ACOUSTIC SIGNATURE - STORM MKII TURNTABLE
The new Storm Mk2 turntable weighs in at 28kg and provides all the advantages that true high mass turntables can deliver. Storm Mk2 offers rock solid and tuneful bass, a stable and focused midrange, clear and detailed high frequency reproduction – producing a sound stage that has both natural delicate musicality and great authority. The new Storm Mk2 design replaces one of our best selling turntables, improving on the design with wider feet spacing offering greater stability; improved platter resonance damping and heavier platter; quality design to improve sound quality, not for its own sake - something Acoustic Signature is known for worldwide. Of course, Storm MK2 also has very low mechanical noise courtesy of our unique Tidorfolon bearing design, and an externally sited motor, run by our BetaDIG regenerative power supply ensure perfect rotation of the new platter.
A 50mm solid turntable platter made of aluminum, a very soft alloy to optimize its periodic resonance. There are 8 Silencer inserts fitted in the platter, to further reduce resonance and the bottom face is coated with resonance-reducing material.
The bearing is the heart of every turntable. Through fundamental research and development, Acoustic Signature invented a bearing with the ideal performance characteristics of exact fit, extremely low noise, very low friction and long-term stability. The platter-bearing component is manufactured from special hardened and polished steel, with an extremely hard tungsten carbide ball at its base. The bearing housing uses perfectly matched and ‘aged’ sinter bronze inserts, which are self-lubricating; and therefore maintenance free. At the base of the bearing, a specially developed ‘high-tech’ material TIDORFOLON is used. The bearing runs dry - without oil.
The external drive motor of the turntable is run by its own electronic controller, called the Beta DIG. The AC mains voltage is converted to DC current and an integrated Controller generates the necessary sine wave for the motor fully digital. The frequency is Quartz looked and because of the digital design not heat is created. Frequency stability and power are increased to the former analog Version. The Beta DIG is impervious to the negative effects of mains voltage fluctuations and household appliances that produce ‘noisy’ mains that can have a very great detrimental effect on AC motors and therefore the turntable performance and ultimately the sound. The Beta DIG control is the perfect design solution.
A 45mm solid aluminum chassis forms the base of the turntable, on which all arm attachments are fitted.
The tone arm mounting plates are adjustable. The mounting of any desired tone arm is possible, with a maximum of 3 tone arm mounting plates for either 9” or 12” on one turntable. The three widely spaced adjustable feet offer simple macro and micro adjustments to level the turntable. The high mass platter (with its inertia) is an integral part of the turntable concept. Very low bearing friction; perfect motor drive control and large platter inertia guarantee perfect synchronization and the best sound. Highest precision manufacturing in Germany guarantees reliability of this turntable. To make sure that every STORM Mk2 is exactly the same, Acoustic Signature produces nearly every part on high precision computer controlled machines.
• Drive unit: 3 Synchron motor, electronically regulated, Power-decoupled, adjustable
• Bearing: Highly precise roller burnished Tidorfolon bearing
• Chassis: Resonance-optimized mass chassis with 3 adjustable feet, very soft alloy for low resonance.
• Platter: High precision plate made of aluminum, 5 cm thick, 15 kg with 24 Silencer modules double isolated.
• Speed Range: 33 1/3 RPM, 45 RPM
• Power Supply: 100 to 260V AC
• Dimensions: 480 mm depth, 670 mm width ca. 36 kg depending on extras ordered
MSRP $ TBA
If you are interested in this product, have questions, or want to schedule an audition, please call 1-714-630-4100.