The HR-X is known to reviewers and manufacturers
around the world for it's natural reproduction of scale and sweep, which
are two of the things that make us feel like we are listening to live
music. With world class detail, low noise, pace, and timing, the HR-X
will bring the concert hall into your home. Best of all, it does this
without fiddling, tweaking, or constant resetting.
The HR-X features a triple laminated chassis
(Acrylic-Aluminum-Acrylic) and integral air suspension which rejects up
to 98% of acoustic feedback. The HR-X uses an inverted main bearing
incorporating a chrome polished hardened steel ball running on a
Teflon/Delrin composite for ultra low noise without any vertical motion
caused by magnetic or air suspension resonances.
A periphery record clamp ring is centered by
the platter, not the record, providing vacuum-like hold down without
the problems inherent in a vacuum system. The drive system uses two
low-powered 24-pole motors driving a 12-pound flywheel. The flywheel
spins at 300 RPM and has 62 times the inertia of a 25 pound platter.
The drive system and the periphery clamp result in wow, flutter, and
rumble that are all below measurability providing world class sound.
The JMW 12.7 tonearm
is bolted to the aluminum portion of the chassis with a double base
mounting, providing the ultimate in rigidity and adjustability. The SDS power
supply rounds out the package and provides a pure AC signal to the
The HR-X, includes the JMW 12.7 tonearm with propietary VPI silver over copper wire, periphery ring clamp,
center record weight, dual motor flywheel, air ball suspension, clear
acrylic platter with inverted bearing, and SDS power
When teamed up with the RIM DRIVE system the HR-X becomes one
of a handful of turntables able to raise the hairs on the back of a
listeners neck while enjoying the sculptured beauty of its design.