The NOVUM is a fully new design. A lot of new ideas integral to the design have never been done before here at the Acoustic Signature factory; no stone was left unturned in order to create a stunning looking table with enormous sound quality.
The NOVUM is manufactured with a new revolutionary ‘24 Silencer Platter’ design, one of the most significant improvements in the turntable designs, and is driven by 3 integrated invisible motors driving a heavy sub platter.
More ways to amaze. The new NOVUM is a consequent developed new design. It’s all combined with the award-winning performance, elegance, convenience and comfort that have made the mass turntable Series so successful. Get ready to experience of the NOVUM Series – now perfectly suited to your own unique style. Perfect surface quality combined with the latest technology and flexibility.
The NOVUM includes the 24 Silencer Platter and the latest version of the digital motor electronic elegantly placed beside the Chassis. The tone arm mounting plates are adjustable. The mounting of any desired tone arm is possible, with a maximum of 2 tone arm mounting plates on one turntable. Three adjustable feet allow simple macro and micro adjustments to level the turntable.
The Drive System:
With the new NOVUM Acoustic Signature combine a massive Aluminium plinth of 70mm with a 50mm massive Aluminum platter. This is a perfect fit for the Tidorfolon bearing holding the platter and the exchangeable arm boards.
A new fully digital motor Electronic provides perfect speed stability and easy operation is integrated into a external housing.
The carefully made Aluminum platter with his 24 Silencers is another part which makes the sound of a NOVUM so outstanding for this price class.
A 50mm solid turntable platter is made of aluminium with 24 Silencer inserts. The platter is made of a very soft alloy to optimize its periodic resonance, and is coated on the rear side with resonance-reducing material. For the Silencer- Platter the development target was clearly defined: Elimination of vibration due to impacting airborne sound. Elimination of bearing noise, increase of the gyrating mass. Serious elimination of all frequencies, especially in the range 400-6000Hz. This was achieved by drilling 24 holes into the turntable. The manufacturing process for the precision of these holes was once more refined. The holes are drilled and afterwards separately “line-bored”.
This allows a clearance of less than 1/100mm. Perfect conditions for the force-fitting of the 24 silencer modules. The “silencers” are now an integral part of the turntable – but highly absorbing. Existing vibration energy is quickly reduced and the Platter is immediately steadied.
To avoid unbalances through the additional holes these are manufactured in the same setting as the outer contour. In this way the holes are absolutely true to the centre of the turntable. This new platter is placed on a sub-platter which is connected with the motor belt.
Acoustic Signature believe that a motor system for a turntable should have enough energy to speed up the platter but not influence him during rotation. They reach that aim by using a European made Synchronous motor with its own State of the Art motor control. The internal 3 drive motors of the turntable are supplied by their own electronic controller. It is a brand new design where fully digital output stages and quartz locked technology are used.
It is impervious to the negative effects of mains voltage fluctuations and household appliances that produce ‘noisy’ mains that can have a very great detrimental effect on AC motors and therefore the turntable performance and ultimately the sound.
A quartz precision DSP then produces a perfect sine wave at 24VAC to run the motor, resulting in a perfectly steady and constant platter rotation. The AlphaDIG control is the perfect design solution. This engine system is absolute stable in the rotation speed and in combination with the digital control easy to use and reliable.
As there is no contact with the Chassis there can’t be any vibration transferred to the turntable. The NOVUM is equipped with 3 motors. They drive a sub platter which is placed below the 24 Silencer platter. So the complete drive system is not visible during normal operation.
The bearing is the heart of every turntable. Through fundamental research and development, we have invented a bearing with the ideal performance characteristics of exact fit, extremely low noise, very low friction and long term stability. The platter bearing component is manufactured from special hardened and polished steel, with an extremely hard tungsten carbide ball at its base.
The bearing housing uses perfectly matched and ‘aged’ sinter bronze inserts which are self-lubricating; and therefore maintenance free. The base of the bearing, uses a specially developed ‘high-tech’ material called TIDORFOLON. The bearing runs dry – without oil. With ultra-tight tolerances the Tidorfolon bearing is lifetime maintenance free, and is covered with a 10 year product warranty.