REVIEWS & TECHNOLOGY
PLEASE NOTE: We import OL Turntables in to order, as everyone wants something different we cannot keep a “standard” table in stock to suit all needs! Made to order means you get the latest version with latest updates and any options you might want in the one ready to go package.
“The Aurora MKII sets the musical and sonic standard for its price range. It is capable of communicating the intent of all kinds of music and of triggering the deepest and most exalted musical ecstasy. My wholehearted recommendation.” Read the full review >
“Stellar performer with wonderfully realistic presentation… Enticing looks and celestial sounds… Superb attack, rigid bass, excellent dynamics, all of which means continually engrossing performances and edge-of-the-seat listening! …It looks like a star and sounds like heaven – a class leader in every respect…” Read the full review >
What Hi-Fi Group Comparison Test Winner
“The good news is the Aurora does not require a $3,000 cartridge to sound great. Coupled with the OL Silver MK IIIA tonearm and a budget cartridge I could be happy to live with it long term. It offers true high end sound at a reasonable price and has the ability to transport the recorded performance into your listening. I cannot part with it, so I purchased the review sample.” Read the full review >
The Aurora is acclaimed first and foremost because of its musicality. In spite of being lowest in the range, it inherits design features from our very high end decks, acclaimed among the best in the world regardless of price. Remarkably, it offers true high end performance, comfortably outperforming more expensive decks–even when fitted with inexpensive tonearms and cartridges.
The Aurora MK4 turntable follows in the steps of it's award winning predecessors but with improved looks and significantly increased performance. Remarkably, it offers true high end performance at an extraordinarily low price point, comfortably outperforming many expensive decks, even when fitted with inexpensive tone arms and cartridges.
Performance hallmarks are superb transparency, coherent timing, tangible sound staging and imaging. The Aurora's inherent musicality and system friendly tonal balance guarantees many years of listening pleasure.
Options include a 12 inch arm mount, or dual armboard which can be ordered simply by requesting via email.
LIGHTSPEED: The MK 4 introduces the Light Speed Controller (LSC) on all decks with its rock-steady speed and improved sonic performance. Using a light shone onto the platter, our motors automatically maintain their speed to the highest level of accuracy, avoiding common problems like speed drift, motor jitter and cogging.
DC100 MOTOR: These high-grade Swiss motors demonstrate the powerful, smooth-running needed in a good turntable motor. Ironless cores eliminate eddy currents which result in low “clogging”, low vibration and speed stability. Motors are decoupled to minimize vibration and reduce audible noise.
BELT: The belt is manufactured in house using special material which increases grip and reduces stretch under instantaneous loading, using a unique material which dramatically improves on widely used neoprene rubber – benefits include increased dynamics and deeper bass performance.
ULTRA LOW FRICTION BEARING: Made in house, the new MK4 bearing has ultra low levels of vibration. The spindle rotates on a Tungsten carbide ball bearing centered on a hardened thrust pad for low friction and long life. Low bearing friction is essential to avoid vibration. Unlike decks which “float” the platter using air or magnetic bearings, we believe “earthing” the energy out of the platter is essential for sound purity.
HI-SPEC SUBCHASSIS: The sub-chassis plate balances the armboard with the platter and bearing house, decoupling both from the turntable plinth. Its mass heavy design also helps to effectively damp vibration travelling through the armboard and platter.
SUSPENSION SYSTEM: Our unique suspension avoids both the softening of leading edges often found in suspended designs and the hardness in many non-suspended designs. The results are:
Superior pitch, rhythm, and timing
Refined presentation of low-level information
Easy to follow separation in the music and vocals