NEW HORIZON GD101 en GD121 Draaitafel



New Horizon Series 100 modellen GD101 en GD121
Dit Italiaanse merk verstaat als geen ander de kunst om een bijna ongeloofwaardige hoeveelheid kwaliteit voor het geld te bieden. Wat dacht je bijvoorbeeld van een omgekeerd precisielager in alle modellen. Het instapmodel, de GD101 is helemaal Plug & Play. Zo, hup uit de doos, een plaat erop en draaien maar. Uiterlijk verschilt dit model maar weinig van de modellen die erboven gepositioneerd zijn. Voor slechts € 399,00 krijg je een 8,6 inch aluminium toonarm, compleet geleverd met voorgemonteerd en afgeregeld Audio Technica AT-91R MM element. De stijlvol vormgegeven behuizing is een enkele 25 mm hoge zwart gelamineerde sokkel van resonantie-arm hout. De sokkel is uitgevoerd met drie brede, massieve, stelvoeten van natuurrubber wat stabiele en loodrechte opstelling op elk oppervlak mogelijk maakt. De 10 mm hoge transparante (acryl) draaischijf weegt een respectabele 850 gram en is voorzien van een groef die aflopen van de snaar onmogelijk maakt. De aandrijving geschiedt middels een AC synchroonmotor die de noodzakelijke energie via een ronde siliconen snaar naar de draaischijf overbrengt. Om te wisselen van 33 naar 45 tpm volstaat het simpelweg omleggen van de snaar. De ontkoppeling van de motor wordt met vier afgestemde veren bereikt. De GD101 meet 450 x 365 mm (bxd) en wordt geleverd inclusief stofkap. De GD101 is tegen een geringe meerprijs verkrijgbaar met een 12 mm hoge en 1050 gram zware draaischijf en heet dan GD121.

De GD101 is tegen een geringe meerprijs verkrijgbaar met een 12 mm hoge en 1050 gram zware draaischijf en heet dan GD121.

Model GD101 and GD121
The entry level model already has all the constructive peculiarities that make New Horizon products so unique. High quality materials are extensively used: crystalline methacrylate platter, 3-parts pin in steel and aluminum, AC synchronous motor. The exclusive gem of the product is the engine isolation system: a rigid frame turntable, such as New Horizon 101, is very sensitive to vibrations, both external and self-generated. The proprietary system we have selected, attenuate the vibrations to the minimum, almost disappearing. The aluminum arm is able to work in optimal conditions and the noise intercepted by the cartridge is extremely reduced with great listening results. Care for each detail, high quality materials, exclusive project and a captivating design that combines modernity and elegant classicism: nothing less to be expected from a product entirely MADE in ITALY.

Synchronous AC motor
The turntable pulsating heart is the compact 24VAC synchronous motor whose main feature is its extremely regular rotation, independent from the variations of the mains voltage, given that its speed depends on the mains frequency. The high torque and the rotation speed of 500 rpm actively contribute to the regularity and fluidity of the plate rotation.

Mechanical suspension
GD1 is a set of mechanical parts in action. The largest internal source of noise and vibrations is the motor that must be isolated as much as possible from all other parts of the turntable. The engine insulation in New Horizon turntables is made by an exclusive mechanical suspension system. Through precision steel springs, calibrated on the suspended weight of the motor and the pulley, the oscillation transmission to the plinth is efficiently blocked.

Belt drive
The transmission of the motion to the plate is obtained by a special belt in natural rubber. The choice of this material ensures an excellent energy transfer and a good decoupling from the vibrations produced by the engine during the operation.

Inverted bearing
One of the strong points in New Horizon turntables is the plate rotation pivot. The perfection of the movement is the result of a accurate project and several prototypes. Today the piece in production has a sturdy inverted bearing structure in three pieces of aluminum and steel that guarantee the maximum “silence” and a very low rotation friction.

Aluminum arm
The straight 8,6″ arm is supplied and ready for operation. Equipped with an MM cartridge with carbon stylus and calibrated on the right reading weight. Also the anti-skating is self-regulated. The aluminum rod ensure the necessary rigidity, letting the cartridge extracting the best sound from the grooves of the vinyl.

Plinth HD
101 is a rigid-base turntable. It is essential that the base, or plinth, is able to keep stable the fixing of the other parts of the apparel and to stand opposite to the transmission of vibrations and resonances: our choice at New Horizon is the compressed recycled wood pulp and artificial resins. This material is extremely smooth and heavy and its isomorphic composition works much more efficiently than the solid wood.

Methacrylate plate
The appearance is extremely important: on New Horizon turntables there are only laser-cut plates in Crystal Methacrylate. This material with a high specific weight combines the excellent ability to disperse the vibrations kinetic energy, to the elegance of a perfect transparency.

Output on RCA terminals
New Horizon turntables are interfaced in the best way with all your electronics. An excellent insulating material plate accommodates the gold-plated RCA output terminals and the separate earth connector.

- Turntable System: Single Rigid Plinth
- Tonearm: Project 8.6″ Aluminium Arm
- Cartridge: Audio Technica AT-36000L MM
- Drive System: External Silicone Drive Belt
- Motor: Synchronous AC
- Decoupling: Motor by Springs
- Speed: 33 1/3, 45 rpm
- Speed Selection: Mechanical
- Platter: GD101: 10mm/850gr / GD121: 12mm,1050gr Crystal methacrylate, Machined
- Anti-skating: Mechanical by Spring
- Size (WxDxH): 450 x 365 x 102 mm
- Weight (Shipping): 4.7 (5.6) kg
- Finish: Laminated black

Included accessories
- RCA Interconnection Cables
- Laptop wired 24VAC / 500mA Power Supply
- Owner Manual
- Cartridge Reference Template
- Pick-up Cartridge MM, Carbon stylus, round tip