Enter the audiophile analogue world thanks to Avid’s Ingenium with Pro-Ject 9cc tonearm and Ortofon’s 2M Blue moving magnet cartridge. Responsible for the most prestigious turntables on the planet, Avid have conjured a model for discerning ears at the beginning of their analogue adventure. This is a turntable for customers who value both high quality craftsmanship and exquisite playback.
A T-shaped chassis on three Elastomer feet with an isolated motor housing work in unison to substantially dampen the main proponents of resonance. Its pre-fit 9cc Pro-Ject tonearm is constructed of a single carbon fibre, conical tube. This avoids standing wave and lowers resonance. The Ingenium is also fitted with Ortofon’s beautifully rich, 2M Blue moving magnet cartridge and the 9cc tonearm offers full VTA and Azimuth adjustment for perfect alignment.
There are turntables and then there are Avid turntables. The difference is night and day. Experience the resplendent quality of analogue audio in a light competing turntable manufactures could only dream of achieving. Strip away all that gets between you and the music and enjoy your favourite artists in their purest form thanks to Avid’s Ingenium and Melbourne Hi Fi.
Since their introduction, our award-winning Diva turntables have been the benchmark for entry level turntables. With the increased popularity of vinyl reproduction, but the ever increasing costs of production, the Diva for many has become an entry level aspiration.
Despite requests for lesser cost models and a product which offers the options which embodied the Diva Mk1, we have resisted lowering our philosophical and engineering standards to join the ranks of inexpensive rectangular plastic or wooden 'turntables' a plenty around the world.
Ingenium shares the design philosophy of our more expensive designs, has true engineered audiophile quality, utilises key elements of the Diva II and has an exposed minimal design that achieves new standards of style and excellence.
AVID's unique sapphire bearing and platter has been retained from the Diva II, with the option of using our unique clamping system, which efficiently channels unwanted vibrations away from both the record and platter. The main chassis to which the bearing and arm are rigidly coupled is machined from two and a half inch solid aluminium and allows us to offer different arm fitting options.
In common with our other designs, isolating the main chassis is critical to maintain low coloration. We have employed the same optimised elastomer used in the Diva II giving excellent mechanical isolation of the playing surface, resulting in better information retrieval and resolution.
Using a mains powered version of the powerful motor employed in the Diva II and encapsulated within a bespoke housing to eliminate motor vibration entering the turntable, the resulting stability and the huge dynamic sound is instantly recognisable as AVID.
Ingenium offers more people the chance of opening a window to quality audiophile vinyl reproduction, with the opportunity to use today's wide variety of available pickup arms, without feeling its "just another turntable". It's reassuringly an AVID turntable through and through...
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