Bergmann Audio Sleipner airbearing turntable with the hovering platter
If you are one of those individuals who thinks the best way to listen to music is on a high-end turntable, you need to check out the new Sleipner Airbearing Turntable with Airbearing Tonearm from the house of Denmark-based Bergmann Audio. The reference-level turntable, powered by airbearing technology, features a linear tracking airbearing tonearm, a digital motor-controlled air supply and a vacuum clamp for stabilizing records. “Sleipner,” in Danish, means smooth or gliding. In the Nordic Mythology, Sleipner is the magical eight-legged steed, and the first of all horses. The high-end turntable follows the company’s “Less is more” philosophy, and enjoys an elegant design.
The airbearing process is frictionless, which helps minimize bearing noise and deliver outstanding stability. The airbearing tonearm of the Sleipner comes in contact with only a record through the stylus tip and tonearm wire. This makes for amazing musical reproduction with effective bass response. The plinth features six layers of different materials for optimal resonance control. There are three boards of powdered granite/epoxy binding material, two layers of aluminum and one layer of bitumen. At the top of the plinth is a two-pound aluminum platter.
The turntable’s air supply provides a silent, clean, dry and smooth airflow. It has a high precision digital controlled DC motor, with hallsensor and encoder. The Sleipner Airbearing Turntable with Airbearing Tonearm carries a suggested price of $48,000.