If you have too much money, a lot of vinyl, and can’t resist the lure of extreme audio technology, the Caliburn from South Melbourne’s Continuum Labs is something you’ll want to buy for your lounge, study, ‘music room’ or ‘man cave’ (or ‘woman cave’, we don’t discriminate here).
This “analogue playback system” comprises eight parts:
“a scientifically designed “floating platform” which uses a combination of magnetic and pneumatic isolation technologies [featuring] two heavy opposing magnetic plates isolate the Caliburn from external vibrations with no hard flanking paths.”
“a super quiet pump with a “stealth-mode” operation during playback. It is a computer controlled negative pressure mechanism that maintains correct vacuum for record playback.”
a “fully computerized motion control solution, able to manage all the parameters for speed, vacuum and hydrostatic bearing management.
It allows for precise adjustment of platter speed selectable at, 33, 45 and 78rpm (range from 68 to 84rpm manual).
The advanced motion control computer system monitors the motor spindle velocity and via specialized software algorithms maintains the platter speed constant per revolution and ensures there is no jitter between each revolution.”
And how much will this super-sophisticated, if mildly over-engineered piece of extreme vinyl playback technology cost you? A cool £120,000 …