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Since its introduction in 2013, the Ingenium has been winning awards globally and become the benchmark for entry level audiophile players. With the increased popularity of vinyl, especially with novice customers and younger enthusiasts, in 2018 we raised the bar yet again of this popular design.
Ingenium Plug&Play builds on its predecessor, retaining many features, making some aesthetic improvements and a more straightforward installation. Complete with quality fitted tonearm and cartridge, it is ready to use within ten minutes…. really Plug&Play
“Product of the Year in the Turntable category”
– Jeff Dorgay
Sharing the same design philosophy and features from our more expensive designs, Ingenium Plug&Play has true audiophile credentials and an engineered quality.
Our unique sapphire bearing and clamping system, which efficiently channels unwanted vibrations away from the record to the chassis, reduces the background noise of the record itself, so there is clarity to the music, the performance not vailed but vivid and transparent.
“For a plug and play turntable this was a stonker of a machine”
– Janine Elliot
Isolating the turntable is critical to maintain low coloration and we have employed the same optimised elastomer used in our Diva range, giving excellent mechanical isolation of the playing surface, resulting in better information retrieval and resolution.
Ingenium Plug&Play opens the door to quality audiophile reproduction, without the feeling its “just another record player”. It’s reassuringly an AVID record player at an affordable price.
“Fantastic combination of rhythmic precision and sheer musical energy”
Fundamental in the design of all our turntables, our unique screw-down clamp grounds the record to the bearing, allowing unwanted vibration to pass away to the main chassis. This lowers the noise floor of the record itself, allowing the cartridge to more faithfully trace the groove, giving a more transparent and realistic sound whilst reducing record wear and damage.
Precision machined from solid aluminium and stainless steel, our clamp also automatically flattens all but the most warped records to the platter mat, allowing the cartridge to trace the groove more faithfully and prevents air pockets under the record reducing sound quality.
Precision machined high density fibreboard (HDF) offers a stable self-damping material to support the record. The cork-based compound mat effectively keeps vibration within the record rather than passing into the platter, so that it is transmitted away through the bearing.
A heavy solid aluminium platter is also available as an upgrade, bringing much improved sound quality and speed stability.
- DRIVE BELT DRIVE
- SPEEDS 33.3 & 45.0 RPM
- PLATTER MASS 2.5KG
- BEARING INVERTED STAINLESS STEEL
- THRUST POINT TUNGSTEN CARBIDE/SAPPHIRE
- SUSPENSION ELASTOMER
- TONEARM (INCLUED) AVID TA-1
- CARTRIDGE (INCLUED) AVID-CA1
- MOTOR 12mNm AC synchronous
- VOLTAGE INPUT 100-240VAC 50/60Hz 4 Watts Max.
- DIMENSIONS 370 x 305 x 130mm (WxDxH overall)
- NET WEIGHT 5.9KG (13LB)
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