The A1 features a wooden base that sits on four silicon-damped feet. The automatic system was developed by one Alfred Fehrenbacher from St. Georgen in the Black Forest, Germany
The twin-speed system is entirely mechanical with no extra electronics built in. The automatic system is reportedly entirely disengaged when the record is playing.
So all you have to do is set the playback speed and then push Start, the A1 takes care of the rest for you.
A built-in moving magnet phono stage is included although an external model can be utilised if you wish.
A low-mass 8.3” aluminium tonearm finished with a carbon fibre reinforced headshell is topped off with an OM 10 cartridge with an elliptical stylus tip.
Supplied with a damped metal platter, detachable dust cover and Pro-Ject’s Connect-IT E RCA phono cables, it’s price at £369.
To learn more, click www.henleyaudio.co.uk
Mohsin10th March 2022 at 7:05 pm
Doesn’t work for me. A fully automatic turntable for me should exude a bit of elegance and luxury. This looks utilitarian, like an appliance.
Paul Rigby11th March 2022 at 11:29 am
That might be a basic price thing, Mohsin – there are (more expensive) Thorens turntables out there that might be better suited to what you’re after. Check out my turntable reviews, I’ve reviewed a couple of them.