Real High Fidelity Turntables: Despite continued advances in digital playback, the vinyl record remains the foremost important music format in the world. This is also especially true at Brinkmann Audio.
Vinyl record playback is an exceedingly delicate and massively complex undertaking. The undulations in the record’s groove are so minuscule that even loud music passages produce less than a millivolt of signal. In addition, tracing these grooves produces all sorts of unwanted vibrations and a layer of noise. As records are cut at precisely 33 1/3 revolutions per minute, they therefore must also be played back at exactly the same speed; otherwise pitch will be off. This explains the most important requirements for proper playback: (1) Accurate and consistent speed (2) Gentle groove tracing (3) High level of immunity from external and internal vibrations (4) Ultimate quietness and low friction of platter and tonearm bearings. Brinkmann turntables are exceptionally successful meeting these precise standards, and they have become the ultimate high fidelity turntable offered at Paragon.