The Wand Turntable

 

Features/ Specification;   Model 14-4 (14 inch / 4-layer platter)

  •  Big diameter 14 inch Smart Platter™.
    • Large diameter (360mm) gives 20% more inertia than conventional platter of equivalent mass.
    • Four-layer construction of platter damps vibration and noise transfer.
    • Acrylic playing surface for vibration transfer from record for increased resolution.
    • Screw down clamp with acrylic surface allows record label to be seen.
  • German Plywood main structure. Asymmetric shape and internal machining to disperse noise and vibration.
  • Zentroidal™ three point suspension system. The centroid of suspension, the stillest point, is close to the playing arc to maximise shock and vibration rejection.
  • DC Motor with superb electronic speed control. 33 / 45rpm /78rpm switchable.
  • Electronic braking for quick record changing.
  • Will accommodate 9.5in / 10.3in or 12in Wand tonearms (or other brands)
  • Swiss custom-made flat belt. This provides dynamic punch while maintaining noise isolation.
  • Includes a stylish lid.
    • Lid is mechanically outside the playing system
    • Designed for cueing the record to the beginning when the lid is down.
    • The lid stands upright on its back edge.
  • Optional on-board phono stage designed by New Zealand’s PureAudio.  Available November 2018
  • Optional support for second 9.5in arm.
  • 11kg (~480mm x 400mm x 120mm,  ~19” x 15”3/4 x 5”)
  • 100V- 240V AC 50-60Hz supply
  • Handmade in New Zealand

Production Timeline; The Wand Turntable

Status May 2018; Several iterations of prototype have been built (Six in the latest batch) and are undergoing testing with customers and Distributors, as well as doing Shows.

The next step is a Pre-production batch of around ten units. These will be sold on a crowd-funding platform (July) to get them to customers for trial (August).

Shipments will start to Australasia in September and the rest of the world, October / November.

 

Comment from a listener after Milan Show 2018; “Speaking about your turntable I think it's VERY good! …..They put a very good jazz record on; the song I heard was o cover of "blue rondò" with a  Hammond and a (tenor?) sax... Well, first I noticed the drum,  it was explosive just like a Lenco, then the motor stability ... wow! (and an Hammond with Lesley who execute long notes, or a long saxophone whispered note are HARD to reproduce...I used to play drums in bands with Hammond and Brass). Well done, I'm pretty impressed (the bass is also really good)”