Invictus Jr. NEO
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Acoustic Signature Invictus Jr. NEO
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The Invictus Junior NEO was born out of the intention to offer the uncompromising concept of its ‘spiritual father’, our reference turntable Invictus NEO, in a more compact design. To get as close as possible to the sonic ‘over’ capabilities of the Invictus NEO, we have put all our knowledge of turntable construction and the essence of music into the development of the Invictus Junior NEO. The result: a high mass turntable for those who don’t want to settle for less than the best!
Acoustic Signature CLD:
Constraint Layer Damping
Constraint Layer Damping (CLD) is a mechanical engineering method for the absorption or minimization of vibrations. In audio components CLD technology is usually implemented by using sandwich designs that ’embed’ a damping material layer between materials that do not themselves have sufficient damping properties. A cartridge will only track a record unaffected, if it finds a quiet surface without resonance interferences. Accordingly, it is necessary to develop vibration-free chassis and platter designs – this must be done in addition to the resonance-reducing measures for motors, drive and bearing construction.
In order to achieve this, we already extended the typical CLD technology approach more than 20 years ago. Beyond the classic sandwich construction, we presented an absolute novelty to the high-end world: the Acoustic Signature silencer platter, which immediately set new standards in vibration absorption. Our twin-track CLD approach, which is mainly used in our high-mass turntables, is still unsurpassed in its effectiveness.
In the course of planning and developing our NEO product line, we have been working intensively on improving our CLD concept. First, our tests led to an optimized material combination consisting of two layers of a special aluminum alloy and an intermediate brass layer. Second, this also led to a new arrangement as well as an adjustment of size, weight and position of our silencer brass bolts when implemented in our platters.
In addition, we had to sensibly pair the two CLD tools described above with the NEO chassis to maximize the effect. The elaborate material experiments and listening sessions were worth the efforts: in our NEO turntable series we have succeeded in taking the interaction of all technologies to a stunning new level! A rigid, yet energy-absorbing chassis based on finite element design principles, and our new CLD approach creates unbeatable units in terms of resonance behavior.
The CLD technologies that we implement in the Acoustic Signature NEO turntable generation have clearly exceeded our metrological expectations and also show off in terms of sound performance – with an even blacker background, larger imaging, increased transparency and, above all, breathtaking musicality.
Acoustic Signature AVC:
The Automatic Vibration Control
The vision of an Automatic Vibration Control was born long before the planning of our NEO series. During the development of our new turntable generation we found it was the right time to bring our ideas to life: The high-quality AC motors that drive our turntables are constructed with 2 coils and 24 poles. To make the coils rotate, they are fed with a sine wave and a 90° phase-shifted signal. Unfortunately all AC synchronous motors show production-related tolerances that prevent the poles and coils from being positioned one hundred percent correctly – a key reason for unwanted vibrations. In order to effectively minimize or even avoid these, all production tolerances must be compensated by other means.
This is where our AVC technology comes in: It is able to measure the resulting distortions in real time. Based on those measurements, AVC adjusts the phase shifts to the motor signals – also in real time and fully automatic! These digitally monitored corrective measures ensure a drastic reduction of the vibrations – an extra effective benefit for turntables driven by a multi-motor concept.
The sonic gain is so dramatic that we decided to equip all NEO series turntables with that breakthrough technology. Depending on the drive system and the number of motors used, our Automatic Vibration Control is implemented in three configuration stages, each with different intensity: AVC Level 1, AVC Level 2 & AVC Level 3. All stages – Level 3 stands for the highest efficiency – use different software and hardware. In addition, from Level 2 on, the motors are strictly selected and paired to maximize the effect.
- 4 integrated, completely insulated AC-motors
- External digital motor controller DMC-20 with super stable multi-voltage power supply and innovative AVC technology level 3 (Automatic Vibration Control)
- Ultraprecise, extremely rigid and robust DTD® bearing with diamond-coated spindle (Dura Turn Diamond® Bearing)
- Oversized, massive anodized aluminum 335 mm sandwich platter with brass layer (total weight of 16.5 kg)
- Exclusive silencer technology with 56 silencer modules (24 internal, 32 external) for platter vibration reduction
- Massive aluminum chassis with CLD technology (Constraint Layer Damping) for significantly improved resonance behavior
- RPM-regulated double belt drive with speed fine adjustment for the sub-platter
- External control panel for flexible placement
- 3-point setup with height-adjustable and special gel-damped feet
- Prepared for up to four 9 to 12 inch Tonearms (Tonearms Sold Separately)
- Adjustable armbase with exchangeable armboards for nuemrous tonearms
- Optional finish upgrade in black-gold with 24K gold-plated components
- 15-year warranty (with registration)
MSRP: Starting at $122,995 - Tonearms sold separately.
|4 (completely insulated)
|RPM-regulated double belt drive with speed fine adjustment for the subplatter
|33 1/3 RPM and
|External digital motor controller DMC-20 with super stable power supply
(100 V – 260 V AC, 50 / 60Hz.)
(WxDxH: 24 x 22 x 6cm; 2.6 kg)
|External for flexible placement
|High-precision Dura Turn Diamond® bearing
|Tone arm base:
exchangeable armboard for various tonearms
|Tone arm compatibility:
|9 to 12 inch
|Maximum number of tone arms:
|50 mm anodized aluminum sandwich platter base
with brass layer and Silencer modules
(Ø 335 x 50 mm / 16.5 kg)
|93 mm aluminum alloy
|3 height-adjustable gel-damped aluminum feet
|608 x 608 x 224 mm
|ca. 108 kg
|Chassis and platter:
black (anodized) with 24K gold plated components,
black-chrome or plain black (anodized) version upon request
optional: 24 carat gold-plated or polished chrome
- Invictus Jr. NEO chassis
- Base plate
- External control panel
- External power supply DMC-20
- Power cord
- Patch cables
- 4 drive belts
- Tool set
- Carbon mat
- Instruction manual