Galder turntable from Bergmann Audio, is Bergmann`s answer to the most universal turntable design.
Galder & Odin
In the Nordic Mythology, Galder means to enchant. A craft consisting of magic songs and spells. A master of practice Galder craft, was said to be able to raise storms, make distant ships sink, make swords blunt, make armour decide victory or defeat in battles. Odin, a master of magic, was a God with great abilities to “Galder”.
Advantage of using air bearings
The platter is centered by a steel spindle, running in a very frictionless, low noise and hard wearing polymeric bearing material, and floats on a thin air cushion, which lower the mechanical bearing noise to an absolute minimum- if any. (A traditional bearing solution, which keep the platter centered AND support the platter weight, makes a higher level of mechanical bearing noise, as the contact point between spindle top and platter, generates a very high pressure – and hereby noise.)
By floating on an air cushion, the platter also gains the advantage of a very good isolation from the surroundings, same way as the known -and very expensive- air supported shelfs, used in many highend audio systems.
Also the speed stability benefit from the air supported platter. The musical flow is really extraordinary – not necessarily measurable but audible.
The plinth is made of one solid piece of cnc-machined die cast aluminium, as wel as the motorbase. Both parts with powder coated finish. The plinth is securely tightened to a 10mm aluminium bottom plate, which is standing on 3 adjustable feet. The feet is an aluminium and ceramic ball construction. 3 upper and smaller ceramic balls configured in a triangle, is standing on top of one bigger lower ceramic ball. No matter the feet position, the 3 upper ceramic balls will always have a perfect contact to the lower ceramic ball. The motor base is standing on the aluminium bottom plate –but decoupled – and will always be aligned with the plinth, no matter the feet position. On the back side of the plinth, the back panel is mounted. It consist of: Grounding, Air input, Vacuum input, output for an air bearing tonearm, and air adjustment valves for platter and tonearm.
There are different way to flatten a record, and secure that the record have a good contact to the record mat/platter. A clamp covering the record label, will only keep the center of the record perfectly flattened. A metal ring, on the outer etch will only keep the outer part of the record flattened. The only way to flatten the record completely, is by obtaining a vacuum between the record and the mat/platter – vacuum hold down. The vacuum hold down invented by Bergmann Audio, is the most user friendly system. The vacuum pump – which is in the air supply box – doesn’t need to be turned “OFF”, when changing record. The user simply remove the vacuum clamp that is covering the center spindle, and the vacuum is released, and the record can easily be changed while the platter is still spinning.After changing the record, put back the vacuum clamp, and the record is automatically flattened by the vacuum hold down system.
Galder accept up to 4 tonearms – radial- and linear tracking tonearms. As standard, Galder comes with a main armboard, to fit almost any tonearm brand on the market – 9”, 10” and 12” tonearms. We customize additional armbords for the tonearm brand you want to mount on the Galder turntable.
The first part of the tonearm to handle modulations from the record groove and cartridge, is the moving part of the tonearm. Head shell, armtube, sliding pipe and counter weight, has to be well considered and well assembled, to avoid any resonances to disturb the delicate signal.
The head shell is a very stiff construction, machined of one solid piece of aluminium, glued by 2-component epoxy onto the seamless carbon fiber armtube, which is a double carbon fiber tube construction with damping in between, to avoid coloration to the sound. The armtube is fixed in a groove, on top of the sliding pipe, which is machined of 2 pieces of solid aluminium and glued by 2-component epoxy.
The space between the airpipe and the sliding pipe, is 50 micron, as we found this as the most userfriendly.
The azimuth adjustment is very well considered – a slot on the bottom side of the head shell, where an “azimuth-plate” perfectly fit = 100% contact, the azimuth is simply adjusted by tighten or untighten the 2 screws holding the cartridge, and then twist the cartridge to a perfect azimuth. At Bergmann Audio, we don’t believe in a twistable head shell in the armtube, as this solution never will be as strong and stiff, as the construction we have made on the Odin tonearm.
The tonearm wire is made in one piece from the cartridge clips to the DIN connector, to secure as pure signal transmission as possible.
The pump is an oil free, long life unit, which do not require much maintenance.
The impulses from the pump are absorbed in an encapsulated reservoir. This results in an even airflow to the air bearing. The air supply is mounted with a filter, which prevents dust particles in entering the system. The filter is replaceable when necessar
Silent, clean, dry and smooth airflow. Replaceable filter.
Easy accessible dust filter, for easy cleaning and replacement.
Silent, clean, dry and smooth airflow. Replaceable dust filter.
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