FEICKERT FIREBIRD

One of the strongest of all the Feickert attributes is an ability to make one forget that they're there. Easy to place and easy to use ... and they don't ever get in the way of the music"

FEICKERT FIREBIRD TURNTABLE

"If you're in the market for a combination of advanced engineering, outstanding data retrieval, and a touch of Classic analog's smile-factor, the Dr. Feickert Firebird is a must audition and belongs on your short list"

Overview

Fully loaded but without tonearm at about $12,500, Dr. Feickert Analogue's flagship turntable, the Firebird, is a generously sized record player designed to easily accommodate two 12" tonearms. Its three brushless, three-phase DC motors, arranged around the platter in an equilateral triangle, are connected to a proprietary controller in a phase-locked loop (PLL). A reference signal from just one of the motors drives all three motors, thus one motor is the master while the other two are slaves.

 

Dr Christian Feickert says that the key to this drive system is the motor design, which was done in close consultation with its world-renowned manufacturer, Pabst. The result is a feedback-based system in which the controller produces very low jitter levels.

 

The Firebird weighs 68.5 lbs, and its plinth is large : 22" wide by 6.25" high by 18.25" deep. The plinth is constructed of aluminum top and bottom layers with thermally-treated MDF in the middle and sits on specially designed adjustable feet.

 

Riding on an inverted bearing is a 13.23-lb platter. This 2" high platter is made from poly-oxy-methylene (POM). POM is a rather slow compound in terms of propagation of sonic energy, and has resonance characteristics similar to the vinyl used to manufacture records. POM also has anti-static properties which help to suppress clicks and pops in playback. Embedded within the platter are eight 1¾" solid brass cylinder inlays that are evenly-spaced around, and close to, its outer edge. This evenly 'distributed' metal mass adds significant inertia, resulting in enhanced smoothness to the sound and in more refined inner details.

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SPECIFICATIONS

 

ELECTRONIC SPEED CHANGE

33.33 / 45.11 / 78  RPM
DRIVE TOPOLOGY

Belt
MOTORS

x 3
ARM MOUNTS

2 - quick swap

PIVOT TO SPINDLE

Right Slot :

205 - 345 mm / 9" - 14" eff. length
Left Slot (optional) :

205 - 300 mm / 9" - 12" eff. length
WARRANTY

2 yrs - Chassis & Electronics

5 yrs - Bearing
OUTBOARD LINEAR POWER SUPPLY

24 V / 500 mA DC
DIMENSIONS W × H × D

560 × 160 × 460 mm
WEIGHT

29 kg / 64 lbs

Firebird

No tonearm - $ 10,995

Inertia Platter - $ 500

DFA Linear LPSU - $ 895

Spike Feet Upgrade - $ 250

Premium Finishes - $ 350 - $ 800

 

BUNDLE - Deluxe TS-MXX

$ 13,995

Inertia Platter /  Wood or High Gloss Finish

10.5" or 12" Schick Arm / Schick Graphite Headshell

Iridium Phono Cable

BUNDLE - Deluxe K-SS12VTA

$ 14,795

Inertia Platter /  Wood or High Gloss Finish

12” Kuzma Stogi S12VTA tonearm, Kuzma Stogi Arm base

BUNDLE - Deluxe K-4PSE

$ 19,395

Inertia Platter /  Wood or High Gloss Finish

11” Kuzma 4PointSE tonearm

CARTRIDGE BUNDLE OFFER- CALL US

20-25% Off with Bundle Purchase

Ortofon SPU Line, Ortofon Prestige Line

Koetsu Line, E.A.T. Line

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