SRM TECH Azure - Superb DIY Turntable Using Rega Parts - Just Add Rega Deck!
Intro. Offer - Free Platter Damper & Mat!
We are pleased to introduce our fabulous new Azure. Modelled on our highly acclaimed Athena turntable, the Azure uses Rega running gear (not included) and is supplied as a comprehensive kit of parts ready for home assembly.
You need to supply the running gear from any Rega made deck* - motor, bearing assembly, platter and tonearm. The Azure kit then transforms the performance of these components providing a superb sounding turntable that will stand comparison with those many times the price!
As well as the impressive sound quality improvement, the Azure looks stunning and is available in crystal clear or jet black acrylic.
Assembling the Azure is quite straightforward and should take around two hours – and that includes removal of the components from the donor deck.
Design wise, the Azure consists of two acrylic sections:
Motor Board – the lower of the two acrylic sections, this houses the motor, pcb, on/off switch, sorbothane isolation domes and three coned feet.
Sub-chassis – this houses the three chrome isolator top discs, main bearing, sub-platter, platter and the vibration decoupled armboard.
The Azure will accept any tonearm with Rega geometry – both three hole & single hole mount. The tonearm is mounted at the same height as on the Rega donor deck, however, should you wish to raise or lower the height - for VTA tuning - we can supply a simple kit which allows downward adjustment by 1mm and upward adjustment of up to 5mm.
To complement the Azure we produce an excellent isolation platform and a choice of two covers, as well as a kit - based on our established Rega enhancement kits - to further upgrade the performance. These are available as extra cost options and are not included with this kit.
* Please examine your donor your deck before ordering. Below are the things you need to check.
Motor: If your motor does not have an oval shaped top plate with mounting lugs on each end then you will need to purchase our black acrylic motor cover plate which allows you to bolt the motor into place on the Azure. This also looks lovely - see last picture above.
Main Bearing: If your deck has the smaller 12mm dia. main bearing or the 18mm dia. main bearing that screws into place (and does not use a securing nut) you will need to purchase another bearing / sub-platter assembly of the usual type. The majority of the decks - certainly the earlier ones - use this assembly and there are plenty of high performance replacements available. So yo could use this opportunity to upgrade this or contact us regarding a Rega replacement one.
24v decks: The Azure is primarily intended for 24v Rega motors - for the simple reason that the power supply is housed separately and no high voltages are present on the turntable itself. It is therefore very easy and safe for anyone to construct.
240v or 110v decks: The Azure will work perfectly well with the older, higher voltage decks but if you intend to use one of these you must be aware that as the high voltage pcb and the base of the power switch are exposed you need to ensure that these are protected and cannot be accidentally touched. One of the decks pictured is a 240v model.
The two decks pictured are taken by two of the first owners. The granite isolation platform shown under one of the decks pictured IS NOT included. The acrylic motor cover plate is also NOT included but available from us at a very reasonable price.
As listed, this kit consists of:
ACRYLIC MOTOR BOARD
BLACK BOX CONTAINING FITTINGS – 36 PIECES
VARIOUS FIXINGS – 22 PIECES
And this is what you need to supply from your donor deck: For the sake of clarity these items are not included. If this is not clear please email before purchasing!
PCB & POWER SUPPLY
MOTOR WITH PULLEY (See note above regarding model)
MAIN BEARING (See note above regarding model)
The Azure is just £329.95 and for a limited time we are including our superb Super flexible Platter Damper and 1mm Arezzo Platter Mat - together worth £44.90!