**new** the bearing surfaces are now finished using a new process: EP, Electrolytic Processing. This results in an even higher polish and lower rotational friction losses.
Everything else is the same as described below
-True Inverted construction. Ceramic ball bearing sits at the same plane as the drive belt, giving perfect alignment and bearing stability.
-Optimal lubrication. Oil feeder channels constantly push oil into the top section of the bearing for minimum rotational friction losses.
Hollow spindle allows adding lubricant from the top
-nylon bearing plate at the top of the bearing case
-non-magnetic phosphor bronze bearing case, nickel plating
the materials were chosen for their mechanical and tonal characteristics. This particular Japan-made phosphor bronze is very expensive and is used by a famous saxophone manufacturer, whose instruments are made from it in their entirety and are known for their deep rich tones. Remember that a turntable is a mechanical device and each material used contributes to it tonal balance – especially so the bearing.
Bearing fits 37mm thick platter, is 20mm in diameter and with a hollow spindle that extends 20mm from top of bearing.
Picture shows the bearing case before/after plating.
Includes: spindle, bearing casing, ceramic ball, nylon thrust pad, 2 mounting bolt 25mm and 50mm so can be mounted in up to 40mm thick base