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
If you must have a bearing then it better be a good one. The Wax Engine features a stepped stainless steel spindle that encapsulates a ceramic ball at the business end. This rides on a teflon pad and with a few drops of oil provides a low friction surface. The spindle is housed in a brass housing. The spindle is relatively "short" which results in a platter with a low centre of gravity and as a result, rotation is notably free and stable.

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
 
RESOURCES
 
REVIEW
 
Copyright© The Opera audio Co.,Ltd
back