… not only a slogan! Taking the time to develop everything new from scratch we finally ended up with a nicely compact and elegant new turntable. This new design has all virtues we are famous for - perfect neutrality, elegance in appearance and build quality, to name only a few.
… getting there was not an easy one. All our core components used in the bigger model lines underwent an evaluation if they suit the new design approach. It turned out pretty soon that all of them had to undergo a complete redesign.
Testing and refining recursively ended up in this new design that will be a benchmark not only in its price-range of products. As our universal sliding armboard mechanism could not be transferred to the Volare still there is an easy way to swap to other tonearms almost on-the-fly at low cost in short time...
… not only came from our distributors and dealers. Lots of potential customers asked for a lower priced model preserving our ideals in design, sound and build quality. The question always was, if we can. The answer? Yes, we can!
?… accomplished! We don't like to make compromises. But: Many roads lead to Rome and we found new and nice ones. Intransigence can be expensive - but it must NOT. Get surprised!
The new chassis topology is focussed on high mass in the center of the bearing. This new bearing is extremely stiff and robust as well as being a low friction design. High inner inertia and an oil bath wet sump approach make this bearing a perfect partner of our high torque motor design resulting in low rumble and smooth operation.
The sound.. Volare - come fly with me...
quick swap mechanism for armboards
dimensions: 420 mm x 360 mm x 125 mm
armboard: 205 - 240 mm pivot-spindle (9 - 10 inches effective length)
weight: 17,5 kg (w/o tonearm, aluminium platter)
warranty: 1 year (chassis and electronics), 1 years (bearing)
… based on our previous experience with Woodpecker and Blackbird Turntables we have refined our applied concepts. The ability to handle two 12 inch tonearms was one of the principle design parameters along with simplifying the turntable setup and alignment procedures. We also focused on the visual perspective as well with evolutionary refinements in our form factor, fit and finish and presence. From a tonal standpoint the Firebird represents the pinnacle of the DFA product line, it is truly our new reference turntable.
… was to enhance the technical base of the Woodpecker to push forward the sound quality. Running two tonearms was a requirement but we also implemented some new ideas on the drive. We refined the controller software to drive two motors simultaneously in a kind of master-slave configuration.
Putting the two motors in a 180° position around the bearing cancels out all reactive forces that could cause gyration of the platter. As a free add-on we achieve a better randomization of wow & flutter less disturbing the hearing process and lower bearing rumble at the same time.
… sovereign, dynamic, powerful and neutral at the same time. No matter which tonearm you are planning to use. Relax and take a trip into the fascination of music knowing that not even the smallest detail on the black gold is being kept back.
Forget about technical details, enjoy the music in all its grace!
… was not simple. From the very beginning it was clear that we want to excel our older products transferring their virtues into a traditional chassis. So we were looking for new ways to reach this goal and get the results we were looking for …
After a lot of refinement we found a way to get correct interaction of only one mass layer with the chassis. At the same time our focus was on „ease of use“ with features like the sliding armbase with pivot-spindle scale. This approach allows you to change tonearms within a couple of minutes and imagine how easy it can be to set up a tonearm this way …
… will leave you stunned – no matter which tonearm you are planning to use (the sliding-base allows you to mount nearly all available tonearms from 9 up to 12 inches). Relax, listen to pure music and forget about the technology behind.