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Dohmann Helix 2 MK II

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Dohmann Helix 2 MK II

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The Helix Two Mk3 incorporates the Döhmann Audio technologies into a smaller footprint with a single tonearm facility and is engineered to deliver unparalleled performance in analogue playback. It is the result of many years of research, development, collaboration and listening by internationally acclaimed analogue designer Mark Döhmann and his team.

When a stylus moves through the grooves of a record, it converts vibrational energy into an electric signal. The shape and cut of the grooves contain an immense amount of information and the objective of any quality analog music system is to interpret this information as accurately as possible. For that to happen the stylus needs to operate in an environment that is free of any vibrational energy & resonance that is not a result of its interaction with the grooves. However, in practice there is a lot of energy moving through a turntable system that the stylus picks up in addition to the vibrations associated with the grooves that it is designed to do. This unwanted energy can be heard as distortion, smear, added harmonics, channel imbalances and these types of sonic phenomena often obscure the micro details within the recording as well as add a colouration to the music.

The Helix Two Mk3 incorporates the Döhmann Audio technologies into a smaller footprint with a single tonearm facility and is engineered to deliver unparalleled performance in analogue playback. It is the result of many years of research, development, collaboration and listening by internationally acclaimed analogue designer Mark Döhmann and his team.

When a stylus moves through the grooves of a record, it converts vibrational energy into an electric signal. The shape and cut of the grooves contain an immense amount of information and the objective of any quality analog music system is to interpret this information as accurately as possible. For that to happen the stylus needs to operate in an environment that is free of any vibrational energy & resonance that is not a result of its interaction with the grooves. However, in practice there is a lot of energy moving through a turntable system that the stylus picks up in addition to the vibrations associated with the grooves that it is designed to do. This unwanted energy can be heard as distortion, smear, added harmonics, channel imbalances and these types of sonic phenomena often obscure the micro details within the recording as well as add a colouration to the music.

Operation:
Operated by two push buttons on the table top plate for speed selection/on/off.
Speed Control:
Speed is constantly calibrated over 130,000 times per second to deliver precise 33.33 or 45.15 rpm (factory default). Default factory set speeds are 33 RPM and 45 RPM.
Please note that 78 RPM and other custom speeds are available by request.
Simple user-adjustable speed control is accessible via two intuitive push buttons on the rear of the main chassis.
Drive System:
Fully integrated Swiss-manufactured high torque motor (de-coupled).
Dual-belt platter drive designed to reduce static electricity and vibrations.
Tonearm Facilities:
One armboard to facilitate the mounting a tonearm up to 12” (305mm)
Armboard:
Comes with one Advanced Composite Armboard. Note that Döhmann Audio armboards are removable and allow simple interchange and calibration.
Finishes:
Available in titanium, silver or black finish. All Helix Two Mk3 turntables can be fitted with a carbon fibre top plate as an option.
Power Options:
110-120 VAC, 50/60Hz 2A
220/240 VAC, 50/60 Hz 1A
Dimensions:
Turntable (without clamp, tonearm or power supply):
480mm (W) x 400mm (D) x 200mm (H)
18.9 inches (W) x 15.8 inches (D) x 7.9 inches (H)
Power Supply:
480mm (W) x 55mm (H) x 390mm (D)
18.9 inches (W) x 2.2 inches (D) x 15.4 inches (H)

Weight:
Turntable: 38kg (84 pounds)
Power Supply: 5kg (11 pounds)