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AVM Audio Rotation R 2.3 MK2 Turntable

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Original price $8,495.00 - Original price $12,495.00
Original price
$8,495.00 - $12,495.00
Current price $8,495.00

AVM Audio Rotation R 2.3 MK2 Turntable

The ROTATION R 2.3 MK2 is a huge leap forward for audiophile AVM turntables, featuring a specially developed AVM 9″ tonearm. The new AVM tonearm in the ROTATION 2.3 MK2 boasts numerous detailed improvements, including significantly enhanced internal damping to further shift the tonearm’s natural frequency outside of the audible spectrum for even more true-to-life sound. New manufacturing methods allow the gimbal tonearm bearings of the ROTATION R 2.3 MK2 to have still less play compared to the MK1 model. The motor control was also extensively revised and works even more precisely than in the original version.

Visually, the resonance-free acrylic dust cover known from the R 5.3 has also been adopted in the ROTATION R 2.3 MK2. In addition, you can now enhance your listening space with the ROTATION R 2.3 MK2’s brand-new RGB turntable lighting. The included remote gives you complete control over the ambiance, allowing you to easily set the perfect colour, dim the light, or turn it off for the ultimate personalized listening experience.

R 2.3 Originals and history

Creating a purely analog source based on AVM’s in-house developments by meeting the highest demands was already a long-cherished dream and from the very beginning a matter for AVM owner & managing director Udo Besser. The development of AVM turntables was accompanied by new, further refined phono stages such as the compact P30 Phono Stage or the modular EVOLUTION and OVATION phono stages, which are available with high-end tube output stages on request.

With AVM’s combined expertise in both disciplines, we as a German high-end manufacturer complete our expansive portfolio with exquisite analog signal sources to perfectly match our wide range of audiophile masterpieces. All AVM turntables are equipped with tonearms specially designed by AVM and feature a variety of technical refinements. As a result, the first turntables in the company’s history were developed in-house and became AVM’s very own contribution to the renaissance of the beloved vinyl record.

On the technical side, the ROTATION R 2.3 MK2 turntable takes its very own unique approach. The 9″ tonearm is exclusive to this turntable and is an AVM proprietary development. The belt drive of the ROTATION R 2.3 MK2 is similar to that of the larger sibling model at its core and is designed as a single-motor drive. The ROTATION R 2.3 MK2 is based on a 37mm slim plinth made of HDF composite material, reinforced with aluminum decorative parts, which effectively suppresses unwanted self-resonances. For the design and tonal tuning of the R 2.3, the Ortofon Cadenza MC systems RED and BLUE served as reference cartridges. The resulting synergy makes these systems, manufactured exclusively for AVM by Ortofon, ideal playing partners for the tonearm.

* R2.3 Black and Silver - Cartridge not included.

* R2.3 LaRouge supplied with Cadenza Red Cartridge Fitted by Special Order

* R2.3 LaBleu supplied with Cadenza Blue cartridge Fitted by Special Order


  • Turntable with Single Motor Belt Drive
  • 9″ AVM tone arm, gimbal-mounted
  • Massive 37 mm HDF composite plinth lacquered and reinforced with aluminum covers
  • Spring-mounted drive on height-adjustable damping feet
  • 33/45 RPM look-forward servo control
  • Fixed, resonance-free dust cover made of curved acrylic glass
  • Dimmable and switchable RGB platter light (all colors)
  • Delivered without cartridge
  • Recommended cartridge systems: AVM Cadenza Red or Cadenza Blue (made by Ortofon)
  • External power supply
  • Standard finishes: silver & black
  • Warranty: 2+2 years with online registration (cartridges are excluded from warranty)

Optional Add on:

Ortofon Hi-Fi MC Cadenza Black Moving Coil Cartridge

The Cadenza Black model is using a Nude Shibata stylus with a boron cantilever. The effective mass of the stylus and cantilever system is extremely low due to the use of a very thin boron rod. This material is extremely stiff and even more lightweight than aluminium.

It also uses the WRD/Wide Range Damping-system applied for MC Windfeld, MC A90, MC Anna, Xpression), controlling the high and low frequency damping separately.

The coil wire is the famous Ortofon Aucurum wire, which is a gold plated 6NX copper wire.

Cadenza Black is optimized for an amazing tonal neutrality, dynamics and purity of sound. It is high performing on areas like detail, consistency and sound staging.



Analog Outputs

1 x RCA

Effective Tonearm Mass

13,5 g

Effective Tonearm Length

230 mm

Signal to Noise

-70 dB


18 mm

Downforce Range

0 – 35 mN, 0 – 3.5 g

Supplied Counterweight

For cartridges 6 – 14 g


0,5‘‘ (12,7 mm) Standard

Speed Variance

33rpm: ± 0.15 % max, 45rpm: ± 0.13 % max

Wow and Flutter

33rpm: ± 0.12 %, max 45rpm: ± 0.10 % max

Mounting Distance

212 mm (Platter – Tonearm Base, Linn Standard Mount)

Nominal Speed

33/45 rpm, electronic speed change (microprocessor-controlled)

Power Consumption

15 V DC/1.6 A (100-240 V AC, 47 – 63Hz)


Aluminium Black + Ortofon Cadenza Blue MC Cartridge, Aluminium Silver + Cadenza Blue MC Cartridge, Aluminium Silver, Aluminium Black

Product Dimensions

350 x 462 x 155 mm (L x W x H)

Product Weight

12 kg (Chassis: 8.5 kg, Platter: 3.5 kg)

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