The product that launched the AVID brand, over a decade ago, onto the world hi-fi scene was the critically acclaimed Acutus turntable. For the many experts and enthusiasts who have subsequently lived with this turntable, it was the start of a journey to reconnect with their music collection. Time, however, marches onward and a decade is a long time in the life of an engineering company.







Our life-long passion in music, vinyl and the airbearing technique, form the basis of Bergmann Audio. We believe in the simple solutions - simple the optimal way. We believe that a turntable must consist of as few parts as possible, to avoid any interference with the sound. Every single part in our turntables is carefully considered in its function, material and design.








The Thalie comes from an artistic activity and not an industrial one.

This turntable is build with the minimum amount of parts; each of it has a clearly defined role and is fully optimized to perform perfectly the purpose it was designed to fulfill. The Thalie was designed with tree main objectives:

1: Perfect reliability. 
2: To reach the best sound quality. 
3: To have the audience dream... 






Wenn Sie unsere Seiten durchgeblättert haben und nun zum Schluss das Vorwort lesen, könnten Sie den Eindruck gewonnen haben, dass wir aufgrund der wenigen technischen Daten nicht viel von Messtechnik halten. Genau das Gegenteil ist der Fall.


Ein computergestütztes Messsystem ist für uns ein seit langem unentbehrlich gewordenes Werkzeug bei Entwicklung und Qualitätssicherung. Letztendlich entscheidet aber alleine das Gehör, ob ein Konzept Bestand hat oder zu den Akten gelegt wird.

















This series started with the older long-bodied Onyx but was expanded to feature cartridge bodies crafted from other exotic materials like Jade, Tiger Eye, Bloodstone and Coral.   With the exception of the older long-bodied Onyx, all the cartridges in this series utilize the top end Platinum-alloy cores and silver-clad wires.  


A craftsman carefully selects a block of material for its natural grain.  The block is then machined into its final form and meticulously polished to a high gloss finish.  The process is painstakingly slow as care is required so as not to fracture the material.


The use of mineral (stone) bodies makes these the heaviest of all the Koetsu cartridges.


The benefits of using mineral (stone) bodies are evident.   Coupled with the Platinum-alloy cores, these cartridges are capable of producing an airy soundstage with extended high frequencies.  Micro detail retrieval is superlative.    


Even for a 'jaded' Koetsu user like myself, it still leaves me with goosebumps each time I listen to one. 











Suzuki-san makes it clear to me that accurate portrayal of acoustic space is Phasemation’s primary goal, with a strong emphasis on the relative positioning of voices and instruments within that space. Like many listeners, he wants to know where the musical instruments are located and he wants to feel their presence during playback. The key to good cartridge design is “to increase the electric-generation efficiency of the cartridge mechanism,” he says. In layman’s terms, that means Phasemation is trying to achieve the highest output with the smallest coil possible. The specs indicate that the company has succeeded: the PP-1000 produces an output of 0.29 mV, with an internal impedance of only 4 ohms.











  • Epoch-making Hi-µ core material SH-µX recently developed offers high µ amount to realise high-efficiency magnetic circuitry

  • Thick wires help reduce winding Nos. in coil, thus achieving astounding low internal impedance

  • Expanded bandwidth & extended dynamic range present clearer life-like soundstage, whilst improvement in transient & phase characteristics reproduces ultra-heavy bass with highest resolutions










The Soundsmith has existed in Westchester County, New York, for over 35 years. We currently provide audio repairs for many major accounts in the New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey area, as well as equipment shipped to us from all over the world. We are authorized for warranty repair of Audio Research, Revox, Bang & Olufsen, Halcro, DartZeel, Jeff Rowland and McIntosh. We have designed and manufactured varied types of audio equipment for many years, and are dedicated to the finest in audio reproduction.













We debuted to the world a killer frikkin' cool phono stage at CES 2001. It was called, aquatic naming theme continuing, The Steelhead®, as it is an "upstream" device and has a very clever MC variable load auto tranny that we designed and our very own Manley Magnetics department executed (which makes the MC stage so very clever).

Iron = transformer = "steel" makes sense to me...

It has two Moving Coil inputs with selectable impedance load 25, 50, 100, 200 and 400 Ohms via Mr. Clever "Steelhead" transformer/autoformer. It also has variable and selectable Moving Magnet input impedances too 25, 50, 100, 200 Ohms and 47 kOhms. Very nifty is the selectable-dial-able-in-able-from-the-faceplate-able capacitive loading for all three of the MM & MC inputs 0 to 1100 picofarads in 10 picofarad steps. Very cool! Equalize baby! TEN picofard steps! Wow! Now you can really dial this in for perfect cartridge matching with ZERO penalty. None of this switching detracts from the sound quality or adds any extra anything to the signal path. Rest assured.













