Would You Pay $24,000 For A Turntable?

Got an extra $24,000?

Then you might be able to afford the Avid Acutus turntable.


The Acutus turntable is radically different from current design theories. In brief, this is a belt drive, sprung subchassis design and this is where similarity with other designs stops.

Vibration caused by the stylus during playback is transmitted to the subchassis directly through the bearing and not absorbed into the platter. This is achieved using a unique matting material and clamping system. External vibrations are isolated by a unique suspension system, now conveniently adjustable from above. A purpose designed power supply coupled to a unique hand made motor, 10 times more powerful than normally used, drive a massive 10Kg platter. Recently improvements to the suspension, now allows adjustments from above, making set-up easier.

Here are the specs, if you’ve got the $24k to drop:



: Belt drive


: 33.3 and 45.0 RPM

Platter mass

: 10.0 Kg


: Inverted stainless steel

Thrust point

: Tunsten carbide/Sapphire


: 3 point, springs in vertical, o-rings in lateral frequency

: vertical 2.5 Hz (variable), lateral 4.5 Hz


: Std. cut for SME (adapters to order)


: Hand built 24v 140mNm ac synchronous

Power supply

: Separate control unit

Voltage input

: 100-240vac 50/60Hz 20 watts max. (depending on region)


: Turntable (overall) 460 x 400 x 210mm (WxDxH)


: Turntable (footprint) 410 x 360mm (WxD)

: P.S.U. 250 x 215 x 95mm (WxDxH)

Net weight

: 19.0Kg (42lb) turntable only

: 3.5Kg (8lb) psu only


: 550 x 500 x 550mm (WxDxH)

Shipping weight

: 30.0Kg (66lb)

via audiojunkies

8 thoughts on “Would You Pay $24,000 For A Turntable?

  1. Doesn’t it sort of look like it’s ready for lift-off?

    Also, this may be scandalous – but I actually like to have a dust cover on my turntables.

  2. well after buy this TT, you should be able to store it in a glass cube with pressure/temperature control, inside your vinyl bunker.

  3. Picking up two after I get my new iPhone 3G so I can take pictures of it and be the envy of the geekerati. Actually, I would get the Moog Guitar, then….ah wait. I’m broke and I was just dreaming. OK, what were you saying?

  4. miminashi –

    ya sure a 96kpbs mp3 youtube compressed audio wil grealty represent the precision of this TT…

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