201

The model 201 is the natural evolution of our basic model. The successful project is enhanced by the use of precious materials and by mechanical and electrical parts with higher characteristics.

The methacrylate platter is now high 20 mm and reaches a weight of almost 2 kg, increasing greatly the inertia of the rotation and consequently the authority and fluidity of the reproduced music. The adopted tonearm has a carbon rod that raises incredibly the rigidity, favoring detail and clearness of listening. Moreover it is also the attention to the detail that defines the greatness of New Horizon 201 turntable such as: the new adjustable feet in 3 pieces with EPDM damping material; Teflon washers and brass nuts for the cartridge fastening and the original scratch-resistant stain-resistant satin-finish lacquer in black or white. Two kinds of cartridges from Audio Technica can be supplied already set and aligned.

The new beginning of New Horizon starts with 201 that already ensures top-class performance with absolute reliability. A safe investment for listening to our LPs.

In depth

Plinth HD

201 is a rigid-base turntable. It is essential that the base, or plinth, is able to keep stable the fixing of the other parts of the apparel and to stand opposite to the transmission of vibrations and resonances: our choice at New Horizon is the compressed wood pulp and artificial resins, known as MDF HD. This material is extremely smooth and heavy and its isomorphic composition works much more efficiently than the solid wood.

Synchronous AC motor

The turntable pulsating heart is the compact 24VAC synchronous motor whose main feature is its extremely regular rotation, independent from the variations of the mains voltage, given that its speed depends on the mains frequency. The high torque and the rotation speed of 500 rpm actively contribute to the regularity and fluidity of the plate rotation.

Mechanical suspension

201 is a set of mechanical parts in action. The largest internal source of noise and vibrations is the motor that must be isolated as much as possible from all other parts of the turntable. The engine insulation in New Horizon turntables is made by an exclusive mechanical suspension system. Through precision steel springs, calibrated on the suspended weight of the motor and the pulley, the oscillation transmission to the plinth is efficiently blocked.

Belt drive

The transmission of the motion to the plate is obtained by a special belt in silicone rubber. The choice of this material ensures the best energy transfer and an excellent decoupling from the vibrations produced by the engine during the operation.

Inverted bearing

One of the strong points in New Horizon turntables is the plate rotation pivot. The perfection of the movement is the result of a accurate project and several prototypes. Today the piece in production has a sturdy inverted bearing structure in three pieces of aluminum and steel that guarantee the maximum “silence” and a very low rotation friction.

Carbon arm

Together with the base, a modern 8.6″ straight arm with carbon rod is provided, a material that ensures lightness and insensitivity to undesirable vibrations and resonances. You can calibrate the azimuth and the anti-skating force and it is supplied with two counterweights, making possible the use of a wide range of MM and MC cartridges.

Methacrylate platter

The appearance is extremely important: 201 has a 20mm thick laser-cut and precision machined platter in Crystal Methacrylate. This material with a high specific weight combines the excellent ability to disperse the vibrations kinetic energy, to the elegance of a perfect transparency.

Output on RCA terminals

New Horizon turntables are interfaced in the best way with all your electronics. An excellent insulating material plate accommodates the gold-plated RCA output terminals and the separate earth connector.

Dustcover

Arm, head, plate and all the other mechanical parts need to be protected when not in use. The high-quality, heat-bent cover in Crystal Methacrylate excellently performs this function, giving 201 a solid protection and a prestigious appearance.

Tech Spec 201

Turntable System
Tonearm
Cartridge

Drive System
Motor
Decoupling
Speed
Speed Selection
Platter
Anti-skating
Size (WxDxH)
Weight (Shipping)
Finish
Included accessories

Single Rigid Plinth
8.6″ Carbon arm
Audio Technica AT-3600L
(or Audio Technica AT-VM520EB)
External Silicone Drive Belt
Synchronous AC
Motor by Springs
33 1/3, 45 rpm
Mechanical
20mm / 1,7Kg Crystal methacrylate, Machined
Mechanical by Weight
450 x 365 x 130 mm
5.9 (8.1) Kg
Matt Black or White coating
RCA Interconnection Cables
Laptop wired 24VAC / 500mA power supply
Crystal methacrylate Dust Cover
4 x Rubber Tips
Owner Manual
Cartridge Reference Template
Anti-Skating Weight
2 x Arm’s Balancing Weight