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    In eight flight cases arrives your new 388kg monument to vinyl record playback.... "to set the music free."

    From Acoustical Systems. APOLYT




    "Imagine ..... this turntable not being designed and manufactured to serve as a product. But as the most serious attempt to explore to the very last the possibilities of the medium. "

    Gott im Himmel - whaddya think of that?

  • #2
    the audiophile equivalent of stuffing socks in your crotch or installing 5" exhaust tips. i don't get it.
    TURNTABLE TechDAS Airforce III | TONEARM Graham Phantom III | CARTRIDGES ZYX Omega X SB2 + Lyra Etna SL | PHONO STAGE Boulder 1008 | DIGITAL Innuos MiniZen II + M2Tech Young + Palmer PS | LINE STAGE Boulder 810 | AMPLIFIERS Boulder 850 Monos | SPEAKERS Magico A5 | RACK Adona Eris 6DW | CABLES Mogami + Canare

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    • #3
      Not a thing of physical beauty. Very industrial and cold looking.
      Micro Seiki SX-8000 table with flywheel, SME 3012R arm, SME 312S arm, Lyra Etna SL and Dynavector XV-1S cartridges, ARC Ref 3 phono stage, Otari MX-55 tape deck, Ampex 350 repros, Roon Nucleus Plus server, PS Audio DSJ DAC, ARC Ref 6 pre, ARC Ref 75 amp, JBL 4345 speakers, and Def Tech Ref subs.

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      • Socrates
        Socrates commented
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        Agree-- too much metal

        Soc

    • #4
      I'm not sure at 5'3" tall I could reach the platter to play a record.👅😝
      Turntable: TW Acustic TT with Ref motor & controller; Tri-Planar Arm; Ortofon Windfeld-Ti Cartridge, Harmonix-Combak platter mat & weight; PS Audio Stellar Phono Preamp; KLAudio Ultrasonic Record Cleaner.

      Digital: Bluesound Vault-2 Music Server & Streamer

      Amplification: PS Audio Stellar Phono Preamp, VTL 6.5 preamp Series II, Pass Labs 150.8 Amp

      Loudspeakers: Piega C711 Loudspeakers

      Isolation: Symposium Osiris Rack; Symposium Platforms and Roller Blocks plus grade 2.5 Balls

      Misc: PS Audio Noise Harvesters, Acoustic Revive RR-888 Low Frequency Pulse Generator, Synergistic Research 12 UEF SE Line Conditioner, Level 3 HC AC Cord and Level 3 power cords, Synergistic Carbon fiber wall plates, Synergistic Research Orange Outlet, Furutech NCF Booster Braces, Audio Art Ref IC, MIT Oracle IC, synergistic Research Atmosphere X Euphoria Level 3 Balanced ICs, Synergistic Research Euphoria Level 3 Speaker Cables, Synergistic Research Cable Risers.

      Sennheiser HDV 650 Headphone Amp; Sennheiser HD800s Headphones.

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      • 1morerecord2clean
        1morerecord2clean commented
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        😜

      • Beaur
        Beaur commented
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        I saw the static one in Munich. I am 6'4" and it would not be easy for me to cue up a disc! The real craziness is the $100K linear tracker!! Also on static display.

      • Rob
        Rob commented
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        "The real craziness is the $100K linear tracker!! Also on static display"

        I read that too, quided by lasers, servos, robotics, AE and who knows what else.

    • #5
      personally I hope that it becomes a fully realized product.....and that it does set new standards for vinyl playback performance. I respect the vision and commitment it takes to get as far as they have. I will be cheering them on.
      https://systems.audiogon.com/systems/615

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      • Guest's Avatar
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        Rodger that.

    • #6
      So do we think the Phono stage and cartridge exist that will do justice to this table?
      Turntable: TW Acustic TT with Ref motor & controller; Tri-Planar Arm; Ortofon Windfeld-Ti Cartridge, Harmonix-Combak platter mat & weight; PS Audio Stellar Phono Preamp; KLAudio Ultrasonic Record Cleaner.

      Digital: Bluesound Vault-2 Music Server & Streamer

      Amplification: PS Audio Stellar Phono Preamp, VTL 6.5 preamp Series II, Pass Labs 150.8 Amp

      Loudspeakers: Piega C711 Loudspeakers

      Isolation: Symposium Osiris Rack; Symposium Platforms and Roller Blocks plus grade 2.5 Balls

      Misc: PS Audio Noise Harvesters, Acoustic Revive RR-888 Low Frequency Pulse Generator, Synergistic Research 12 UEF SE Line Conditioner, Level 3 HC AC Cord and Level 3 power cords, Synergistic Carbon fiber wall plates, Synergistic Research Orange Outlet, Furutech NCF Booster Braces, Audio Art Ref IC, MIT Oracle IC, synergistic Research Atmosphere X Euphoria Level 3 Balanced ICs, Synergistic Research Euphoria Level 3 Speaker Cables, Synergistic Research Cable Risers.

