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New Acoustic Signature Manfred MKII Turntable

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DEALER

We have taken Acoustic Signature as a replacement brand to some other products and one of the items is this new version of the Manfred turntable. Now in MKII version with new platter/bearing/feet etc. Supplied normally with no arm for £1699 but with a choice of REGA, Linn, SME to name a few armboards. I have been quite shocked at its performance against the likes of the Funk Saffire! So, don't take my word for it, come and have a listen.

As an introductory offer, I will be supplying the decks with a brand new RB251 which will be modified by Audio Origami with internal/external cardas cables, VDH cartridge tags, Chrome end weight/end stubb and foam filled arm tube! All in for £1999! And, in addition, 20% off any Clearaudio, Grado, Goldring or Ortofon cartridge when purchased at the same time.

This offer will also apply to the New Barzetti Turntable for £120 less.

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I remember hearing one of these at an Effem bake-off a few years ago with a Series V on it. A very capable deck & a good price.

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DEALER

Thanks chaps, I like it. Super timing and bass weight. As this is the MKII, you will see from the pictures below the differences in the MKI. The bearing is a dry type and the platter is now much thicker.

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MK1 Below

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In addition, the armboard has it's own VTA so any rega arm needs no spacers

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Hi Anthony, Many thanks. Actually there are some new models in addition to the already mentioned Manfred MKII and Barzetti......

Lighting £2856

Storm £3612

Thunder £5994

And..... the new range topper Ascona at £16560. Some on view at the Heathrow show this weekend.

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always thought as grand reference looked a bit mental

don,t know how to post a photo of one

great sounding decks with stunning finish

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JB

Now that's a hard one to answer lol Range is being slimlined slightly but I will have a further four to demonstrate next week. From the models tested so far, it is very much like SME in principle.....Further up the range, you get more of the same Signature. I am taken with all of them so far but the new Storm model is a good balance across the range but when the Ascona comes to me to play with well err. Seriously, I cant fault them in any price range. The Barzetti is really doing well and with the AO arm it's a real star.

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Here we have a Barzetti awaiting to go out with an Audio Origami 251 (as per the offer above). This deck I really like, performs well above it's price.

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Now to the new Storm, a silent master! currently on test with me and using a funk FXRII arm and an SME 4

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The Thunder. Currently pictured with the Funk 12" and rather dodgy adaptor plate lol. Three way psu able to take three motors. Deck also tested with PU7, RB1000 and SME 5

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These decks are so well engineered and sound superb against SME's etc

In addition to anyone taking up the offer I mentioned above, The Importer and I will be offering the AstinTrew AT8000 MM/MC phonostage at £599 (£899) with all Acoustic Signature tables sold which will also apply to the Audio Origami offer above.

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How does the Manfred II compare with a Linn LP12 + Lingo 2 + EKos 2 + Troika ?

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who knows? at an informed guess?... better.

Hi tech dry type bearing, effectively a thread drive, billet mass loaded platter, and tweaked tweekers favourite arm - the RB250.

It'd feel like thrashing a kid at swing ball.

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