With a clean sheet of paper and the Energy Management Discipline in mind, a new approach to turntable design emerged.
The Turntable consists of:
- a rotating platter that supports a phonograph record
- a drive source for this platter (motor, pulleys and belt)
- a plate to mount the bearing which accommodates the platter shaft
- mounting for the motor and pickup arm.
(This mounting plate is called the plinth, base or chassis. Some type of feet are used for support of this plinth.)
The turntable must cope with four types of energy intrusion:
- One: Self generation and internal coupling of energy produced by the motor, drive system, platter support bearing and tonearm.
- Two: Mechanically coupled energy that enters the support feet.
- Three: Airborne energy contained within the operating environment.
- Four: Energy generated by the stylus to groove contact during tracing (playing of the record).
- The R.E.A.L. Turntables major innovation is the construction of the plinth (base).
- Design by Merrill – Williams (Patent # 8,406,112 B2).
- The plinth is the heart of the turntable and supports all three energy generating parts (motor, bearing/spindle and tone arm).
Energy Intrusion Type 1:
Energy Intrusion Type 2:
Energy Intrusion Type 3:
Energy Intrusion Type 4:
The result is a dramatic elevation in the resolution and music realism of all past designs.
- Energy management design
- Rubber Elastomer Acoustic Laminate
- Elastomer suspended MDS impregnated oil well bearing
- ¾ inch polished stainless steel spindle
- Inverted adjustable hemispheric feet
- Acoustic Isolation Valleys
- Elastomer suspended azimuth adjustable tonearm mounting platform
- Polyoxymethylene platter
- Rubber cork compound mat
- Built in Strobe Disk
- Elastomer suspended synchronous motor with MU shielding
- Outboard Microprocessor Motor Drive 33-45 RPM
- Periphery clamping ring and center weight
- WOW & Flutter .02% Din 45-507
- Speed Accuracy 2 parts per million