NASA-award winning aerospace engineer Aleks Bakman has designed a revolutionary belt driven turntable, named One Degree of Freedom Turntable (OneDoF Turntable). This is the first turntable in history with self-centering platter bearing in a non-resonant liquid suspension. Also interesting information is its incredible price – $150,000!
The result of this turntable is the noise canceling drive with on-the-fly vertical motor position adjustment. This adjustment eliminates distortions related to the vertical drive belt position. The drive is based on a Texas Instruments’ microprocessor; it is a product of most advanced Swiss craftsmanship and innovative American engineering. OneDof has synchronous motor with coreless skewed winding that eliminates cogging and provides torque ripple free operation.
The platter alone weighs a hefty 50-lb (23-kg) and is filled with internal liquid damping. It has a tonearm tower with continuous, smooth yet solid on-the-fly Vertical Tracking Angle adjustment of over three inches and it can accommodate three tonearms.
And if you think you ended up all with $150,000, you are wrong. You would also have to shell out an additional $9,750 for each of the 2 tri-planar tone-arm, and also the Benz LP cartridge. But, if you are some passionate audiophiles, it won’t be a problem. [OneDoF]