The Audiomeca J1 platter is a masterpiece of physics and precision machining which has no competitor in the high end field.
The arm tube and headshell of the Pierre Lurne SL5 are machined from one solid piece of aluminium alloy for extreme rigidity. The pure mass concept is critical in tonearm design. The character has to be negligible to satisfy the neutrality requirement. A pure mass has no special tendency to vibrate by itself, and moving a pure mass always needs the same force in any direction. Complex forms, incoherent mass distribution, elastic decoupling, for instance, cannot achieve a pure mass. Laboratory measurement using a tiny accelerometer fixed on the Pierre Lurne SL5 headshell easily shows how neutral the arm is and, consequently, its outstanding level of sound quality.
The Romance is not« one more box » but an aesthetic system designed as a whole. The art object of your system. A modern and complete analog turntable with the highest degree of convenience. It needs only 5 minutes setting up. The theorical choices are based on very strong physics background and duely tested by Pierre Lurne's long experience.All the connoisseur favorite adjustments are possible. The difference is that you have not to be a technicien. The arm can be removed from its base, allowing immediat exchange of the living part arm+ cartridge couple. Also avalaible separately.