AVID turntables and electronics
Looking for a solidly built, well-engineered, great sounding turntable rather than a fashion statement; with the flexibility to accommodate many leading tonearms (and cartridges)?
Then Avid turntables should be on your shortlist.

Avid's facility near Huntingdon in the UK is equipped with large CNC milling, turning, and sophisticated PCB assembly machines operated by highly experienced personnel producing highest quality steel, brass, aluminum, Delrin and Nylon components not just for their own use, but also for other audio and non-audio related companies recognizing manufacturing as one of Avid's core competencies. Making just about everything in house, Avid can afford to be generous with materials in their products - such as the impressive inverted bearing used in all of the turntables - a far cry from common standard bearings.

Avid believes excellent sound from vinyl records depends on a turntable providing the solid foundation needed for optimal operation of the tonearm, both of which are essential for high end cartridges to realize their full potential.

Managing movement and vibration within a turntable generated from internal and external sources, and using larger high torque motors to control platter rotation, are key philosophies addressed in Avid's aesthetically pleasing turntables. Extensive research into material properties and fundamental underlying engineering principles goes into the designs. Many others may look good, but fail to address the underlying requirements for seriously good sound reproduction - particularly bass. Installing an expensive cartridge in an elaborate tonearm has little influence on, and will not mask, unwanted sonic colorations and instabilities of basic wooden/plastic based plinths and other turntable structures.

Tonearms from the leading manufacturers can be mounted on all Avid metal turntables and upgrade paths are available for many of them. This was an important criteria in kemela's decision to bring the line on board - many audio enthusiasts appreciate the performance benefits gained from a solid platform that can be further improved as experience is gained and funds become available. A well-made turntable will give many years - if not a lifetime - of pleasure, and it won't become obsolete. Dust covers are also available!

AVID turntables and electronics

Avid also makes excellent phono stages with the same quality and superlative performance to compliment and reveal the sonic superiority of their tables. Compared to the best plug and play offerings, Avid turntables are engineered one step further that you are sure to appreciate.

Distributed globally, Avid turntables look the part and deliver the sound, are highly sought-after, get great reviews, and worth investing in for the long haul especially if you listen to a lot of vinyl.

Currently we demonstrate the Ingenium and the Diva II SP equiped with the legendary SME 309 tonearm. Including Avid, kemela now has seven turntables from four different manufacturers ready for audition.


 
Avid ingenium turntable

AVID INGENIUM Turntable

  • Inverted stainless steel bearing with tungsten carbide/sapphire trust point
  • 12 mNm ac synchronous motor
  • Single belt manual speed control
  • 2.0 Kg platter
  • Supplied with Project 9 carbon arm as standard
  • Rega/SME arm, 12", and dual arm versions
  • Overall dimensions (WxDxH): 370 x 305 x 130 mm
  • Weight: 13 lbs
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AVID DIVA II Turntable

  • Inverted stainless steel bearing with tungsten carbide/sapphire trust point
  • 12 mNm ac synchronous motor with separate external power unit(off/on only)
  • Single belt - speed changed by moving belt
  • 2.0 Kg platter
  • Cut for SME arm, other adapters to order
  • Overall dimensions (WxDxH): 450 x 390 x 140 mm
  • Weight: 20 lbs excl P.S.U.
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AVID DIVA II SP Turntable

  • Inverted stainless steel bearing with tungsten carbide/sapphire trust point
  • 24v 12 mNm synchronous motor with separate DSP Vari speed control unit
  • Twin belt - speed changed by control unit
  • Triple layer 3-point elastomer suspension
  • 2.5 Kg platter
  • Cut for SME arm, other adapters to order
  • Overall dimensions (WxDxH): 450 x 390 x 140 mm
  • Weight: 28 lbs excl P.S.U.
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AVID VOLVERE SP Turntable

  • Inverted stainless steel bearing with tungsten carbide/sapphire trust point
  • Modified 24v 55 mNm synchronous motor
  • Twin belt with separate DSP Vari speed control unit
  • Vertical suspension: 3 point spring 3.2 Hz variable
  • Lateral suspension: 0-rings 4.5 Hz
  • 6.7 Kg platter
  • Cut for SME arm, other adapters to order
  • Overall dimensions (WxDxH): 425 x 370 x 205 mm
  • Weight: 28 lbs excl P.S.U.
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AVID SEQUEL SP Turntable

  • Inverted stainless steel bearing with tungsten carbide/sapphire trust point
  • Modified 24v 140 mNm synchronous motor with spearate control unit
  • Twin belt with separate DSP Vari speed control unit
  • Vertical suspension: 3 point spring 3.2 Hz variable
  • Lateral suspension: 0-rings 4.5 Hz
  • 6.7 Kg platter
  • Cut for SME arm, other adapters to order
  • Overall dimensions (WxDxH): 425 x 370 x 205 mm
  • Weight: 28 lbs excl P.S.U.
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AVID ACUTUS SP Turntable

  • Inverted stainless steel bearing with tungsten carbide/sapphire trust point
  • Hand built 24v 140 mNm synchronous motor
  • Twin belt with separate DSP Vari speed control unit
  • Vertical suspension: 3 point spring 2.5 Hz variable
  • Lateral suspension: 0-rings 4.5 Hz
  • 10.0 Kg platter
  • Cut for SME arm, other adapters to order
  • Overall dimensions (WxDxH): 460 x 400 x 210 mm
  • Weight: 42 lbs excl P.S.U.
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AVID PELLAR Phono Stage

  • High quality single box phono stage
  • Noise: ‹ -81dB MM, ‹ -67dB MC
  • Distortion: ‹ 0.001%
  • RIAA: 5Hz - 70kHz +/- 0.5dB
  • Gain: 48dB - 60dB - 70dB
  • Resistive loading: 47k - custom
  • Capacitance loading: 100pf
  • Overall dimensions (WxDxH): 120 x 230 x 70 mm
  • Weight: 3.5 lbs
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AVID PULSUS Phono Stage

  • High quality two box phono stage
  • Noise: ‹ -81dB MM, ‹ -67dB MC
  • Distortion: ‹ 0.001%
  • RIAA: 5Hz - 70kHz +/- 0.5dB
  • Gain: 48dB - 60dB - 70dB
  • Resistive loading: 100R - 300R - 500R - 1k - 5k - 10k - 47k
  • Capacitance loading: 100pf - 200pf - 500pf
  • Overall dimensions (WxDxH): 120 x 220 x 70 mm
  • Weight: 2.2 lbs
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AVID PELLERE Phono Stage

  • High quality two box phono stage
  • Noise: ‹ -81dB MM, ‹ -67dB MC
  • Distortion: ‹ 0.001%
  • RIAA: 5Hz - 70kHz +/- 0.5dB
  • Gain: 40dB - 50dB - 60dB - 70dB
  • Resistive loading: 100R - 300R - 500R - 1k - 5k - 10k - 47k
  • Capacitance loading: 100pf - 200pf - 500pf - 1.5nf - 10nf - 20nf
  • Overall dimensions (WxDxH): 290 x 240 x 100 mm
  • Weight: 8.4 lbs
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AVID Flat Cover

  • Neat flat cover to prevent dust settling on platter and tonearm when not in use
  • Full covers also available that can be used while playing records to prevent dust getting in the grooves
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Turntables

Ingenium
Diva II
Diva II SP
Volvere SP
Sequel SP
Acutus SP

Phonostages

Pellar
Pulsus
Pellere

Accessories

Flat Cover