The Kubrick DCX turntable, manufactured in Serbia by Soulines, is the company’s flagship model, whose name is said to be because its design was inspired by the space station in the Stanley Kubrick film, 2001: A Space Odyssey.
The Soulines Kubrick DCX is a belt-drive model with an acrylic platter driven by a low-torque d.c motor. It was designed by Igor Gligorov of Soulines and uses the same inverted main bearing machined from solid brass and stainless steel and acrylic platter (40mm thick and weighing 3.2kg) that he developed for the company’s Hermes DCX.
As you can see from the photograph, the structure resembles a skeletal-style body in which three ‘legs’ of unequal length extend from a central point, which is where the space station analogy comes in. The adjustable supporting feet at the ends of the legs, machined from aluminium, are also differently sized. The design’s shape, its relative dimensions and the positioning of its various cut-out circles are all based on the mathematical Golden Ratio and Fibonacci sequence, the aim being to achieve uniform vibration damping and to reduce the moment of inertia in all three planes.
The rigid aluminium plinth and sub-plinth are built from differently shaped sections, coupled together and strategically damped. All the key parts of the structure, including every platter, main bearing and spindle, are manufactured together as a unit rather than in batches, which Gligorov claims improves performance.
The turntable comes supplied with three different user-exchangeable aluminium made arm-boards for three different 9-inch tonearms (SME, Rega/Origin Live and Jelco), a Perspex dustcover, a rubber-cork mat (whose use is optional: LPs can be placed directly on the acrylic platter) and an alignment protractor that can align your cartridge to any one of the three most common geometries: Baerwald, Loefgren and Stevenson.
Distributed in Australia by Radiance AudioVisual, the Kubrick DCX retails for $6,200 (RRP) without arm. The turntable can be specified with a Jelco SA750D tonearm.
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