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Dual PRIMUS MAXIMUS Special Limited Edition Turntable

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Note: Special Order: Lead time 75-90 days from order.

The Primus Maximus is a special, limited edition reference model of which, only 100 units will be handmade to order in Germany.

This flagship model is a showpiece for the best technologies used throughout the history of the Dual company, refining them and carrying them forward into the 21st century.

These key Dual features include:
The twin gimbal tonearm, spring loaded tracking force and direct-drive.

The overall result is an understated, high-tech turntable, providing a superb musical experience.


Plinth: Aluminum / Solid MDF:
Each unique unit is created individually and the plinth is finished with real wood veneers. The critical components, such as motor, platter and arm are fixed to a 10mm thick aluminum base plate. The heavy top and base plates are connected to minimize vibration.

Platter: Solid Aluminum
The heavy platter, weighing 2.7kg, is machined from a solid block of aluminum and refined with a blasted and elevated surface finish. The platter weight is exactly matched to the motor regulation in order to reduce wow and flutter to an absolute minimum.

Tonearm: Twin Gimbal Design / Spring loaded tracking force
The tonearm base and both gimbal elements are machined from solid aluminum. Precision pivot ball-bearings are used in conjunction with hardened steel spikes to ensure tightest tolerances within the tonearm assembly over a long lifetime. The tracking force is independent of gravity and adjusted with a torsion spring.

Drive: Direct-drive
The drive unit is engineered and made in Germany. Its regulation is specifically designed for high-end audio application, placing emphasis on stability, with no quick start up times nor high torque. These features are only important for DJ applications and not appropriate in such a high quality system.


  • Motor
  • Drive: Direct-drive Reference
  • Speed settings: 33/45/78
  • Wow & Flutter: < ±0,04 % (DIN bewertet)
  • Tonearm
  • Auto-Start/-Stop-Function: No
  • Bearing: 4 x Pivot ball-bearing / twin gimbal mounting
  • Effective length: 221 mm
  • Offset Angle: 24°
  • Overhang: 18.5 mm
  • Type: dynamically balanced with damping
  • Stylus Pressure Range: 0 g bis 3 g
  • Cartridge Weight Range: 5 g bis 12 g
  • Factory installed pick up: Ortofon Quintet Bronze
  • Platter
  • Material: Solid Aluminum
  • Mat: Rubber 4.5 mm
  • Bearing: Hardened steel spindle sintered metal housing
  • Diameter: 304 mm
  • Weight (incl. Mat): 2800 g
  • Plinth:
  • Material: Solid MDF machined solid Alu baseplate
  • Surface finish: Individual wood veneers personally selected
  • Feet: Alu Ø 60 mm / Elastomer Height adjustable
  • Connection: 5 pin Tonearm Connector on RCA cable
  • Connection to Phono Input: Yes
  • Connection to Line Input: Yes
  • Digital Output: No
  • Dimension, closed dustcover: 450 x 370 x 155 mm
  • Dimension, open dustcover: D: 418 mm / H: 405 mm
  • Weight: 15 kg
  • Power plug AC / DC: External power supply

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