Brinkmann Balance 33rd Anniversary Ltd Edition w 12.1" tonearm

BR 30 TT BAL33AN
NZ$ 86,995.00 ea (incl. GST)
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Brinkmann’s heaviest turntable keeps on running and running and running… with legendary quietness. Since its introduction in 1984, the »Balance« combines timeless beauty, highest sound quality and perfect build quality. The basic design has remained the same (honestly, there isn’t much to improve), but in the best Brinkmann tradition, the turntable has seen continuous evolution und sonic optimisations. Hence today, the turntable is state of the art in terms of aesthetics and technology – as it has always been – while sounding better than ever. Little wonder then that the »Balance« is used as the absolute reference turntable not only by Brinkmann, but quite a few renowned publications as well. Not surprisingly, the »Balance« has received quite a few awards over the years: the “Gold Medal” for turntables from the “Image Hifi Millenium Awards” or the “Blue Moon” award from www.6moons.com.

Balance 33rd Anniversary Edition (limited to 33 copies)  
In production since May 1985, Balance is regarded as one of the world's leading drive designs and is considered one of the most durable. Although its basic concept has remained unchanged, the balance has undergone a number of improvements that have kept its playback quality "state of the art" for more than three decades: an unprecedented performance in high-end audio. (For a history of the extraordinary evolution of balance, please ask for our English booklet "A Question of Balance"). Proving its exceptionality, Balance is used as the ultimate reference drive by manufacturers, reviewers, mastering engineers and magazines worldwide, and has received just about every prestigious hi-fi award.  

Balance 33rd Anniversary Edition (limited to 33 copies)  

In production since May 1985, Balance is regarded as one of the world's leading drive designs and is considered one of the most durable. Although its basic concept has remained unchanged, the balance has undergone a number of improvements that have kept its playback quality "state of the art" for more than three decades: an unprecedented performance in high-end audio. (For a history of the extraordinary evolution of balance, please ask for our English booklet "A Question of Balance"). Proving its exceptionality, Balance is used as the ultimate reference drive by manufacturers, reviewers, mastering engineers and magazines worldwide, and has received just about every prestigious hi-fi award.  

 

Inspired by Leica, whose classic rangefinder cameras have the same standards of perfection and longevity, Brinkmann introduces the "33-1 / 3 Anniversary" balance. Limited to 33 numbered, two-arm drives, this collector's edition features a unique engraving on the tonearm base. The Anniversary Edition comes with all sorts of options: a 12.1 tonearm (the second base is prepared for a tonearm of your choice), the RöNt II with NOS (original British) Mullard tubes for best sound, a newly-developed Version of the "Reference" -platform of HRS and a richly illustrated book, signed by Helmut Brinkmann, describes the story of Brinkmann Audio and the Balance.  

 

A collector's item for lovers of Brinkmann or connoisseurs who demand only the best. This balance is the best drive we have ever built.  

 

The Anniversary Edition features:   

- Limited to 33 consecutively numbered drives: 01/33 - 33/33  

- All 33 Anniversary Balance have two tonearm bases.  

- A Brinkmann 12.1 tonearm. The second basis is prepared according to the customer's request.  

- The RöNt II power supply with selected NOS (original British) Mullard tubes for ultimate sound.  

- Customized HRS "Reference Level" platform, effective from subsonic range up to 40 KHz, engraving with Brinkmann and HRS logos.  

- Book, signed by Helmut Brinkmann, with rich photos from the 33-year history of Brinkmann Audio and the Balance.  

- Delivery in flight cases  

Specifications

Specifications

Drive - precision ground round belt

Dimensions - Footprint (WxDxH): 600 x 400 mm x 175 mm

Mass - 35 kg

Turntable 

   Weight -18 kg, Ø 316 mm

   Height 90 mm

   Plate support: ground flat

   Crystal glass (firmly embedded)

Tonearm Base - 

   a base for the 12.1 tone arm with Anniversary engraving 

   the second base is prepared according to the customer's request,

   (Mounting holes for all commercially available tonearms),

   easy adjustment of the tonearm or change of arm and base thanks to collet clamping mechanism

Delivery - 2-arm drive, 12.1 tonearm, RöNt II power supply with selected NOS (original British) Mullard tubes, screwable plate clamp, transistor power supply for bearing heating, tool, customised HRS "Reference Level" Platform, Book, signed by Helmut Brinkmann, delivery in flight cases