History of Model MKs & Serial Numbers
Due to the pace of progress in the early days of the company there are gaps in documentation. These pages may however provide some help.
Introduced Dec 2017 – The first Major change is the Light speed control (LSC) which introduces absolute speed control along with significantly increased performance. LSC is easily identified from the platter which has a 50mm (approx) silver strip on the underside.
Secondly, a new fully balanced specially wound small upgrade transformer is introduced for all turntables below the Sovereign ( which has a better version). This lowers mains corruption and reduces impedance over the wallwarts used previously. Performance improvement is very obvious to the ear.
Other improvements include a better bearing and subchassis design. The new subchassis design includes a seperate armboard and superior plate material.
External Silver Hybrid Tonearm Cable
This cable is identifiable by the printed heat shrink on the cable saying “Silver Hybrid”
In November 2017 there was a major major upgrade on Silver hybrid cable – this catapulted the performance of a £450 cable to outperform respected brands in the £4500 region. The easy way to identify the new version is that they were fitted with Black Rhodium GR4 Phono Plugs – unmistakable because GR4 is printed on the plugs. These plugs are the best we have ever encountered but are not the reason for the enormous improvement in sound quality.
In May 2018 the cable was “hum proofed” through the addition of an earth wire option to connect the signal return to earth. This is not an upgrade to performance but a measure to cater for different amplifier designs which can cause hum issues. This is more fully explained in the product description of Silver Hybrid cable.