TECHDAS DEBUTS AIR FORCE ZERO TURNTABLE, BUT IF YOU NEED TO ASK THE PRICE ...

Posted on 20th March, 2019

TECHDAS DEBUTS AIR FORCE ZERO TURNTABLE, BUT IF YOU NEED TO ASK THE PRICE ...

More details have finally emerged about turntable giant, TechDAS, and its flagship Air Force Zero turntable that weighs in at more than 500kgs!

Until now, TechDAS had remained tight-lipped about the details of its new statement piece, opting for an official launch in Tokyo on March 16 2019.

The main unit of the Air Force Zero comprises a 100kg, stainless steel base frame and a 35kg platter base. Atop that are five platters weighing in at a further total of 118kg.

The platters are as follows:

  • Bottom platter: 30 kg, ø 40cm, forged Stainless Steel SUS 316L
  • Second platter: 20 kg, ø 31cm, forged Stainless Steel SUS 316L
  • Third platter: 20 kg, ø 31 cm, cast Gunmetal
  • Fourth Platter: 20 kg, ø 31 cm, forged Stainless Steel SUS 316L
  • Top Platter: 28 kg, ø 31 cm, powder sintered Tungsten

Driving those platters is a belt-drive with a polished and nonflexible polyurethane fibre belt. The drive motor itself is a 3-phase 12-pole AC synchronous motor manufactured by Papst, Germany. The first phase, during startup and rotation adjustment you get high torque rotation. Then, in steady rotation, there's non-servo, low torque, ultra-low vibration.

Naturally, you can dial in 33.3 rpm / 45 rpm speeds, with a precise speed adjustment function. Wow & Flutter is stated at below 0.03%.

Holding all that up is an air suspension system provided by an in-built electric air pump.

We are yet to confirm any pricing, but our guess is that it's a case of “if you need to ask…”

What we do know that you get 2x Titanium Tonearm Bases (Tungsten Tonearm Base available as an option), 1x TechDAS Disc Stabiliser, and 1x Platter Cover in your TechDAS Air Force Zero bundle.

TechDAS will show the Air Force Zero turntable at the 2019 High End Show in Munich, Germany in May.

For more information visit TechDAS.

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