TechDAS

Air Force III Premium

Building on the success of a hugely popular model – the Air Force III, a turntable which has a compact sized chassis yet delivers very high performance and flexibility of installation. The new Air Force III Premium has integrated further new concepts for an even higher quality while retaining the same compact size.

Regular price $32,000.00
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Building on the success of a hugely popular model – the Air Force III, a turntable which has a compact sized chassis yet delivers very high performance and flexibility of installation. The new Air Force III Premium has integrated further new concepts for an even higher quality while retaining the same compact size.

The platter for the Air Force III Premium is precision cast and surface polished with a solid structure, unlike most conventional gunmetal platters that have a hollow construction. This results is a heavy platter of 29 kg, more than three times heavier than the aluminum platter used in the original III which weighs in at 9 kg. With this new gunmetal platter, the total weight of the main unit is more than 50 kg.

As a result of the increase in total weight, an extended frequency range is delivered and dynamics are noticeably enhanced. At the same time it has achieved a significantly lower noise floor thanks to the use of TechDAS' air bearing. Furthermore, as gunmetal is relatively a soft and tensile metal, you will notice that a subtle glow is added to the sound.

The chassis is made of solid aluminum just like the original model. The black anodized and highly polished surface contrasts very nicely with the gold colored gunmetal platter. With a minimal sized CNC machined aluminium chassis the Air Force III Premium affords maximum freedom during setup. The surface is finished in high gauge black anodized with a high gloss polish. Up to 4 tonearms, ranging from short (9”) to long (12”) tonearms can be fitted to the frame.

A conventional bearing unit supporting the platter would be subject to huge loads due to the weight and high inertia involved, and even the highest precision bearing could become impaired over time. In the TechDAS Air Force Series TechDAS have thus developed a unique air bearing method, where the platter floats and rotates in almost total silence, completely isolated from vibrations transmitted to the record from the floor, via the chassis and center spindle.

MAIN UNIT & MOTOR
Chassis Precision machined aluminum alloy (A5056) Black anodized and high gloss polished
Weight 21 kg
Platter Gunmetal
Surface protection coating
Platter Weight 29 kg
Total moment of inertia 3,506 kg・cm2
Drive System Belt-drive, polished and nonflexible polyurethane fiber belt
Motor AC synchronous motor
Rotation speed controlled by DC amplifiers
Rotation speed 33.3 rpm / 45 rpm
Wow & Flutter below 0.03 %
Dimensions 473 (W) x 170 (H) x 363 (D) mm
Minimum Dimensions for setting up 564 (W) x 413 (D) mm
Total Weight 55 kg
PUMP / POWER SUPPLY/ AIR CONDENSER UNIT
Power consumption 50 W
Dimensions 430 (W) x 175 (H) x 370 (D) mm
Weight 14 kg
Minimum depth for setting up 430 (D) mm
ACCESSORIES
ACCESSORIES SUPPLIED Tonearm base x 1 (drilled for specified tonearm).
Platter Cover x 1.
Cables, Air hoses, Platter setup tools, Users manuals.
OPTIONAL ITEMS & ACCESSORIES Extra tonearm base.
Disc Stabilizer.