Player 播放器 / Brinkmann / Balance
Balance

The Brinkmann BALANCE has received many awards over the years including the "Millenium Award" from Image Hifi and the "Blue Moon" award from 6moons.com. Brinkmann Audio has produced it for over twenty seven years and has continuously worked to optimize it

Introduction

for most tonearms, vacuum tube power supply and an HRS isolation platform.

By far the most precise component on the BALANCE is the bearing, in particular because of the requirement to drive the 44 lb. platter without any reeling. Brinkmann reduced temperature dependency of the material by adding an electronic temperature control to the bearing mechanism to guarantee smooth even turning of the table.

The turntable platter is made from a massive block of a special aluminum with very low resonance because of a mixture of lead and copper added to the aluminum. Finally, the 3-1/2″ platter has a crystal glass plate inserted as a surface matt which ensures a total absence of resonance. Because the crystal glass delivers such a smooth and even surface, the BALANCE includes a record clamp to guarantee safe and effective coupling of the record to the glass surface.

The motor with its switch unit is separated from the turntable. A motor control constructed specially for this turntable drives the Pabst motor electronically to the speeds 33 and 45, both adjustable . A precisely cut belt transfers the drive from the motor to the plate.

The turntable is delivered with its own power supply, but the optional RoNT II vacuum tube power supply brings even further sonic improvement.

Specification

Drive:Precision ground round belt
Dimensions (WxDxH):550 x 400 x 140 mm
Weight:33 kg
Platter:Weight 18 kg, Ø 316 mm, height 90 mm.
Platter surface:Planar polished crystal glass (recessed mounting)
Tonearm base:Available for 9...10.5'' tonearms (arm mountings available for virtually any tonearm), easy and quickexchange and adjustments are provided via a collar system.
Included in delivery:Turntable, screw-down record clamp, solid state power supply, tools
Options:Tube power supply »RöNt«, additional arm bases (also for 12.1'' tonearms)