Audio Note(UK) TT2 Deluxe High Gloss Black with PSU + Arm Three/II Tonearm and Ortofon Cadenza Bronze *Like New*
Excellent condition with box and accessories.
Audio Note™ turntables are all designed and built according to a core set of four fundamental insights into what delivers musicality. We have settled on these design principles after many years of experimentation and experience. They can be found on every Audio Note™ turntable from the TT-One right through to the TT Three Reference in which they achieve their ultimate expression.
A suspended chassis attenuates vibration energy from the speakers and the room to deliver purity of reproduction.
A low mass platter absorbs much less energy from the cartridge in the groove of the record without deadening the sound.
A vibration free high torque AC drive system delivers constant platter speed even when the grooves contain strong modulations.
The transmission of vibration in our turntables and arms is managed through the use of materials with different resonances and mass, so that energy is led away from the cartridge, where it does harm to the sound.
Expect even more...
The TT-Two is built to give an even more generous measure of musical enjoyment, particularly when paired with an Audio Note™ arm to create a combination able to punch well above its price point.
It has a high quality aluminium sub-chassis with optimised three-point suspension geometry. Two opposed AC motors deliver twice the torque to the low-mass acrylic platter and also have the benefit of further stabilising the suspension.
The robust and long-life bearing features a sintered and polished shaft in a brass tube with a hardened thrust plate and a precision ground steel ball.
When we decided to develop a new range of budget to mid priced tonearms to replace our long lived and loved ARM-One, Two and Three, we obviously had high hopes and expectations for the new design. We are extremely pleased to announce that the new Version II models have exceeded even our high standards. Ladies and Gentlemen, we give you the Audio Note (UK) ARM-Three/II.
We needed an arm that could be accommodated by not only our own range of turntables, but also by the many designs that were cut for the classic single hole 'Rega' mounting that has dominated the industry for so many years. Yet at the same time, we needed something that would truly push the boundaries of performance, design and quality, not only from a build perspective but also from the vitally important sound quality perspective also. This would require a complete rethink of many of the design criteria, and a level of engineering precision and quality that is rarely seen in the world of HiFi.
All of the new arms are manufactured in a state of the art machining facility located in Austria. We don't use parts manufactured by any other company for our new arms; every single piece is custom designed and manufactured by us and for us. This was the only way we could guarantee to get the results we were aiming for. Many people thought we were crazy to contemplate such an undertaking, especially considering the relatively modest prices we wanted to offer the new arms for, but such things have never worried us in the past, so why should they now! It took us over a year of painstaking prototyping, testing, redesigning and re-prototyping to finalise the design... and the results truly astonishing.
The new arms all share the same construction, based around an armtube that is machined from a single billet of high-grade aluminium. It is tapered both internally and externally, which reduces overall mass and also increases stiffness. The structural rigidity of this design allows the new arms to work with almost any design of cartridge, regardless of weight or compliance. From the lightest tracking moving magnet right up to our own IO models, the new arms allow the cartridge to track superbly, minimising noise and maximising music.
Bias adjustment is achieved via the classic 'falling weight' method. We found this to be by far the most easy to adjust and reliable method of bias adjustment.
The vertical and horizontal bearings are not the usual 'ball racer' type. Instead we use a rarely seen 'captured unipivot' arrangement, which provides significantly superior performance to any conventional arrangement.
As discussed above, we chose to stay with the mounting system used on our earlier generation of arms. But for the new models, we also introduced a method of adjusting the arm height via a threaded collar and locking nut, allowing the stylus rake angle to be precisely adjusted.
Silver inside and out
The Arm Three/II uses our own high purity Silver Litz wire inside the armtube, and our own AN-Vx silver cable from the arm base to the phono plugs.
MOTOR: 24 pole precision, high torque motor mounted on an anti-vibration assembly.
POWER SOURCE: 240V 50Hz/ 60Hz
POWER CONSUMPTION: 3.3VA
SPEEDS: 33 & 45 rpm
DRIVE SYSTEM: Precision moulded round section rubber belt
LENGTH: 9 inches
WIRING: 99.99% pure Silver Litz
CABLE: AN-Vx Silver Interconnect, AN GP RCA Plugs
TOTAL CABLE CAPACITANCE: 320pF
EFFECTIVE MASS: 11.5g
SPINDLE TO PIVOT DISTANCE
MOUNTING TYPE: 222 mm
:Single armboard hole, 23mm diameter
Return & Refund Policy
• All Pre-Owned items have been tested before listing.
• NO WARRANTY.
• We encourage buyers to test and verify the equipment condition at our showroom (1 Coleman Street, The Adelphi, Unit 03-35) — pre-owned condition as shown on our listed page.