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AVID DIVA II (Excludes Arms & Cartridges)

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AVID DIVA II (Excludes Arms & Cartridges)


Originally, AVID's entry-level model, the Diva II shares the design philosophy and key elements of our more expensive designs. Far from being hamstrung by compromise as many ‘cost-down’ turntables are, Diva II has been engineered holistically – each part designed specifically to contribute to an overall performance which is quite simply remarkable both in value and absolute terms.

The foundation of the Diva II is an ultra rigid, one-piece aluminium casting. The arm and platter are mounted to this using a sapphire bearing and tight clamping system. The AVID Diva II’s unique system of mechanical isolation efficiently channels unwanted vibrations away from both the record and platter into this rigid chassis.

Platter construction is MDF, the cork mat composite in common with the both Volvere and Sequel models. The use of this platter coupled with the softer surface material ensures an impedance miss-match with the record and, with the aid of the clamp, reduces unwanted vibrations entering the platter.

Isolating the main chassis is critical to maintain low coloration. We have employed a triple elastomer layer system using an incredibly effective tailorSorbothane compound as used in our Isolating Support Platform, giving optimum mechanical isolation of the playing surface, resulting in better information retrieval and resolution.

Although rare in affordable turntables, the benefits of an external power supply are hard to deny. We have equipped the Diva II with a purposed designed mains transformer and electronics to construct a supremely smooth and consistent rotational force. Feeding a powerful motor the resulting stability and the huge dynamic sound is instantly recognisable as AVID.

 

Specifications

 

Drive

: Belt drive

Speeds

: 33.3 and 45.0 RPM

Platter mass

: 2.5 Kg

Bearing

: Inverted stainless steel

Thrust point

: Tungsten carbide/Sapphire

Suspension

: Triple layer 3 point elastomer

Tonearms

: Std. cut for SME (adapters to order)

Motor

: 24v 12mNm ac synchronous

Power supply

: Separate control unit

Voltage input

: 100-240vac 50/60Hz 20 watts max. (depending on region)

Dimensions

: Turntable (overall) 450mm x 390mm x 140mm (WxDxH)

: Turntable (footprint) 380mm x 340mm (WxD)

: P.S.U. 158mm x 160mm x 60mm (WxDxH)

Net weight

: 9.0Kg (20lb) ex. PSU

Packaging

: 570mm x 530mm x 220mm (WxDxH)

Shipping weight

: 14.0Kg (31lb)

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