The CONSONANCE WAX Engine is a quite remarkable new turntable
There are more sensible design features that are beneficial to analogue playback in this turntable than those costing several times more!
Main bearing & SpindleIf you must have a bearing then it better be a good one. The Wax Engine features a stepped stainless steel spindle that encapsulates a ceramic ball at the business end. This rides on a teflon pad and with a few drops of oil provides a low friction surface. The spindle is housed in a brass housing. The spindle is relatively “short” which results in a platter with a low centre of gravity and as a result, rotation is notably free and stable.The DC motor is a high quality Mabuchi with a patented DC servo supply.The tonearm is a “unipivot” design which is not unique and although have known advantages also have well recognised problems. Rather than a “needle” point commonly used, Wax Engine features a proprietary low friction brass bearing in the horizontal mode and “pre loaded stainless” in the vertical. The arm tube is aluminum, terminated in a low mass headshell, antiskate is achieved by a rod and rider weight. A remarkable achievement in a tonearm at this price level.All mounted on an aluminium “T” section chassis with isolation feet. A serious attempt to give the recordings their best shot.
|Voltage||12VDC, 1A Adaptor|
|Tonearm||9” effective length|
|Speed accuracy||Within 0.01%|
|Motor power supply||12VDC, 1A Adaptor with EU Plug|
|Dimensions||145 x 385 x 345mm (H x W x D)|
- Base plate and tonearm
- Strobe disc
- Lubrication oil – Not included due to shipping restrictions!
- 5 mm socket wrench
- Adaptor – EU Plug
- Power supply socket
- Speed adjustment potentiometer
- On/Off switch
- Anti-skate weight
- Stylus pressure gauge
Opera Audio Consonance
The Opera Audio Company in Beijing, China.
With a 13-year history and 55 employees, Opera designs and manufactures products under the Consonance name.
We ship directly from China.