      Sennheiser HDV 650 Headphone Amp; Sennheiser HD800s Headphones.

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      • #7
        Is the guy who designed this table a mechanical engineer?
        Micro Seiki SX-8000 table with flywheel, SME 3012R arm, SME 312S arm, Lyra Etna SL and Dynavector XV-1S cartridges, ARC Ref 3 phono stage, Otari MX-55 tape deck, Ampex 350 repros, Roon Nucleus Plus server, PS Audio DSJ DAC, ARC Ref 6 pre, ARC Ref 75 amp, JBL 4345 speakers, and Def Tech Ref subs.

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        • Rob
          Rob commented
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          I reckon so based on it's complexity altho' the engineer's motto of KISS seems to have escaped them. the pillars that hold it up are hydraulic (pneumatic?) Mikey went to some lengths describing it's vast technical attributes in a München show report. AFAIK its never spun a record in anger (under show cond.) supposedly there are 5 examples in the wild (?) me thinks its a solution looking for a problem.

        • Guest's Avatar
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          My sense is Dietrich Brakemeir is a strong innovator in the analog realm: cartridges, headshells, several excellent alignment and setup tools.

        • MylesBAstor
          MylesBAstor commented
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          I think Dietrich designed a table in the '90s that was subject of legend. Not sure how many were produced and how many actually got their tables.

      • #8
        It should have been named APOHVY

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        • Guest's Avatar
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          heh.

      • #9
        I saw the finished product in HK @ the HK audio show. Unfortunately it was not set up to play. It is a complete finished product.

        It is built like tank and HUGE and unlike some hifi gear, you can certainly see where a lot of the $$ go. The suspension is based on large industrial seismic isolation. each leg has its own air regulated suspension.

        He has sold a half dozen or so when I spoke to him at the show.


        Just have a look at the back of the turntable to see how much major over engineered technology has gone into the table







        Vinyl top platter for vinyl on vinyl contact.


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        • MylesBAstor
          MylesBAstor commented
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          Nice pics. Four arms too?

        • Metamatic
          Metamatic commented
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          I think I read it can do 5 arms. I might be mistaken thou.

        • MylesBAstor
          MylesBAstor commented
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          Do you know how much the upper part of the turntable weighs?

      • #10
        Look I have no doubt that what he has achived here from a Engineering perspective is absolutely amazing. Ist just a shame that its not possible to do something like this in a package that is aesthetically pleasing. Don't think Clearaudio are going to be selling fewer of their Statement because of it...

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        • #11
          Dieter B has some interesting innovations in vinyl set-up and playback. I never dealt with him. I know Syntax from Audiogon, who is also a madman when it comes to vinyl playback. These guys- part of a loose confederation of German audiophiles- were really strong advocates of the old Micro Seiki tables, with lot's of tweaks. I know Syntax had a collection of cartridges to rival David Karmeli's. Utterly mad in an interesting way. (Syntax, who I have been corresponding with for some years, is another person on my list to visit at some point).

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          • #12
            Saw it in the flesh last year at München and it felt a bit imposing and intimidating. A non working prototype though ... but I'll be looking forward to hearing it come May 2017.

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            • #13
              Wonder why it's always on static display at shows?
              Micro Seiki SX-8000 table with flywheel, SME 3012R arm, SME 312S arm, Lyra Etna SL and Dynavector XV-1S cartridges, ARC Ref 3 phono stage, Otari MX-55 tape deck, Ampex 350 repros, Roon Nucleus Plus server, PS Audio DSJ DAC, ARC Ref 6 pre, ARC Ref 75 amp, JBL 4345 speakers, and Def Tech Ref subs.

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              • #14
                I wish I knew. I was at the HK show too and as Meta said, static display only.

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                • #15
                  I like to know how a TT is driven. DB does not have a talking point about drive. But in the fine print is written:

                  - drive: unique balanced shaft transmission drive with dynamic torque management

                  - balanced shaft transmission drive - mating belt and direct drive in an unique concept.

                  - motor-drive powered by custom amplifier and optional pure DC-power supply.


                  - speed quartz controlled and user adjustable +/- 5%.

                  One drive to get the 110lb platter moving, the other to keep it going?
                  No talk of reading platter speed, sampling rate, sensors, encoders, accuracy deviation, etc. etc.. Quartz, not NIST?
                  User adjustable speed control usually raises an eyebrow - that one is allowed to I suppose is a good thing, but how one knows to make such a change, another.

                  Here's hoping it eventually plays a record or two and more than Bishop Berkley get to hear it. You gotta appreciate a guy with the where-with-all and talent to tackle such a project, make the thing and show it in public when it is not quite there.

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                  • MylesBAstor
                    MylesBAstor commented
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                    The DC power supply is optional on a table of this price???
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