AVIDVolvere SP belt-drive turntable with SME 309 tonearm


AVIDVolvere SP belt-drive turntable with SME 309 tonearm


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A superb example of 21st Century craftsmanship, design and quality from the UK and very difficult to resist.

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Many of the engineering innovations AVID have pioneered in their flagship, reference models are equally relevant to all their turntables.

Nowhere is this more evident than in the Volvere SP with the SME 309 Tonearm.

This latest generation incorporates AVID’s latest DSP signal-generating power supply, now within its own casework and improved mains transformer, totally removing the vagaries of the mains power signal and allowing precise calibration of motor speed.

Introduction of the new twin belt drive system and revised bearing has improved platter dynamics, yet further improving the sound quality.

Conceived as a belt drive, sprung subchassis design, Volvere is designed and built to the same precision engineering standards as the Acutus turntable. Bespoke versions of the unique clamping, stainless steel bearing and suspension systems have been developed and applied to this novel design.

External vibrations are dissipated by the unique AVID variable frequency suspension system, effectively isolating the entire system from extraneous influence – yet without the softening of dynamic response often allied to such systems.

Suspension dynamics are further improved in this latest version with the increased rigidity of the main chassis as well as using revised lateral damping isolation bands and lastly but by no means least, a massive platter.

The result?

Vibration caused by the stylus during playback is transmitted to the subchassis directly through the main bearing and not absorbed into the platter. The clarity and depth of the performance under reference listening tests is a testament to the attention to detail bestowed on the design and the manufacture.


Drive: Twin Belt drive
Speeds: 33.3 and 45.0 RPM
Platter mass : 6.7 Kg
Bearing: Inverted stainless steel
Thrust point: Tungsten carbide/Sapphire
Suspension: 3 point, springs in vertical, o-rings in lateral frequency
: vertical 3.2 Hz (variable), lateral 4.5 Hz
Tonearm: Comes with SME 309 Arm 
Cartridge: Not included in the price
Motor: Modified 24v 55mNm ac synchronous
Power supply: DSP Vari-SPeed control unit
Voltage input: 100-240vac 50/60Hz 20 watts max. (depending on region)
Dimensions: Turntable (overall) 425 x 370 x 205mm (WxDxH)
: Turntable (footprint) 375 x 325mm (WxD)
: P.S.U. 158mm x 283mm x 60mm (WxDxH)
Net weight: 12.5Kg turntable only
: 2.2Kg psu only

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