Döhmann Helix Two MkII (B)

AUD $46,400.00

Reference Turntable in Black Finish

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Description

The Helix Two Mk2 incorporates the Döhmann Audio technologies into a smaller footprint with a single tonearm facility and is engineered to deliver unparalleled performance in analogue playback.

It is the result of many years of research, development, collaboration and listening by internationally acclaimed analogue designer Mark Döhmann and his team.

The specific challenges of designing a new benchmark turntable were identified and then the most effective technologies that exist to address these challenges were explored. After investigating solutions used in aerospace, spectrometry, medical imaging and electron microscopy, Döhmann Audio incorporated these technologies into a new turntable design.

Due to its fully integrated MinusK vibration isolation system utilizing NSM and mechanical crossover technology, its ability to deal with vibration and resonance is unsurpassed and allows the music to be enjoyed with an outstanding level of realism.

The Helix Two Mk2 has a new custom designed Swiss-manufactured motor which incorporates the very latest technology around constant torque performance and quietness of operation. It is designed to operate flawlessly in non-ideal environments such as older houses with wooden floors, upper floors, attics where external vibrations are carried through buildings – even those made from concrete, steel, and brick. Due to its revolutionary vibration isolation system, it is also not dependent on a high-quality audiophile stand.

The design has made it possible to incorporate a level of engineering previously not possible at this price point and as a result, the Helix Two Mk2 is considered to be outstanding value. The more compact dimensions and one box design allow it to be used in smaller spaces and standard sized stands.

Often chosen by discerning audiophiles around the world as their reference analogue system, as well as being the turntable of choice for many high-end brands exhibiting in major international hi-fi shows, the Helix Two simply allows the music to flow and the full potential of the system to be achieved.

Features

  • State-of-the-art custom designed Swiss-manufactured motor
  • Push button Speed Adjust
  • Micro Signal Architecture© (MSA)
  • Negative Stiffness Mechanism Vibration Isolation (NSM)
  • Mechanical Crossover Technology (MCT)
  • Tri-Modal Platter system (TMP)
  • Edge Damping Ring (EDR)
  • Tone arm Damping System (TDS)
  • Resonance Tuned Suspension (RTS)
  • Diamond Like Coating Amorphous Material Bearing Friction Modifier (DLC)
  • High Torque Adjustable Drive (HTAD)
  • Advanced Composite Armboard (ACA) using custom ballistics grade energy absorbing technology (Option)
  • Facility for one tonearm

Awards

Soundstage Australia Product of the Year 2019
The Soundstage! Australia Product of the Year 2019
The Döhmann Audio Helix Two Mk2 has been selected as the winner of the SoundStage! Australia Products of the Year 2019 Award in the Innovation in Design category. This is an annual award given by the SoundStage! Network which places importance on a product that offers a point of difference in terms of unique features, advanced engineering or innovative design.

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Product Specification

Finish Black
Drive System Fully integrated Swiss-manufactured high torque motor.
Dual belt platter drive designed to reduce static electricity and vibrations.
Platter Four-layer platter system. The Mat is a special damping elastomer attached to a triple layer construction platter with an air gap between the upper and lower platter. The upper platter is an alloy composition which includes magnesium, manganese, titanium & Silicon Carbide. The Lower Platter is an Aluminium Alloy Outer shell with a metal matrix composite system inside.
Top Plate All Helix Two Mk2 turntables come with a black anodized aluminium top plate as standard. A carbon fibre top plate is available as an upgrade which compliments the new optional Advanced Composite Armboard.
Tonearm Mounting The Helix Two Mk2 turntable is capable of mounting one tonearm up to 12” (305mm).
Armboards All Helix Two Mk2 turntables come with a black anodized aluminium armboard as standard. The armboard is removable and to facilitate simple interchange and calibration. The Advanced Composite Armboard is available as an upgrade. The result of years of research and experimentation, it incorporates a material which mitigates resonance to a very high level, resulting in an even greater lowering of the sonic noise floor and enabling an even greater articulation of musical detail.
Operation The Helix Two Mk2 is operated by two push buttons on the table surface for speed selection/on/off.
Speed Control Speed is constantly calibrated over 130,000 times per second to deliver a precise 33.33 RPM or 45.15 RPM (factory default). Simple user-adjustable speed control is accessible via two push buttons on rear of chassis. 78 and other RPM’s are available by request.
Power Supply The Helix Mk2 turntable has an outboard power supply.
Dimensions 480mm (W) x 400mm (D) x 200mm (H)
(Without clamp or tonearm)
Weight Combined shipping weight is 70Kg in a custom road case.
Installation Surface Requirements Recommended installation requires a surface capable of supporting up to 60Kg.