Studio Tonearm: Custom developed and manufactured in the
USA, the MoFi StudioDeck+ turntable's 10" straight aluminum gimbaled bearing tonearm
delivers the ideal balanced of rigidity and low tracking error, so you hear
every subtle nuance of
your vinyl soundtrack. It even offers adjustable tracking force, VTA, azimuth,
StudioTracker Cartridge (MM): The StudioTracker Cartridge
(MM) features a V-Twin dual-magnet generator that mirrors the layout of the
cutting head that originally made a record's grooves.
- V-Twin Dual-Magnet Generator:
Employing two low-mass, powerful magnets aligned in a "V" formation parallel
with the stereo record grooves, StudioTracker accurately extracts precious
details from your LPs.
- Elliptical Diamond Stylus:
With a polymer body and elliptical stylus, StudioTracker offers surprising
bang-for-your-buck value and a rich sound distinguished with a smooth,
slightly forgiving top end
This turntables come with the tracking force preset by
the factory. Using this predetermined factory setting (indicated by the
pre-installed yellow tape) prevents the need for a force gauge. Just place
the counterweight properly on the back of the tonearm (directly behind the
pre-installed yellow tape) and you are done. No need to balance or perform
any other steps for tracking weight. Do not remove the yellow tape until the
counterweight is installed and you have tested playback.
If the yellow tape is removed before installing the
counterweight, then the factory setting is lost and a force gauge (like item
183SFG2) must be used. The cartridge requires the tracking force be set
between 1.8g and 2.2g. Using a tracking force gauge (like item number
183SFG2) is necessary because the counter weight has no adjustment
Isolated AC Synchronous Motor: The 300 RPM stepped-pulley
AC motor provides excellent speed stability for pitch accuracy and rhythmic
drive. The Delrin pulley has two positions for 33-1/3 and 45 RPM speed
selection. Motor vibrations are kept away from the platter and stylus by using
advanced dampening materials that decouple the motor from the rest of the
3/4" Delrin Platter: Delrin is a next-generation polymer
developed by Dupont. In the world of audio, Delrin's highly crystalline
structure presents a wonderful impedance match to vinyl records, effectively
grounding unwanted noise and keeping it away from the stylus.
Steel & Teflon Inverted Bearing: The turntable's steel
inverted bearing system is designed for smooth, quiet rotational stability. The
extremely low tolerance combination of steel, bronze, and teflon will provide
many years of high-performance playback.
Constrained Layer Dampening: The StudioDeck+ turntable
features an aluminum plate carefully bonded to an MDF body to add mass and
eliminate tonal coloration, maintaining the true sound found on the record.
Anti-Vibration Feet: Any vibration of the stylus that is
not created by the grooves in the record is a distortion that will mask musical
detail. Developed in conjunction with the engineering team at Harmonic
Resolution Systems, the world leader in vibration isolation for audio equipment,
the included MoFi anti-vibration feet isolate the StudioDeck+ turntable from bad
RCA Connections: Connection to the phono input of your
amplifier can be made with connecting cables of your choice through the
turntable's gold-plated stereo RCA phono jacks and grounding screw. The
StudioDeck+ turntable comes supplied with a 49" stereo RCA cable with ground
Note: If your receiver does not have a suitable Phono MM input,
phono pre-amplifier (sold separately) is required to connect the turntable
to your amplifier.
Dust Cover: The MoFi StudioDeck+ comes supplied with a
hinged cover to prevent dust build-up on the turntable.
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