The first thing that distinguishes a Kronos turntable is its two equal mass platters, rotating opposite each other. We call this the dual platter counter-rotating revolution. It is a means by which the vibration inducing torque force, present in suspended turntables is eliminated. The result of this design is a suspended platform particularly well isolated from environmental and mechanical noise while maintaining unequalled stability. You can immediately hear the difference dynamic stabilization makes. No other turntable can offer its advantages.
Besides this, all of the Kronos turntables components keep other parasitic vibrations to a strict minimum. Our designs apply proven and solid technologies and use materials with complementary properties. Our groundbreaking DC computer controlled drive systems deliver outstanding speed control while remaining vibration free. Our proprietary hyper precision platter bearings rotate smoothly and are maintenance free and durable. Our plinths combine composite materials and metals so as to offer rigidity and minimize acoustical feedback. Our suspension is designed to be highly efficient as well as easy to set up.
Finally, with the help of recording engineers, our turntables have been fine tuned and optimized by comparing their test pressing playback performance to those of original master tapes. This comparative testing process has directed our work in achieving a neutral frequency response, natural timbres and transients and outstanding dynamics.
It is no wonder Kronos turntables are being used in award winning presentations all over the world. Kronos turntables are also chosen by music industry professional and by audio equipment manufacturers. But most importantly, Kronos turntables are providing enjoyment and pride of ownership to members of the audiophile community.
net dimensions: 51 cm (W) x 36 cm (D) x 28 cm (H)
net weight: 70 lbs / 32 kg
crate dimensions: 61 cm (W) x 81 cm (D) x 41 cm (H)
shipping weight: 43 kg
rotational speed: 33.3 rpm and 45 rpm
tonearm lenght: 9 inches to 10.5 inches (229 mm to 267 mm)
power supply: dual channel pure class A linear DC
ac voltage input: 110V or 220V factory set
dc voltage output: 0 to 5 volt, cpu controlled, factory calibrated
dc transmission: pico 3 pin cable
data transmission: pico 4 pin cable
motors: 2432 precious metal brushes dc motors (qty 2)
motor mounts: delrin capped aluminum tubes
speed guidance system: continuous open loop feedback,
user speed adjustable.
sensors type: optical diode I/O top motor tachymeter
correction cycle: 60 times /rotation. 0.15% max., 0.05% min.
strobe: cpu generated 120 Hz with LED output
platters type: composite compressed phenolic/
platter weight: (12kg) / platter
drive: 1 silicone/viton 2.3 string belt / platter
main bearings: dual hydraulic isolated inverted sleeve and ball
shaft type: grounded heat hardened tool steel
ball type: precision steel
lubricant: 8 ml. variable viscosity synthetic oil
service interval: 5 years (clean and re-oil)
suspension: full floating top suspended
elastomers: 317 o-rings , viton/silicone proprietary mix
The Absolute Sound
by Greg Weaver | February 2016
«…I’ve never before been treated to vinyl playback from any system I’ve owned that is as clearly and profoundly moving as what I am now hearing..»
by Rick Becker | February 2016
In my show report I was a little more blunt than usual:
«No point in mincing words here. These are two of the greatest turntables available in the world today with their suspended, counter-rotating platters.… It is hard to imagine music sounding much better in this room than what I heard this year. It was a big room and it was very well set up; obviously one of the very Best Rooms at this, or any other show I’ve been to. The music moved me.»
AV Showrooms – Sparta
by Peter Breuninger | April 2014
«The Kronos Sparta turntable takes the counter rotational technology of the flagship Kronos turntable and incorporates it into a more affordable and tidy package.»
Positive Feedback – Sparta
by Marshall Nack | December 2014
«A cloudless day has dawned over the vinyl landscape, one where you feel you can see forever and your view is only limited by your acuity. There are no environmental impediments in the way.»