Analog System
 
WAX Engine Turntable
Tonearm
 
Turntable
Phono stage
 
The CONSONANCE WAX Engine is a quite remarkable new turntable. There are more sensible design features that are beneficial to analogue playback in this turntable than those costing several times more.

Main bearing & Spindle
WAX Engine was updated to theĦ°Zero ClearanceĦħ platter bearing which the same design from our cooperation partner Well Tempered Lab.bility.

Design philosophy-Rotational Stability of the spindle
The Well Tempered round spindle rotates in a triangle hole of Teflon and the corner of the triangle is oriented to the motor. This arrangement causes the spindle to rotate in a zero clearance bearing. If the spindle is in the normal round hole, the contact with the bearing surface is made of one point, a condition which can cause rotational instability. With the round spindle rotating in a triangle hole, contact is made at two points resulting in zero clearance and a high degree of stability.

Design philosophy- Bearing Noise
The Well Tempered bearing uses a Teflon thrust bearing. The stainless steel spindle has a precision point and rests into a small hole in the Teflon thrust bearing to achieve very low noise.
The DC motor is a high quality Mabuchi with a patented DC servo supply.

The tonearm is a "unipivot" design which is not unique and although have known advantages also have well recognised problems. Rather than a "needle" point commonly used, Wax Engine features a proprietary low friction brass bearing in the horizontal mode and "pre loaded stainless" in the vertical. The arm tube is aluminium, terminated in a low mass headshell, antiskate is achieved by a rod and rider weight. A remarkable achievement in a tonearm at this price level.

All mounted on an aluminium "T" section chassis with isolation feet. A serious attempt to give the recordings their best shot.

 
Specification
Voltage: 12VDC, 1A adaptor
Tonearm: 9” effective length
Speed accuracy: Within 0.01%
Motor power supply: 12VDC, 1A
Dimensions: 145 x 385 x 345mm (H x W x D)
Weight: 6kg
 
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