Brinkmann Oasis Turntable

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Product Description

 Brinkmann Oasis Specifications

DrivePlatter driven directly by magnetic field; soft proportional control
Power supplyExternal power supply in solid state technology (Brinkmann Balance solid state power supply)
BearingLubricated precision (hydrodynamic) journal bearing, quiet and maintenance-free
PlatterResonance-optimized special aluminum alloy; surface-black acrylic platter mat
Chassismacassar ebony (custom wood plinths available upon request)
Arm boardMovable (rotating) without play for simple and precise tonearm adjustment, with quick release. Accepts all tonearms between 9 and 10.5″ as well as several linear tracking tonearms
ConnectorsRCA, XLR or feed-through for tonearms with 5-pin DIN connectors; DIN connector (3 pin) for umbilical cord of external power supply; 2 mm connector for ground wire
RPM33 1/3 and 45, selectable by a switch; LED indicator for speed (33 1/3 =green, 45 = red)
Deviation from nominal speed0.0% (adjustable)
Fine adjustment of speed± 10% with trim pot
Wow & Flutter0.07% linear, 0.035% weighted DIN 45507
Speed-up time12 / 16 seconds (33 1/3 / 45 rpm)
Rumble (noise)-64 dB (test record DIN 45544); -68 dB (measuring adapter)
Dimensions520 x 400 x 125 mm
WeightTotal 26 kg
Included AccessoriesGranite platform 440 x 310 x 30 mm, screw-down clamp, power supply, tools
Optional AccessoriesBrinkmann 10.5 tonearm, Brinkmann 10.0 tonearm, Brinkmann 12.1 tonearm, Brinkmann EMT Ti MC cartridge, Brinkmann Pi MC cartridge, HRS platform & HRS record clamp

In Brinkmann Audio’s never-ending search to improve sound quality, they did not stop short of evaluating the fundamental differences between turntable drive systems. It was quickly discovered that most belt drive mechanisms had a fundamental sonic characteristic. This sonic signature imparted by the belt drive systems was due in part to the material used for the belt. Brinkmann understood the value of eliminating this sonic colorization and prompted them to develop the magnetic direct drive system.

Technically, the drive mechanism consists of a ring shaped permanent magnet contained in the platter’s bearing and four air-cored inductors on the Oasis’s chassis plate. These inductors are adjusted and driven with utmost accuracy to different phase angles. The result is that the magnetic field itself rotates the platter. Precision sensors monitor platter speed at all times to guarantee absolute accuracy. Taking advantage of the many years of experience and insight gained from manufacturing the BALANCE and LaGrange turntables,  Brinkmann incorporated its famous precision bearing and spindle further smoothing out the drives minuscule speed variations. This results in a rotational smoothness hitherto unimaginable with traditional direct drive mechanisms and unavailable in belt drive systems.

The crystal glass platter surface gives an amazingly smooth and even surface to couple the record; a stainless steel insert is located underneath the record label further improves the mating of the record itself to the platter. Mild warps are eliminated by the use of the included screw down clamp and plastic spindle ring. Being a true Brinkmann turntable, the platter consists of an alloy made of aluminum, dural, copper and lead and weighs in at an impressive 21 lb. and has a very low resonance point.

The special shape of the chassis was developed to eliminate resonances. With the addition of the wooden plinth, a solid ans deep bass reproduction is accomplished. The frame can be ordered in one of three different types of wood; cherry, maple or ebony.  Finally, three adjustable spikes allow for precise leveling and optimal contact of the turntable.  Like all Brinkmann turntables, a custom designed HRS Isolation Base is available to further dampen external resonances and is highly recommended.

The Brinkmann Oasis features a single screw collet system for easy tonearm mounting and adjustment. This allows users to not only switch out entire tonearm setup quickly, but also allows the users to easily setup and adjust the  tonearm with the tonearm mounted in the turntable. The Oasis can ordered to accommodate 9 to 10.5 inch tonearms and is available in either RCA or XLR style connectors.

The Brinkmann Oasis is the whole package. It has the looks and the performance to be your last turntable. If you are in the market for a great looking world class turntable, make a point of auditioning the Brinkmann Oasis.