Accuracy has been a Mobile Fidelity hallmark since its inception and is exactly what guides the StudioDeck+ turntable, painstakingly developed to deliver precisely just what the artist captured in the record studio. Nothing more. Nothing less. Hand-crafted at a new in-house factory in the USA, designed in collaboration between Mobile Fidelity engineers and turntable expert/Spiral Groove founder Allen Perkins, and made to accurately present the vast sonic pictures present on vinyl LPs (particularly Original Master Recordings), StudioDeck+ permanently changes the expectations of high-end performance previously attainable at its price point. The ultra-study 20-pound ‘table comes loaded with advanced technology, user-friendly features, and unflappable design elements to ensure phenomenal analog playback – ultimately bringing the sound of the Mobile Fidelity Sebastopol, California studio into your home. StudioDeck+ includes a factory-aligned and pre-mounted StudioTracker MM cartridge – a $199 value – for instant, out-of-the-box, plug-and-play simplicity. With StudioDeck+, faithful-to-the-source detail, immersive soundstaging, organic warmth, and clarity become part of each listening experience.
Every single piece on StudioDeck+ derives from tireless experimentation, meticulous evaluation, and listening tests. All parts and materials are chosen and developed strictly on the basis of their sonic benefits. Mobile Fidelity's meticulous oversight of every detail begins with a 3/4-inch platter comprised of Delrin, a high-strength, low-friction polymer selected because its highly crystalline structure makes for a great impedance match with vinyl and grounds unwanted noise. Similarly, and acting in concert with cutting-edge dampening matter, the Delrin pulley – which comes with positions for 33 1/3 and 45RPM speeds – keeps motor vibrations away from the platter and stylus. Speaking of the motor: StudioDeck+'s 300RPM isolated AC synchronous type delivers excellent speed stability for stellar pitch accuracy and rhythmic drive.