Browsing through endless pictures of vinyl and turntables is a right of passage at Hurd. Every now and again we stumble across something that we just have to share. Via reddit, these are custom turntables by Jarett Acoustics.
JT2 Persia. Natural stone chassis in the colors of Persian deserts.
Based in Romania, the company have been making custom made players since 2001. Using materials not usually associated with record players they adapt the decks to suit the personality and style of the individual customer.
With unique designs they live up to the company motto, something we can all say amen to..
We started manufacturing audio turntables having in mind the idea of “No Compromise”, including special rare materials, handcrafting where every other producer does it industrially, because it is for playing music. And music itself is for the soul.
Music is to be listened with the eyes, not just with the ears. Music is not to be heard, is to be LISTENED
JT2 Persia. Natural stone chassis in the colors of Persian deserts, ultra high torque 16 pole brushless quartz controlled motor. 28 kg (62 lbs) that rest on 4 adjustable height vaseline-filled supports for best 3D vibration dampening action.
JT2 Persia. The brushless 16-pole motor with tremendous 5,5 kgf traction has adjustable start torque and adjustable electronic brake.
JT3 Arcadia. The 3 arms of the JT3 are made from 20mm layers of boiled solid oak, keeping the fiber as much as possible horizontal. These parts also have horizontal air ducts, so the humidity in the whole mass of the part will be the same, in the years to come.
JT3 Arcadia. The JT3 rests through its 3 legs on hydraulic MAGLEV suspensions ended with solid chrome spikes. Each leg contains an oil-filled damper, with 2x neodymium magnets in magnetic opposition inside that act as a spring.
JT4 Ingeborg. Graphite/brass platter bearing.
JT5 Academy. Dual chassis made from the same timber essence as the Brunswick pool tables, insulated with a self developed recipe of synthetic rubber in order to obtain a resonance free structure.
JT5 Academy. West Of England felt covering made by Looker, major manufacturer for pool professional equipment Black acryl high inertia platter with eight genuine Aramyth pool balls 1 to 8 cast in transparent acryl, dynamically balanced.
JT7 M.V. Gryphon. Structure was designed to be though and vibration absorbing at the same time. While upper and lower deck are machined from impregnated mass-coloured high density mdf, the sidewalls are made of multi-layer materials, a sandwich of nylon/aluminum/carbon so typical resonance of each of these is annihilated by the others.
Have a flick through and drool over some of the projects. Just as a word of warning.. Before you dig out the screw driver and block of arty drift wood you found last week.. This is not something to destroy your Technics for unless you know what you’re doing!