Published on July 3rd, 2020 | by The GC Team0
Elipson introduces new Chroma range of turntables
Elipson Audio has announced the introduction of its new Chroma Series range of turntables, replacing previous Alpha and Omega versions.
The Chroma Series, in keeping with Elipson’s established practice, is entirely designed, developed and manufactured by Elipson in France, and incorporates new, enhanced features, all engineered to offer improved audio quality, user interface and value for money.
All Chroma decks feature Ortofon’s OM10 cartridge whilst the upgraded 2MRed is reserved for the two premium Carbon versions. The Chroma 200 turntables have a Matt Black PVC Chassis and Aluminum tone arms; the Chroma 400 models have a high gloss lacquered PMMA chassis and Carbon Fibre tone arms.
As with previous models, both Chroma 200 and 400 feature a standard deck, one with an integrated RIAA preamp and the top model with preamp, Bluetooth and USB record output.
New features which distinguish the new Chroma range from its predecessors include: a manual lift on the tone arms that now also include graduation on the counterweight and free mechanical scale for easier adjustment; a number of parts – including digital motor toggle switch – re-styled, some with new and improved materials and finishes.
Elipson’s engineers have designed a new rotary table axis system to improve stability and precision, whilst a new electronic motor system is quieter thanks to its new damped housing, reducing vibrations to the chassis.
The higher specified PCB also improves control of the motor’s speed and precision. All turntable platters have now also been designed as two parts with a smaller sub platter with ring beneath the larger top platter for more consistency, velocity accuracy and 100% planarity across the diameter.
Elipson’s new Chroma turntable range will be available in the UK from July with SRPs ranging from £279 (entry level Chroma 200) up to £699 (flagship Chroma Carbon RIAA BT deck.)