Alphason Sonata TurnTables

4.5/5 (4 Reviews)


Product Description

Belt drive turntable


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Maz a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 9, 2013

Bottom Line:   
Tried several turntables but settled on the Alphason Sonata 100s MCS arm and VDH MC10 special cartridge after listening to Linn LP12 Pink Triangle and Roksan Xerxes. The Linn had an Ittok LV111 and Troika and the Pink had an Helius Orion can not remember the cartridge and the Xerxes an Artemis and a VDH 1. I have to say that all the turntables I tried were good but the Alphason was head and shoulders above the others. I went round with a friend who was a musician and after he agreed that the Alphason was clearly better. I had expected to buy the Linn before I went out listening so it just goes to show that you really do need to listen for yourself.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by George a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: June 3, 2000

Bottom Line:   
Mine is fitted with the "Atlas" power supply and HR100MCS tonearm and a Koetsu cartridge and it sounds terrific. CD is sterile in comparison. SACD is better - but this deck is still close and I have much more software. This turntable has terrific isolation and low "stylus noise". despite three(!) motors, it has no motor noise. The arm is made from one piece titanium tube with silver internal wiring. Until I can afford an SME20, this is my last turntable! Only four stars in comparison to the SME!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1995



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andrew Mugisha a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: January 29, 2000

Bottom Line:   
A true stress reliever from the sound of 'modern day digital'. Your records become a treasure. Natural rendition of voices and instruments.

Works magic with very good electronics e.g SimaAudio Moon series. I have used it with NAIM & Bryston 4B-ST as well but theyslightly veil its true form.

I bought mine used and the value rating reflects this fact.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1995



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Graz a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: October 27, 1999

Bottom Line:   
These are rare decks. When used with the Atlas power supply I would say ease of set-up, use and sonic results leave the others begging until much further up the price scale!

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1995




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