Transrotor

Dark Star

The Dark Star may be more approachably down-to-earth but it doesn’t convey much of a sense of compromise. It’s an open-air, suspension-less design that’s belt-driven via an outboard fully decoupled AC-synchronous motor. The all-matte black surfaces give it a quintessentially stealthy look. The thick heavy platter rises above the plinth, which, in turn, is stabilized at three points by adjustable towers rising at the two front corners and a center-rear footer. At first glance the plinth appears mounted like a traditional four-poster but it’s a clever illusion. The motor tower and the tonearm mounting tower may appear to be supporting the table, but they aren’t weight-bearing—the former is attached to the plinth and elevated slightly to permit a tonearm cable to exit while the motor is actually free-standing. Power and speed stability are controlled via the Transrotor Konstant Studio. This outboard box is equipped with a robust power supply and is selectable for 33/45-rpm speeds. It uses a six-pin connector to drive and regulate the Dark Star’s motor/pulley assembly. Speed variations up to ±5% are adjustable via a pair of inset slotted screws in the front panel. A chunky record clamp is also included.

Regular price $4,275.00
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The Dark Star may be more approachably down-to-earth but it doesn’t convey much of a sense of compromise. It’s an open-air, suspension-less design that’s belt-driven via an outboard fully decoupled AC-synchronous motor. The all-matte black surfaces give it a quintessentially stealthy look. The thick heavy platter rises above the plinth, which, in turn, is stabilized at three points by adjustable towers rising at the two front corners and a center-rear footer. At first glance the plinth appears mounted like a traditional four-poster but it’s a clever illusion. The motor tower and the tonearm mounting tower may appear to be supporting the table, but they aren’t weight-bearing—the former is attached to the plinth and elevated slightly to permit a tonearm cable to exit while the motor is actually free-standing. Power and speed stability are controlled via the Transrotor Konstant Studio. This outboard box is equipped with a robust power supply and is selectable for 33/45-rpm speeds. It uses a six-pin connector to drive and regulate the Dark Star’s motor/pulley assembly. Speed variations up to ±5% are adjustable via a pair of inset slotted screws in the front panel. A chunky record clamp is also included.