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Alphason Designs Sonata

Belt-Drive Turntable

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Top of the range turntable which often came fitted with the HR100S tonearm. Upgradeable using the external Atlas power supply.

Alphason Designs Sonata


The Alphason Sonata transcription turntable is a precision piece of equipment and must be handled carefully.

It is also important to use a high resolution pick-up arm.

Although a number of tonearms can be mounted, to achieve the ultimate performance the use of the HR-100s-MCS is strongly recommended as the turntable was developed for use with the top Alphason pick-up arms which are very high resolution designs.


Type: belt drive

Motor: AC synchronous

Speeds: 33.33 and 45rpm


Good sound in all areas - bass, clarity and neutrality all in the top class and bettered by very few decks - £835 (£400 Atlas power supply) HiFi Choice

In 1986 the Alphason Sonata, a sophisticated suspended turntable, was launched. Its chassis was made from drop-cast pig-iron hanging from long, adjustable, damped springs in little suspension turrets. An acrylic platter, twin motors, adjustable feet and a decently solid plinth rounded out the package - HFW Dec 1988


instruction/owners manual  English

schematic  English

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