by Simon Brown of Design Build Listen - New Zealand 
The Wand Turntable 1

 

 

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

  • 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)”

Pricing

MODEL 14-4 TURNTABLE  - without Arm

Shown at the 2018 Munich Show

THE WAND TURNTABLE

 

$3,800

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