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Ariston RD 11S

2-Speed Belt-Drive Turntable

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Ariston RD 11S


Drive - Belt drive 24-pole hysteresis synchronous motor on silicone isolation sub frame

Platter - Two piece precision ground and balanced platter of 9.5 pound mass

Main bearing - Precision ptfe.

Main shaft with teflon cushioned main bearing shaft.

This ultra low friction self lubricating bearing gives the Ariston turntables state of the art performance.

This new technology gives the Ariston turntables the lowest rumble figures measurable

Suspension - Free floating sub cradle with low mass circular tone arm board and platter, on steel coil springs with polyurethane dampers.

This unique system makes the Ariston turntables the least prone to feedback with minimal stylus bounce due to severe floor vibration


Speeds: 33.33 and 45rpm

Wow and flutter: 0.03%

Rumble: -74dB weighted

Tonearm: available with either SME, Grace or blank armboard

Weight: 13kg

Base: Teak with plexiglass cover and friction hinges


despite some criticisms the sound quality gained a good rating, and many performance factors where more than satisfactory - £350 HFC 1983


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brochure  English

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