BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA, July 21, 2015 – Spiral Groove today announced the availability of its upgrade package for its flagship Spiral Groove SG1.1 turntable, which will bring the turntable up to Version 1.2 status. The upgrades include a new platter, isolation feet, damping material and various other parts and an improved magnetic platter levitation system. The upgrade also adds a new power supply faceplate and serial number badge.
“These upgrades came about from work we’ve been doing in design and materials research over the last two years, and they yield significant sonic and performance improvements,” said Allen Perkins, president of Spiral Groove.
“In fact, we will soon be incorporating these improvements into our upcoming SG1.2 turntable. All current SG1.1 owners can have their turntable completely upgraded to full SG1.2 status.”
The increased weight of the new platter adds more impact to the bass and a bit more focus and depth to imaging. The new platter materials yield a very “fast” sound with an even lower noise floor than previously from a design that was already exceptional in this regard. “Even pops and ticks seem quieter, I believe, because of the platter material and internal shape,” noted Perkins. “The turntable now simply sounds more like the way music sounds in real life.”
The tonearm mounting board of the SG1.2 is fitted with a stainless steel bayonet mounting system that is easily removed from the turntable with the push of a button, enabling multiple arm and cartridge combinations to be pre-set up and readily swapped and installed, with perfect alignment every time.The Spiral Groove SG1.2 upgrade is currently available at a suggested retail price of $6,000 and is done at the factory.Spiral Groove is distributed in the U.S. by Immedia, along with Canalis loudspeakers and Strange Attractors vibration control accessories.
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