Audio Note UK turntables are designed and built according to a core set of insights gleaned from many year of experimentation and experience into what delivers musicality.
Each turntable incorporates the following design features:
suspended chassis to minimise vibration energy from the speakers and environment
materials of differing resonance and mass to transfer any remaining vibration energy away from the cartridge where it won’t harm the sound
low mass platter to minimise absorption of energy generated by the cartridge in the record groove
vibration-free high-torque AC drive system to maintain constant platter speed, even when record grooves contain strong modulations
TT-One and TT-Two Turntables
Originally based on the award-winning Dunlop Systemdek IIX, the TT-One and TT-Two turntables have a fully floating three point, level-adjustable suspended sub-chassis that isolates the platter and arm from the outer chassis, motor, shelf and support. The platter is machined from a single piece of Acrylic and the sub-platter from Delrin.
The TT-Two is a two motor version of the TT-One. The dual AC motors mounted on opposite sides of the spindle are designed to increase torque and drive, thus producing greater speed stability. Audio Note match every pair of motors to ensure they perform in the same way.
TT-One and TT-Two Deluxe Turntables
With the Deluxe versions of the TT-One and TT-Two turntables, both the platter and motors are selected for tolerance. Their plinths are an upgrade from the standard plinths in that they are made from the same materials and in the same factory as Audio Note’s loudspeaker cabinets.
The Deluxe models’ dedicated circuit board (two circuit boards in the case of the TT-Two) has internal switching for direct, simple connection to the external TT-PSU power supply via the pre-installed socket at the rear.
TT-One and TT-Two Specifications
|TT-1 and TT-2 Turntable||Specifications*|
|AN Level||TT-1 & TT-1 Deluxe - Level One
TT-2 & TT-2 Deluxe - Level Two
|Finish||Vinyl (Standard) or Wood Veneer (Deluxe)|
|Motor||TT-1: 24 pole precision, high torque motor mounted on an anti-vibration assembly
TT-2: 2 x 24 pole precision, high torque motor mounted on an anti-vibration assembly
|Power Source||240V 50Hz / 110V 60Hz, depending on country|
|Speeds||33 & 45 rpm|
|Drive System||Precision moulded round section rubber belt
|Unit Dimensions||170mm (h) x 470mm (w) x 360mm (d), including feet and lid|
TT-PSU - Power Supply Unit for the TT-One Deluxe and TT-Two Deluxe Turntables
The TT-1 and TT-2 models offer exceptional performance, but even this can be improved upon with the addition of the dedicated External Power Supply Unit.
The TT-PSU is only compatible with the Deluxe TT-1 and TT-2, though the standard models can be retro-fitted by an AN authorised technician.
|Standard Finish||Brushed aluminium fascia with silver trim
Black acrylic fascia with gold trim
|Unit Dimensions||140mm (h) x 295mm (w) x 435mm (d - incl. control knobs)|
TT-Three Turntable with Power Supplies
TT-Three PSUs - Power Supply Units for the TT-Three Turntable
Audio Note UK has concentrated a great deal of time and energy on developing a set of core fundamentals within the new TT3 PSU, in doing so delivering sheer musicality, believability and immediacy.
TT-Three PSU-1 - AN Level 3
offers an excellent level of musical engagement without compromise of the component quality. 0.5W Tantalum Resistors and Audio Note Electrolytic capacitors are used throughout. The special CODE, analogue modules and output stages are all coded, modelled and designed in-house.
TT-Three PSU-2 - AN Level 3
features improved local power supply regulation for the signal generator, improvements to the clock line and the output stage offering great improvements in refinement, tonal density, palette and definition over the power supply 1.
TT-Three PSU-3 - AN Level 3
is a unique product in every respect, achieving the best sonic results. A superior level of control is achieved by using a specifically designed analogue computer, unique analogue oscillators and fully discrete component design, from start to finish.
The discrete component output stage offers far more freedom to achieve a perfect balance both electronically and sonically achieving optimal damping and energy transfer.
*NOTE: due to Audio Note (UK)'s ongoing research and development program, specifications are subject to change without notice