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The Heretic 1- a non believers take on Turntable building
« Gepost op: 28 oktober 2020, 11:18:48 »
Hello!

Presenting the Heretic 1 TT/TA, by Noob Technology!

we are excited to start this thread and start sharing with you some details on this project.

The Heretic 1 is a blank sheet of paper. At Noob Technology we started with the core question: how do we do this right and bring new experiences and values in the Audiophile area. We will spare you heated discussions and setbacks.......

So without further ado:

A fully automatic, active tangential tone arm.
The Tone Arm is 57 mm (2,2") long, and controlled by the most advanced sensor array in the TT/TA business.
The Tone Arm is held in a 55 cm (22") wide bridge, that moves back from the Platter, to allow record changes- handy!

It's back: Record Eccentricity Correction. -last practised by Nakamichi in the 80's- We feel that building a TT/TA combo to the highest technical standard and then slap a record on with an eccentricity of 0,2 mm (or worse) makes little sense. A copy of the original Nakamichi Dragon CT brochure is available on our website- http://www.noob-technology.com/nakamichi.html

The Platter is 10 kgs (22lbs) heavy, and is made from Record Quality Virgin Vinyl- in this way there are no acoustic reflections from the platter. The Platter is actually in 2 pieces, to accommodate the Record Eccentricity Correction function.

The Platter main bearing is completely outside of the Platter mass, increasing distance to the cartridge, and not connected to the record spindle!
The Platter drive is by stepper motors, 4 of them, as a Decoupled Direct Drive, combining the benefits of belt and direct drive TT's.
The super quiet motors run at platter speed, without any slippage via steel reinforced, toothed belts.

The Heretic 1 comes standard with a centre reflex clamp and stabilization ring- Heretic style!

The TT/TA has 3 fully independent plinths
Plinth material: pressed Bamboo
Weight: 50+kgs (110 lbs)
Dimensions 60x60x35 cm (24x24x14")

So, as you can see many unusual approaches to old problems. Making it all sing together is the main task.......

We are working hard to get everything ready for the December 1st launch date.
Visit our website: noob-technology.com for updates and newsletter link- apologies for the bare bones site- the focus is on the launch!


Best,

Carl

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Re: The Heretic 1- a non believers take on Turntable building
« Reactie #1 Gepost op: 28 oktober 2020, 13:10:01 »
Replace it by a cheap CD player and you will not believe the incredible results and improvements over an old fashioned record!

- automatic error detection and correction (inaudible!)
- no need for eccentricity correction
- platter weight does not matter
- no acoustic reflections
- no wear and tear by physically dragging diamonds over the cd, conctactless readout
- quiet operation
- virtually no distortion

Incredibly this was already available since the 80's of last century.
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Re: The Heretic 1- a non believers take on Turntable building
« Reactie #2 Gepost op: 28 oktober 2020, 13:18:11 »
Taking on record eccentricity is a great thing. Playing wobbly vinyl with a less than 6 cm long tone arm might be a bigger problem when one appreciates a somewhat constant tracking angle. And the platter speed may be rocksteady but a lilliput arm on a bumpy record May very well induce virtual speed variations (have done no calculations yet)
And naming slow starting as a disadvantage of belt driven products is all very well but I think 10 secondes to reach 33 1/3 rpm is kinda sluggish too.
« Laatst bewerkt op: 28 oktober 2020, 13:29:16 door Be tweeter »
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Re: The Heretic 1- a non believers take on Turntable building
« Reactie #3 Gepost op: 28 oktober 2020, 17:11:30 »
Replace it by a cheap CD player and you will not believe the incredible results and improvements over an old fashioned record!

- automatic error detection and correction (inaudible!)
- no need for eccentricity correction
- platter weight does not matter
- no acoustic reflections
- no wear and tear by physically dragging diamonds over the cd, conctactless readout
- quiet operation
- virtually no distortion

Incredibly this was already available since the 80's of last century.

Yep- you’re right!

However.......

https://consequenceofsound.net/2020/09/vinyl-sales-surpass-cds-34-years/

Off course you will reply that streaming has taken over, correct off course......but vinyl has increased too..

Best

Carl

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Re: The Heretic 1- a non believers take on Turntable building
« Reactie #4 Gepost op: 28 oktober 2020, 17:16:22 »
Taking on record eccentricity is a great thing. Playing wobbly vinyl with a less than 6 cm long tone arm might be a bigger problem when one appreciates a somewhat constant tracking angle. And the platter speed may be rocksteady but a lilliput arm on a bumpy record May very well induce virtual speed variations (have done no calculations yet)
And naming slow starting as a disadvantage of belt driven products is all very well but I think 10 secondes to reach 33 1/3 rpm is kinda sluggish too.

The record will be flat, so the TA has a easier job- we don’t go for a vacuum setup, but mechanical control- center clamp and stabilization ring

10 seconds is not fast for a “direct drive” , but fast for a 10 kg belt drive platter
There is a 500% power excess available, but we don’t want to stress the toothed belts by increasing the tension to avoid skipping teeth and transmitting motor vibrations to the main shaft as a consequence

Best,

Carl

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