Xtension 9 (MAHOGANY)
High-End Belt-Drive Turntable with 9" EVO Carbon Fiber Tonearm
Xtension 9 Evolution is a high-class audiophile turntable that offers superlative vinyl performance from a compact luxurious turntable and tone arm configuration!
Xtension 9 Evolution chassis is made from high-class ultra dense MDF, that gives high mass and is non-resonant. Unique magnetic feet decouple the main plinth from its base.These feet effectively isolate the heavy 16kg turntable mass from outer vibration, plus adds up to a combination of 'mass loaded' principle and 'floating turntable' design.
Instead of a pure metal main platter, we found a perfect aluminium alloy which is damped with thermo plastic elastomers (TPE). Additionally we glued recycled Vinyl records to the top (which act as a perfect mat) and bake this 'sandwich' before precision balancing it.
The final product subsequently benefits from a wonderful resonance-free, heavy platter, that runs ultra-silent on an inverted ceramic bearing (ball & plate) with magnetic suspension. This virtually reduces the platter-mass, so the platter `floats´ on the bearing with the lowest rumble possible.
It features a quartz-generated high precision electronic speed regulation (Speed Box) with microprocessor control. An absolutely clean AC power is generated, which is led directly into built-in synchronous motor. Decoupling from mains interference, quartz regulation and dedicated filter circuit gives a far better speed stability for smooth and undisturbed motor operation.
This results in a significant sound improvement through superior motor running smoothness, plus adds convenience, because speed change between 33 & 45 can be done electronically with a push of the button.