WTF: This Turntable Costs Over $150,000! (More Than A House!)
Published on October 18, 2011
OneDof Turntable which uses a unique liquid suspension technology to cut down on resonance.
Buying top end audio equipment is one thing, but that piece of equipment being as expensive as your house is a whole new dimension altogether. OneDof (One degree of Freedom) turntable, designed by NASA award winning engineer Aleks Bakman, apart from a numerous unique features, has generous use of gold in its components. This is perhaps the reason why this turntable comes with the price tag of $150,000, the equivalent of your home.
Apart from the apparent use of gold in this device, what is setting it apart is the non-resonant liquid suspension of the turntable. This mechanism uses a thick film of oil, which is paired along with the vertical motor adjustment. This results in external noise cancellation and from what we hear, this is one of the unique devices using this technology to such effect. Also the bearing of the device uses a vertical centered platter rotation format, which results in almost zero-vibration inside the device's cylinder, which is actually the central reason why the clarity of the resultant sound output would be so high.
On proper investigation, we found that the turntables have even further complexities, which were much beyond our capacity to explain, but have been created specifically for supreme sound output. And wait; this isn't all! You would also have to shell out an additional $ 9750 for each of the 2 tri-planar tone-arm, and also the Benz LP cartridge, apart from the 150K which we mentioned earlier.