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 analog playback. It results from many years of research, development, collaboration, and listening by internationally acclaimed analog 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 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 it is designed to do. This unwanted energy can be heard as distortion, smear, added harmonics, and channel imbalances, and these types of sonic phenomena often obscure the micro details within the recording and add coloration to the music.
From Edward: I benefitted from spending three days with Mark Döhmann at Audio-Ultra as we rebuilt three tables into MKIII status. What I learned was how effective the Döhmann design is. As we added the series of updates one at a time, we would then make the table operable and repeatedly listen to the same record through each change. At every, with the word, “every” being an absolute term, it was apparent the noise floor moved lower and lower, revealing more clarity where dynamics became more explosive, and the texture of the overall body was beyond words.
Note: The retail price for all Döhmann Turntables includes white glove setup and training to ensure customers receive every drop of performance these tables are capable of.