At first glance, this piece of engineering magnificence seems to have little in common with the company’s entry-level product, the Concept, but they’re more alike than you’d think.
Both use carefully configured wood and aluminium plinths to produce a rigid but low-resonance structure. The Innovation uses exotic Panzerholz wood while the Concept makes do with MDF, but the principle is the same.
There’s also the use of smooth-spinning DC motors and platters made of fancy plastics that can ‘sink’ unwanted resonances away from the playing surface.
The result in both cases is a class-leading sound. These decks share a common sonic signature – responsive, massively detailed and brilliantly articulate. As we’ve seen, that’s not by accident.
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