203

Top of the 200 line: 3 plinths for the 3 basic turntable components.

Motor, bearing and tonearm stand each one on its own plinth and are decoupled from the others in order to limit even more the possible interactions. The noise path becomes longer and is dissipated by the different materials encountered in the journey.

The quietness of 203 is exemplary. The very low background noise makes even the smallest details emerge from the grooves of the vinyl with the grace and sweetness that only a great system of analogue reproduction can provide.

The harmony and beauty in the design are amplified by the generosity in the dimensions for the current top model in our catalogue. A satisfaction for the eyes, the mind and the heart.

In depth

HD Triple Plinth

203 can be identified as a rigid base turntable, but technically it is not. The three plinths are formally united in a single body but physically decoupled one from the other by a layer of insulating, anti-vibration material. Each plinth holds one of the main pieces of the turntable ensuring stability in the fixing as well as utmost resilience to the vibrations. We have opted also in 203 for MDF HD, wood pulp compressed with artificial resins. This material is extremely regular and heavy: 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

203 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: 203 hosts a magnificent 20mm thick plate, in Crystal Methacrylate, first laser cut and then worked on precision lathe. 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 203 a solid protection and a prestigious appearance.

Tech Spec 203

Turntable System
Tonearm
Cartridge

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

Triple Rigid/Decoupled Plinths
8.6″ Carbon arm
Audio Technica AT-3600L
(or Audio Technica AT-VM520EB)
External Silicone Drive Belt
Synchronous AC
Motor by Springs, Arm by Plynth, Bearing by Plynth
33 1/3, 45 rpm
Mechanical
20mm / 1,7Kg Crystal methacrylate, Machined
Mechanical by Weight
450 x 365 x 165 mm
11.6 (14.4) 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