Vinyl means a smooth warm tune, resonating gracefully as it spins. To create this delicacy in sound quality ATMO SFERA is designed by a team of Italian engineers, breaking boundaries by introducing a (almost) disappearing platter as a new paradigm in turntable design.
Modern urban lifestyle simply doesn't need another gigantic round platter, a squared wooden case and a complex piece of mechanics - the tonearm - in such an old - style - furniture called 'Turntable'.
Days of horse - drawn carriages are passed, at last, but the turntable with its basic design remained the same for about a century.
To revolutionize the classic turntable design with all its drawbacks, such as heavy weight, size, playing mechanism and vulnerability to vibration and to achieve the highest sound quality we concentrated on only the vital components, using high-quality materials.
The result is an engineering masterpiece producing playback audio quality, barely surpassed even by the most sought after turntables. In ATMO SFERA Turntable there is no gimmick accessory, it is solely focused on music-making components, with the finest Italian taste for industrial design.
Here we reveal the golden key of achieving higher sound quality from a truly different design.
Imagine the turntable (EVERY turntable) as a gigantic spring; more the weight, the dimension etc. more the spring. Every spring squeezes itself to absorb energy and so does the turntable; then it releases that energy causing buzzes, noises and muddiness in the audio range. The simplest method the vast majority of the turntable designers use to avoid this is to add a huge mass, so: heavier platters, heavier turntable plinths and so on.
But -according to physics- there is a different mode to cope with those undesirable effects: to reduce energy stored into the turntable base and into the turntable platter, the interfaces to the revolving long-playing record. To achieve this goal we use a light platter, a very small, low-torque motor and leave the record freely floating (almost...) into air.
This (not so) simple trick gives to vibrations no free room to flow through the mat and the platter, virtually disappeared in our design and to reach the turntable pickup Even the most famous brands of commercial turntables in the market have not been able to solve this problem But We Have:
ATMO SFERA has the secret in its name: Atmosphere in Space. Atmosphere around us is the only Platter that does not generate energy back to the record because it uses the air as a Platter.
We designed the ATMO SFERA for everyone from the first - time record listener to the audiophile vinyl enthusiast. You don't need to set up your cartridge or purchase additional outboard gear such as phono pre-amps, amplifiers. (although you have the option to). All of these are included in our integrated design.
• Platterless design, a unique design where the record spins in air flawlessly and smoothly
• Belt-Driven, Two speed (33/45 RPM) turntable
• Small, low torque bipolar motor, driven by a synthesized, very pure sinusoidal wave
• Microprocessor controlled operation
• Bluetooth® stereo connectivity with embedded RIAA phono preamplifier
• Carbon fiber, static balanced Tonearm
• Effective arm length: 228 mm - Arm overhang: 15 mm
• Pre fitted Audio Technica AT 95 E MM Cartridge
• Low resonance, CNC machined, Anticorodal Aluminium plinth
• CNC machined Ergal Shaft
• Vibration damping feet
• No setup required with the fitted cartridge
• Dimension (base only): 12" x 11" x 4" or 31 cm x 28 cm x 10 cm
• Weight: 6.5 lbs. or 2.8 Kg
• Universal Power supply: 110-240 V / 50Hz / 60Hz
1 • ATMO SFERA Platterless Turntable (Titan or Orange finish Base) body
2 • Carbon fiber tonearm with pre installed AT95E Audio-Technica cartridge
3 • RCA cables
4 • AC cable w/ international plug adapters
5 • Motor control box universal AC supply (110/240V)
By the way there will be the task of packaging, storing and shipping out the units. We done our best to prepare for logistical challenges: we have already secured storage space and begun work with a packaging company to ensure successful delivery of our ATMO SFERA everywhere in the world. We also made an agreement covering the shipping costs. So we will offer our product as “FREE SHIPPING” worldwide.
The prototype of ATMO SFERA Turntable, after a long set of quality tests in our laboratory and in our music playing systems, is finalized and ready to go into production. During these detailed tests, the necessary fine tuning was made to make it flawless. As this turntable is a breakthrough in this industry, each component was designed, made and quality tested by our engineering team. Special standards were set for using top quality materials in the production process.
Expenditure of Funds
The funds raised by the Kickstarter campaign will provide for the equipment and tools needed for the assembly line of the turntables and other preliminary costs of production.
Quality and endurance Test Results
Note: Test specifications of ATMO SFERA Turntable after full documentation will be presented.
With every Audio Deva product, you receive our 1-year Limited Warranty. For more details, see the warranty section of our website.
We are a three - member Italian engineering team with a passion for design, manufacturing and music reproduction. Vinyl records and turntables are gaining more and more popularity these days; the introduction of ATMO SFERA Turntable is our contribution to Italian Design and to the Renaissance of the Analog Experience.
Since Audio Deva is a startup with limited financial resources, the magnitude of these risks is larger than ever. Regardless of how this project unfolds, we will run it with complete transparency and accountability, keeping our communications precise and constantly updated. We believe that with your support in backing our project and by our never ending endeavor to face the challenges ahead, we will undoubtedly succeed.
Risks and challenges
Setting up a production line
We are so hopeful that this project will make a great leap forward in the turntable market, simply because we are offering to vinyl music lovers an amazing design quality and a sound quality barely matched in a commercial product.
Promoting our project from prototype to production is however a daunting task. We have to set up a full-scale manufacturing facility including a CNC router.
The real challenge will start from here. We know our Turntable pretty well because the ATMO SFERA has been redesigned and some of its parts rebuilt several times, until we reached a simple manufacturing and assembly procedure nevertheless, we will likely face some challenges throughout our first full production batch.
We face all the common risks and challenges associated with manufacturing a physical product. Since we are working with contract manufacturers and third-party suppliers, we are at risk of dealing with production delays as well as quality control issues and unexpected costs. We have performed due diligence to minimize these risks - carefully analyzing component and material costs. We have provided a generous flexible budget into our project, and arranged for backup suppliers on call in case something goes wrong.
Since Audio Deva is a startup with limited financial resources, the magnitude of these risks is larger than ever. Regardless of how this project unfolds, we will run it with complete transparency and accountability, keeping our communications precise and constantly updated.
We believe that with your support in backing our project and by our never ending endeavor to face the challenges ahead, we will undoubtedly succeed.
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