Reiner Gläss isn't an inventor in the typical abstract meaning of the word. He's not the "Gyro Gearloose" kind of guy. Reiner Gläss is very down-to-earth. He lives and works in Baden Württemberg.

With his natural curiosity and alert mind Reiner Gläss analyses the facts that most people simply take for granted. These characteristics follow a clear principle that is followed by an efficient procedure: What begins with a basic research leads to a prototype that is the base for later serial production.

The mainly agriculture-based Baden-Württemberg always seems to have been a fertile breeding ground for researchers and developers. Just think of names like Bosch or Daimler and numerous other engineers, technicians and craftsmen that emerged from this region. Maybe it is the specific Swabian mixture of sobriety, inventiveness and entrepreneurial courage that has inspired Reiner Gläss to design unique products and to market them successfully – worldwide!













Manufacturing jewel bearings for watches, diamond stylus of audio cartridge, jewel bearing of needle pointer of measuring instruments. Sapphire bearing of home electric power meter. 

2014 is 94th Anniversary of ICHIKAWA. Manufacturing Zero friction products is our key policy which supported many Japanese industries for decades, such as mechanical watches, audio products, electric power meter industries.

After 1958 LP vinyl record disc invented, it required a tiny diamond tip stylus to trace only 0.05mm width grooves.
JELCO could do it without difficulties.

Tonearm was also developed with zero friction technology.JELCO is now a few tonearm maker left in Japan and is to support the culture legacy of analog music record discs left for some billion pieces in the world.










DR.FEICKERT analogue



… was built out of customers‘ enquiries. Most peoples‘ association of a turntable is a wooden box, platter and tonearm - that‘s it. And here we go: Have a look at our idea of such a design. With the very high level of performance already given from the older models the only difference should be the appearance.













DS Audio is a newly formed audio business group in Digital Stream Corporation  .
DSC has been in the laser optics market over 25 years.
You may not know us, but maybe we are right next to you every day.
DSC has been known as the provider of industrial laser optics systems in the optical disc market, in Medial testing systems, and for various laser optical instruments.
Disc evaluation system, for example, is the absolute scale of optical disc error measurement, where no reading
errors are allowed. “When you see reading errors in the tests, they are caused by the disc errors 100%.”
This is our statement and is based on our 25 years of experience and track-records. Market share of 95% in Disc tester optics speaks itself for the quality and performance of our laser products.









1978 was the year Peter Suchy and his team developed Clearaudio's first moving coil cartridges. The patented fully symmetrical design and the choice of a boron cantilever were pioneering approaches which guide others to this day – while Clearaudio continues to refine them. 'Made in Germany' at Clearaudio stands for the highest quality, using high-end materials and the perfect technical implementation of intelligent innovation. Every product in Clearaudio's portfolio is conceived and produced by highly skilled specialists and precision engineers in the science city of Erlangen.










Clear Audio



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`Das Laufwerk´ is German for `the turntable´. As in, THE TURNTABLE. Our turntable with that very proud and distinctive name has recently become SCHEU´s top-of-the range model. In terms of performance it even comfortably exceeds the company´s previous top model, the Premier, and represents the beginning of a whole new phase for SCHEU.

Weighing in at a total of about 38 kg, this mighty turntable is really a heavyweight contender for the reference league.

By omitting the lead shot chamber and the joining of two shell halves, a turntable of unadorned elegance came into being. Since no lead shot could be used to diminish resonance effects, other solutions needed to be found. By combining various materials such as multi-ply acrylic, steel and bronze, it was possible to achieve extremely effective adaptive resonance suppression and damping, though.











It all began when Micha Huber sought for a way to combine the advantages of a conventional pivoted tonearm and those of a linear tangential pick-up arm. The solution method is based on the well-known elementary school aid to construct a tangent: the Thales' circle. After much thought and calculations, a three-dimensional mechanical solution emerged that satisfies all the requirements placed on a modern pick-up system.

The long-cherished dream of geometrically correct tracking with low friction pivoted bearings became reality. A new patent was added to the dozens of existing patents that testify to this dream: CH 694567 Tangential Pivoted Tonearm, announced in May 2004.












Grado Labs is a Brooklyn based company that hand makes headphones and cartridges. Family run since 1953, Grado has seen three generations: Joseph, John, and Jonathan Grado. As Ars Technica says, “…on a quiet street in south Brooklyn is a manufacturing operation that produces some of the most renowned headphones… it's just the Grados in their narrow townhouse making the little-known.










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