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AVID Acutus Reference SP (Excludes Arm & Cartridge)

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AVID Acutus Reference SP (Excludes Arm & Cartridge)


  • Available in store only, enquiries can be sent via the enquire button
  • We will arrange special delivery for your AVID HIFI Equipment
  • Full Specialist Installation available
  • Demonstration facilities available in our Norwich Store
  • Specialist backup and post sales service available

The Reference provides not just a subjective but an immediately obvious lowering of the noise floor; extension of both bass and treble responses and a significant dynamic improvement.

The sense of realism needs to be experienced to be appreciated – something which we are happy to arrange for you with our exclusive world wide dealer network.

…So enough puff. What are the actual differences between the Acutus and the Acutus Reference?

The first, and perhaps the most influential, is the power supply. A full 1kVA is on tap. This supply, itself developed over three years is the most stable, linear supply we’ve ever experienced. The Advanced DSP control of the motor power is finely adjustable almost completely eliminating micro-vibrations from the motor unit.

The motor suspension has been fine-tuned and a new twin belt drive system has been employed to aid grip and control. A detailed understanding of the metallurgic requirements of moving components has resulted in the refinement of the bearing system to self-lubricate and spin freely, but eliminate unwanted movement.

The Acutus Reference is a rare jewel of precision engineering. The age old adage of ‘getting what you pay for’ is no more evident than in this superlative turntable.





: Twin Belt drive


: 33.3 and 45.0 RPM

Platter mass

: 10.0 Kg


: Inverted stainless steel

Thrust point

: Tungsten carbide/Sapphire


: 3 point, springs in vertical, O-rings in lateral frequency

: vertical 2.5 Hz (variable), lateral 4.5 Hz


: Std. cut for SME (adapters to order)


: Hand built 24v 140mNm ac synchronous

Power supply

: DSP Vari-SPeed control unit

Voltage input

: 100-240vac 50/60Hz 300 watts max. (depending on region)


: Turntable (overall) 460 x 400 x 210mm (WxDxH)


: Turntable (footprint) 410 x 360mm (WxD)

: P.S.U. 415 x 350 x 140mm (WxDxH)

Net weight

: 19.0Kg (42lb) turntable only

: 20.1Kg (45lb) psu only


: (box1) 550 x 500 x 550mm (WxDxH)

: (box2) 710 x 490 x 270mm (WxDxH)

Shipping weight

: 55.0Kg (122lb)

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