But as the Invictus is a real large turntable our aim was to create a turntable with a sonic performance close to the Invictus but with a much smaller footprint. By using latest visionary State of the Art engineering technique and most sophisticated computer programs we developed his son INVICTUS jr. Extensive use of CLD technology and modern CAD analysis created a fantastic new turntable.
Thanks to its design, which allows adding up to four tone arms the INVICTUS jr. gives you maximum fl exibility. The INVICTUS jr. ground base consists of an elaborately milled bottom part, optimized according to the latest scientific on mechanics and using the finite elements method for stiffness and low vibration, covered by a perfectly milled top plate on which the INVICTUS jr. chassis is mounted.
The 3-layer aluminum and brass sandwich platter is entirely new and also uses CLD technology. A Highly damped platter with huge rotational energy. 54 Silencers with their vibration absorption add that last iota of perfection. Another step ahead in sound quality.
By looking at the main platter Tidorfolon bearing you will recognize immediately how this hand adjusted bearing is virtually perfect for guiding
the platter with almost no slackness and, at the same time, no friction and no noise. Enthusiasts and experts around the world appreciate and admire our Tidorfolon bearing for its precision and legendary reliability. It is always manufactured with the greatest love for detail and precision.
Another very important component for an extraordinary turntable is the motor. To develop it, we put in our 22 years of experience. The result is a 4-motor drive moving a tapered sub platter that bears the Silencer platter. Thanks to the 4 motors, and the digital motor controller the platter gets enormous power for quick run-up and stable speed. The circular arrangement around the bearing completely avoids tension on the bearing, so that it can run perfectly centered.
At the end, the result is a dramatic improvement. Just good enough go into the INVICTUS jr. Each one of my 22 Co-workers has given their best for the INVICTUS jr. and we are very proud of that.
Acoustic Signature Invictus Jr. Turntable
With so many turntables on display in Munich, it was difficult to choose the most noteworthy. There were numerous tonearms, cartridges and phonostages on display as well, but a few of the turntables, at different ends of the price spectrum, seemed to me potentially to be of significant interest to our readers. At the (much) higher price category was Acoustic Signature’s new Invictus Jr. Priced at $85,000 in the U.S., it is very expensive but still considerably less than the gargantuan Invictus on which it is based. With a much smaller footprint than the original Invictus, the Jr. still offers many of Sr.’s features. The Jr. has a four-motor drive that runs the tapered sub-platter and the main platter. The four motors contribute to high torque and speed stability. The turntable will accept up to four ’arms, and its lower price and smaller size compared to the Invictus make this Jr. model sound a little more accessible to customers. (At a more affordable end of the spectrum is Kuzma’s new Stabi R turntable—see Auspicious Debuts below.)