for a reason. It’s easiest to describe the deck from the ground up. The base is a solid mdf plinth (available in a variety of finishes) with three motor housings mounted on top, forming a triangle. These housings enclose large AC motors and are made from Steel to reduce magnetic radiation. The motors themselves are substantial Papst AC designs which when working together produce massive torque that then drives the lightweight Acrylic platter assembly.

The reason for this three motor arrangement is predominantly to deal with something dubbed ‘dynamic wow’. This is a phenomenon where the rotational speed of the platter is fractionally reduced when the modulation of the grooves on the LP changes (particularly on loud and complex passages in music), it’s a seemingly subtle but musically very important problem as it undermines the feeling of rightness, control and composure of the performance.

Most turntable designers use high mass platters to store the rotational energy, a flywheel in effect, but here the same goal is achieved by flipping the problem on its head with low rotational platter mass and held in a vice like grip by gobs of torque being transferred by a tautly tensioned drive belt. This means the platter very quickly returns to the correct speed whatever the load. It is a very elegant suspended design, the triangle array of motors helps keep the suspension centred, as well as reducing sideways pull on the bearing as found on almost all other turntable designs.

The suspended sub chassis is made from aluminium and the arm mass is balanced with two counterweights, and this assembly hangs on three springs. This results in a very stable system, requiring minimal setup for a suspended design and provides a well controlled vertical bounce.

There are four power supply options, this one has the second level up called the PSU2.  All their supplies create a sine wave to run the motors with the minimal impact from the mains power supply, and all offer switching between 33.3 and 45rpm. The PSU2 builds upon the strengths of the PSU1 by adding improved local power supply regulation for the signal generator, improvements to the clock line and the output stage offering great improvements in refinement, tonal density, palette and definition over the power supply 1.

The power supplies are available separately so you can upgrade from one model to the next.

No arm is included, but any single point Rega fitment arm can be used, and naturally Audio Notes own Arm One/I, Arm Two/II, and Arm Three/III are ideal for this deck.

No lid is included.

Turntable Dimensions: Width, 48, Depth 44, Height 16cm (approximate depending upon arm)

Power supply Dimensions: Width 30cm, Depth 40cm, Height 15cm

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