Sparta Record Player
The Kronos Sparta will offer the same unique patented dual counter rotating suspended turntable technology, in a leaner, lower priced package.
The first thing that distinguishes a Kronos turntable is its two equal mass platters, rotating opposite each other. They call this the dual platter counter-rotating revolution. It is a means by which the vibration inducing torque force, present in suspended turntables is eliminated. The result of this design is a suspended platform particularly well isolated from environmental and mechanical noise while maintaining unequalled stability. You can immediately hear the difference dynamic stabilization makes. No other turntable can offer its advantages.
Besides this, all of the Kronos turntables components keep other parasitic vibrations to a strict minimum. Our designs apply proven and solid technologies and use materials with complementary properties. Our ground-breaking DC computer controlled drive systems deliver outstanding speed control while remaining vibration free. Our proprietary hyper precision platter bearings rotate smoothly and are maintenance free and durable. Our plinths combine composite materials and metals so as to offer rigidity and minimize acoustical feedback. Our suspension is designed to be highly efficient as well as easy to set up.
Finally, with the help of recording engineers, our turntables have been fine tuned and optimized by comparing their test pressing playback performance to those of original master tapes. This comparative testing process has directed our work in achieving a neutral frequency response, natural timbres and transients and outstanding dynamics.
“We are very excited to offer this performance breakthrough to a wider audience. We have included into Sparta all the core technical elements that have made Kronos a resounding success. We have achieved a lower manufacturing cost by streamlining production processes , by innovating in the use of efficient materials and by introducing novel engineering solutions.” says KAP president and designer Louis Desjardins.
“We were inspired by the legendary city of Sparta in designing this new turntable . Our goal was to embody its values of strength, stability, durability and unwavering efficiency.”
Sparta will allow the use of various tone-arms ranging from 9 to 10.5 inches in length. KAP will also offer optional turntable/tone-arm-cartridge OEM value packages through its distributors.
20 in (W) x 14 in (D) x 11 in (H)
51 cm (W) x 36 cm (D) x 28 cm (H)
70 lbs / 32 kg
24 in (W) x 32 in (D) x 16 in (H)
61 cm (W) x 81 cm (D) x 41 cm (H)
95 lbs / 43 kg
33.3 rpm and 45 rpm
9 inches to 10.5 inches (229 mm to 267 mm)
Dual channel pure class A linear DC
AC Voltage Input
110V or 220V factory set
DC Voltage Output
0 to 5 volt, cpu controlled, factory calibrated
Pico 3 pin cable
Pico 4 pin cable
2432 precious metal brushes dc motors (qty 2)
delrin capped aluminium tubes
Speed Guidance System
Continuous open loop feedback, user speed adjustable
Optical diode I/O top motor tachymeter
60 times /rotation. 0.15% max., 0.05% min.
cpu generated 120 Hz with LED output
Composite compressed phenolic/aluminium, balanced
27 lbs (12kg) / platter
Dual hydraulic isolated inverted sleeve and ball
Grounded heat hardened tool steel
8 ml. variable viscosity synthetic oil
5 years (clean and re-oil)