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AVM Audio Rotation R 5.3 MK2 Turntable

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Original price $13,995.00 - Original price $20,909.00
Original price
$13,995.00 - $20,909.00
Current price $13,995.00

AVM Audio Rotation R 5.3 MK2 Turntable

The R 5.3 MK2 is an audiophile high-end turntable with a specially designed AVM tonearm and an AVM Elipso Centric Belt Drive for real vinyl connoisseurs. 

Equipped with a specially designed AVM 10″ tonearm, the ROTATION R 5.3 MK2 features an Elipso Centric Belt Drive with zero tilting moment on the axle. The ROTATION R 5.3 MK2 further sparks a cocktail of cleverly designed and well-built solutions combined with an aesthetically unique appearance where the illuminated acrylic platter and the aluminum-enforced composite frame are only the most striking details.

Enhance your listening space with the ROTATION R 5.3 MK2’s brand-new RGB turntable lighting. The included remote gives you complete control over the ambiance, allowing you to easily set the perfect color, dim the light, or turn it off for the ultimate personalized listening experience.

avm audio rotation r 5.3 mk2 turntable melbourne hi fi

The first record players in the history of AVM are a contribution to the rebirth of the beloved vinyl record’s success.

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 these two purely handcrafted turntables was accompanied by a new, more sophisticated, and purely phono preamplifier: The compact P30 Phono Stage or the modular Ovation PH 8.3 Flagship Phono Stage. Simultaneously, AVM introduces upgrades already for all the renowned phono stages in various AVM products. Both the Rotation R 2.3 MK2 and the ROTATION R 5.3 MK2 flagship model feature completely own tone arms exclusively designed by AVM.

Cartridge not included.


  • Elipso-Centric Belt Drive
  • 10″ aluminium polished AVM tone arm (gimbal-mounted)
  • Tilting moment in the platter axis 0,0
  • Massive 60 mm HDF composite frame with aluminum cover
  • Spring-mounted drive on height-adjustable damper feet
  • 33/45 RPM look forward servo control
  • Resonance-free dust cover made of curved acrylic glass
  • Dimmable and switchable RGB platter light (all colours)
  • Comes without cartridge
  • Recommended cartridge system: AVM Cadenza Black (made by Ortofon)
  • External power supply
  • Standard versions: 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

15 g

Effective Tonearm Length

254 mm

Signal to Noise

-72 dB


16 mm

Downforce Range

0 – 35 mN, 0 – 3.5 g

Supplied Counterweight

For cartridges 6 – 16 g


0,5‘‘ (12,7 mm) Standard

Speed Variance

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

Wow and Flutter

33rpm: ± 0.10 % max, 45rpm: ± 0.09 % max

Mounting Distance

238 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 Black MC Cartridge, Aluminium Silver + pre-mounted Cadenza Black MC Cartridge, CELLINI Chrome + Ortofon Cadenza Black MC Cartridge, Aluminium Silver, Aluminium Black, CELLINI Chrome

Product Dimensions

390 x 470 x 175 mm (L x W x H)

Product Weight

17 kg (Chassis: 12 kg, Platter: 5 kg)

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