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Balance Turntable

 

Our heaviest turntable keeps on running and running and running... with legendary quietness. Since its introduction in 1985, the Balance combines timeless beauty, highest sound quality and perfect build quality. The basic design has remained the same (honestly, there isn?t much to improve), but in the best Brinkmann tradition, the turntable has seen continuous evolution und sonic optimizations. Hence today, the turntable is state of the art in terms of aesthetics and technology – as it has always been – while sounding better than ever. Little wonder then that the »Balance« is used as the absolute reference turntable not only by Brinkmann, but quite a few renowned publications aswell. Not surprisingly, the Balance has received quite a few awards over the years: the “Gold Medal” for turntables from the “Image Hifi Millenium Awards” or the “Blue Moon” award from www.6moons.com.  

The newest addition to our product range is the 2-arm Balance. The 4 phase (4 times 90°) Sinus motor of the Balance enables a very smooth rotation without cogging.   

The RöNt II tubed power supply is the ideal completion for the Balance.

SPECIFICATIONS
  • Drive:  precision ground round belt
     

  • Dimensions (WxDxH):  550 x 400 x 140 mm
     

  • Weight: 33 kg
     

  • Platter weight: 18 kg, Ø 316 mm, height 90 mm.
     

  • Platter surface:  planar polished crystal glass (recessed mounting) Tonearm base:available for 9...12'' tonearms -   (arm mountings available for virtually any tonearm), easy and quick exchange and adjustments are provided via a collar system.
     

  • Included in delivery:  turntable, screw-down record clamp, solid state power supply, tools
     

  • Options:  tube power supply RöNt, additional arm bases (also for 12.1'' tonearms)

Balance 33rd Anniversary Edition 2-arm Turntable (limited to 33)  

 

In continuous production since May, 1985, Balance is universally esteemed as one of the world’s premier turntable designs…and one of the most enduring. Although its basic concept remains unchanged, Balance has enjoyed a series of enhancements which has kept its performance “State of the Art” for more than three decades: an unprecedented achievement in High End Audio. (For a history of Balance’s extraordinary evolution, please request a copy of our brochure “A Question of Balance”) Proof of its excellence, Balance is utilized as the absolute reference turntable by manufacturers, reviewers, mastering engineers and magazines worldwide, and has earned virtually every prestigious HiFi award.

Inspired by Leica, whose classic rangefinder cameras embody the same standards of perfection and design longevity, Brinkmann proudly announces our “33-1/3 Anniversary” Balance. Limited to 33 sequentially numbered, two-arm ‘tables, this Collector’s Edition features unique engraving on the arm base, identifying it as unique. Our Special Edition comes with every option imaginable: a 12.1 Tonearm (the second base will be drilled for customer’s choice of arm), RöNt II outfitted with NOS (original British) Mullard tubes for superior sonics, a custom version of HRS’ latest “Reference-series” Isolation Base and a richly illustrated “Coffee Table Book,” autographed by Helmut, detailing the history of Brinkmann and Balance.

For devotees of Brinkmann, or for those connoisseurs who demand the best, this Balance is the finest turntable we know how to make. “33rd Anniversary” Edition: The Collectible Balance.  

SPECIFICATIONS
  • Drive: precision ground round belt
     

  • Dimensions (WxDxH):  550 x 400 x 140 mm
     

  • Weight:  35 kg
     

  • Platter:  weight 18 kg, Ø 316 mm, height 90 mm.
     

  • Platter surface:  planar polished crystal glass (recessed mounting)
     

  • Tonearm base:  one base for the 12.1 tonearm with Anniversary engraving, second base will be prepared for the customer’s choice of arm (arm mountings available for virtually any tonearm), easy and quick exchange and adjustments are provided via a collar system.
     

  • Included in delivery:  2-arm turntable, 12.1 tonearm, RöNt II tube power supply with selected NOS (original UK) Mullard tubes, screw-down record clamp, solid state power supply for bearing heater, tools, specifically developed HRS isolation base, deluxe “Coffee Table Book” signed by Helmut Brinkmann, delivered in flight cases