One of the most important things a turntable should do is go the right speed right? Humans sense difference exceptionally well and when a platter is spinning inconsistently you will hear it. This is called "Wow" and "Flutter". Most most manufacturers of decks just assume you won't hear this or that you won't care anyways if you do and allow people to start with cheap, inferior products with the knowledge that eventually they will want something better, an outboard motor controller, a more expensive table with a better but simple control... We believe you should be offered the option of buying your last turntable when you buy your first and that a smart motor controller integrated into the design is part of what makes that possible so we include this in every one of our decks.
Our turntables are built around our Modular, Active, P.I.D. Drive Unit (we call it the MAP Drive). The MAP Drive incorporates a computer controlled, real-time P.I.D. controller (You can learn about the P.I.D. concept here). The Controller uses "active" feedback from the platter to regulate the performance of the deck. The MAP Drive can be easily removed and swapped out by the end-user for service and replacement.
This design breakthrough has allowed us to support our clients affordably from any distance and made it feasible for us to sell internationally without needing costly service centers and training programs in each region. We can handle taking care of our clients quickly and affordably without the deck leaving your home!
A central feature of The Montrose Turntable is the Unipivot tonearm, which comes standard with this deck—we feel that a great affordable turntable should come with a world-class arm, so we designed and now make our own. A fully adjustable tonearm is a critical part of a hi-fidelity analog experience. Anyone who has spent time working with turntables knows that not all tonearms are easy and straightforward to calibrate. We have spent three years learning what it takes to get the most out of a great analog system, and our design is intended to make this an accessible experience for everyone.
Additional Tonearm wands: We can provide a second Unipivot tonearm wand for $950.00 each
We are also proud to offer the option of a Schröder CB tonearm by Thrax, with an ebony or carbon fiber arm wand. More information and pricing upon request
We offer a range of great cartridges:
Soundsmith: We are proud to offer all of the Soundsmith line of cartridges. Our favorites are the Zephyr MIMC, The Paua, and The Sussuro. These are all low compliance, Low output carts designed around a Moving Iron paradigm which reduces the moving mass on the cantilever delivering amazing detail and speed. Please let us know if you are interested in these amazing carts.
Hana: Our favorites from this great company are the Hana SL, and the Hana EL. These cartridges are made in Japan, and use high rigidity aluminum cantilevers, and cross-shaped armatures, providing you with brilliant and gorgeous sound.
Ortofon: An excellent company and a favorite supplier for many people in Audio for good reason, they make damn good cartridges! If you have a preferred Ortofon cart please don't hesitate to let us know which one you want and we will help put that package together for you!
Denon: The Denon DL-103R, a classic moving coil component cartridge that is an excellent entry point into hi-fidelity.
*If you already have a favorite cartridge or are buying from somewhere else that is fine! We will help you make certain it will work well with our setup!
Using reclaimed or responsibly sourced materials is important to us here, whether it is for our furniture, our prints and totes, or our audio. The Montrose table is made from a material called Richlite. Made from compressed recycled paper amd resin, and borne of responsible manufacturing, it also has amazing tactile qualities—it feels like the silky smooth lab surfaces in high school chem class. While we have used it in architectural fabrication applications for years, it also has inert sonic properties and great machinability.
For secondary materials we selected high-grade stainless steel and brass, as well as the dynamically balanced solid bronze platter. A stunningly scultptural counterpoint to the Richlite, our bronze platter has a high recycled content, which is in line with the spirit of Fern & Roby. The truth and honesty of materials is what this table is all about.
Using reclaimed or responsibly sourced materials is important to us here, whether it is for our furniture, our prints and totes, or our audio. The Montrose table and platter are made from a material called Richlite. Made from compressed recycled paper and resin, and borne of responsible manufacturing, it also has amazing tactile qualities—it feels like the silky smooth lab surfaces in high school chem class. While we have used it in architectural fabrication applications for years, it also has inert sonic properties and great machinability. For secondary materials we selected high-grade stainless steel and brass. The truth and honesty of materials is what this table is all about
The Montrose has the same great bearing, motor control, and user interface of the Tredegar. Without compromising on the principles of a fantastic reference grade table and arm, we have made a great turntable that is within reach of a large audience, making our goal to deliver a relevant reference-grade table to a lot more people possible. We are proud to design & manufacture our products in Richmond, Virginia.
Turntable Dimensions : 20 3/4" side x 15" deep x 5" tall
Weight : 65 lbs
We are happy to answer any questions you may have, call us or email to get started!
The Montrose Heirloom Turntable
The Montrose Heirloom Turntable features everything included with the Montrose turntable but with the 35 pound brass platter and includes our Brass LP weight. The increased mass of this platter delivers sonic improvements in terms of speed stability and vibration dampening which eliminates resonant vibrations that get added to and obscure the music playback. You will hear more detail and separation between instruments plus low level sounds in the recordings that are often missed in lesser systems.
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