Sequel

Sequel

Allowing you to experience the very best that vinyl has to offer, the Sequel will impress you with its combination of crisp clean clarity, outstanding solidity and precise sound.

Cascading key features from our iconic Acutus, Sequel has a focus and immediacy, coupled with delicacy and finesse that is very beguiling.

"Presence and realism that is reach out and touch it real"
-Jason Kennedy

Key Features

  • Periphery Damped Platter
  • Classic Power Supply
  • High Torque Drive Motor
  • Vibration Tuned Subchassis

Live Music

"Interestingly, many analogue addicts actually admit the AVID is brilliant but don't like the sound, describing it is as to stark, too dynamic, too clear. But to criticise it for these reasons is to object to its proximity to live music, which possesses the same characteristics. It certainly isn't a machine to provide background music - being a seat-of-the-pants listening experience - but if you're satisfied that this is what you want then there's nothing at the price to touch it."
- David Price

turbo sound

turbo sound

Seemingly both Sequel and Volvere models are identical and structurally they are, however the Sequel employs the Classic Power Supply and basic unmodified motor from the Acutus. The larger power supply and the three times more powerful motor gives a sonic improvement that takes literally seconds to realise. It's like adding a turbo.

"Reintroducing you to your record collection"
- Paul Rigby

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What's inside

Employing the same powerful motor as used in our Acutus range, this gives the Sequel huge sound dynamics, but with total control. So, you can plumb the depths of the deepest bass rifts without losing the subtitles of the detail within the midrange and treble. Voices are etched in space; with a solidity and realism you will not hear from turntables using low powered motors. Using our twin belt drive to maximise the platter dynamics, music starts and stops like it should, the rhythm becoming infectious.

Enabling the powerful motor to deploy its full potential, we have taken the Classic PSU found on our Acutus model. This combination turbo charges what would be the Volvere model with a sonic leap into another dimension. It is not a subtle improvement, but paints a vividly realistic image of the recording, the presentation, dramatically focussed yet making you emotionally connected to the music. 

Our single action clamp, crafted from solid aluminium with a stainless-steel grounding point, automatically flattens your records to the platter surface and aids the negative vibration present within the record to pass through the spindle to the subchassis below.

This reduces the noise floor of the record itself, allowing you to hear more information and realism from your cherished records.

Precision machined balanced from a solid billet of aluminium, the platter is mass loaded at the edge, giving it a high rotational inertia. Coupling with the conical shaped bearing, there is no lateral movement as it self-centres. The cork mat offers a perfect interface to reflect vibration, keeping it in the record so it passes away more efficiently through the spindle. Around the edge we have employed a high-density rubber absorbing ring, acting as a peripheral wave trap for any minor vibration in the platter.

Derived directly from the Acutus, the fixed spindle is press fitted into the subchassis, which allows optimum vibration transmission. Common with all our turntables, the captive tungsten carbide ball placed in the spindle top, locates centrally in our uniquely designed sapphire jewelled thrust point. With zero lateral movement we manage to eliminate rumble noise making AVID turntables silent. The bearing is also self-lubricating and maintenance free for life.

 

Cast from large grain aluminium, our uniquely designed subchassis optimises rigidity where its most required to keep the tonearm and bearing coupled to prevent any loss of musical information. A coating is applied to specifically damp high frequency vibration, so that both high and low frequency vibration is time aligned during dissipation, give a clear, focused and neutral sound.

Taking inspiration from our reference models, the uniquely frequency adjustable suspension is carried down to our Sequel and Volvere models. With each suspension point tuneable to the same frequency rate regardless of the changing load of different tonearms, the movement of the suspension can be optimised for a high degree of isolation. Tuned at 3.5Hz, very little external vibration enters the turntable keeping noise and distortion exceptionally low. This means you hear more clearly and your cartridge tracks records more faithfully and without the potential to damage them through mistracing.

Specifications

DRIVE:

TWIN BELT DRIVE

SPEEDS:

33.3 & 45.0 RPM (ADJUSTABLE)

PLATTER MASS:

ALUMINIUM 6.7KG

BEARING:

INVERTED STAINLESS STEEL

THRUST POINT:

TUNGSTEN CARBIDE/SAPPHIRE

SUSPENSION:

3 POINT SPRING Vertical 3.2Hz,  Lateral 4.5Hz

TONEARM FITTING:

SME TEMPLATE

ADAPTERS AVAILABLE:

YES: SINGLE OR TWIN TONEARMS

MOTOR:

24V 140mNm AC Synchronous

POWER SUPPLY:

DSP VARI-SPEED CONTROL UNIT

VOLTAGE INPUT:

100-240VAC 50/60Hz 20 Watts Max.

DIMENSIONS:

425 x 370 x 205mm (WxDxH overall)

NET WEIGHT:

12.6KG (28LB) excluding PSU