Goodwin's High End is one of the oldest and most experienced Basis dealers in the US. The design of the Basis turntables have been continuously refined over the past three decades and at this point has reached an incredibly high level of sonic neutrality due to the Superarm and the Super Platter technology. After all a turntable shouldn't have a sound of it's own, it should merely be a platform for a record to be played from by the cartridge! Not only are the designs of their various turntables quite refined, but the precision of their manufacturing is top notch. For instance if you look at the run-out (a machinist term referring to the degree of concentricity) of their platters, they are incredibly accurate in both their shape and their degree of centeredness. Plus the mechanical impedance of their platters is very close to that of a vinyl record. Especially now with the new Super Platter the mechanical impedance is ideally matched to that of a vinyl record such that the record can effectively become one with the platter, which of course is the ideal. Couple that with very intelligently designed suspension and you have a superb line of turntables.
From our perspective the most important design ever from Basis is the Superarm which is available in either 9" or 12.5" lengths. Compared with other tonearms that we've tried, including Basis' own Vector 4, the Superarm is a design and sonic quality break-through! It really must be heard to be believed!
Again from our perspective the second most important design advance from Basis is the Super Platter. The sonic upgrade from incorporating this platter technology also has to be heard to be believed!
Another very important technological advance is the Synchro-Wave power supply combined with the Micro-Thin Revolution Precision Ground Belt. The Micro-Thin is is the thinnest most precise turntable belt ever produced by any manufacturer. The result of this combination is a breakthrough in speed stability for belt driven turntables, or for any type of turntable drive for that matter!
All of these advanced technologies are available with both the Work of Art, the Inspiration, and the Transcendence, with the Transcendence being the latest and most advanced design in their line.
[Please note that the Micro-Thin belt is designed to be used solely with the Synchro-Wave. For Basis turntables without the Synchro-Wave the regular Revolution precision ground belt is recommended.]
● Basis Turntables
Basis has a complete line of turntables to choose from. Their line consists of the following:
Ø 2000 Signature Series turntable (visco-elastic suspension)
Ø 2001 Signature Series turntable with fluid-damped suspension
Ø 2500 Signature Series high-mass turntable (fluid-damped suspension)
Ø 2800 Signature high-mass turntable, vacuum (record hold-down) and fluid-damped suspension
Ø Inspiration - Note: Super Platter upgrade is available and very highly recommended!
Ø Inspiration with Super Platter - optional Synchro-Wave & Vacuum record hold-down
Ø AJ Conti Transcendence - includes Synchro-Wave power supply & Vacuum record hold-down
● Basis Tonearms
Ø Vector Model 4 Tonearm
A listing of previous generation Basis models can be found here.
If you would like to upgrade your turntable and/or tonearm click here for more info. And of course please feel free to call us as we would be happy to discuss the various options that are available to you.
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