GDS II

The GDS II is the evolution of an already perfect turntable. The floating frame rests on three springs arranged along the circumference radiated from the center of gravity and arranged at 120 seat. This system is enriched with a new adjustment mechanism even simpler and more precise.

Greater stability is guaranteed by the new 5030RD adjustable feet, already very successfully present in the other New Horizon turntables.

Our inverted pivot has shown great reliability and quietness, in the GDS II becomes valuable and with even better performance with the use of brass.

But these are only the novelties that add to the already present exceptional features of the GDS: double silicone transmission belt, ceramic bearing, methacrylate plate calibrated to the lathe and dedicated external power supply.

Such a particular object also deserves an aesthetic and an exclusive finish with precious woods, chosen among the noblest. The surfaces undergo 7 steps of lacquering to obtain a sumptuous glossy finish.

The GDS II represents the best of our production and deserves to be combined with the New Horizon reading arm in ceramic version. Adjustable in height, azimuth, anti-skating and reading weight and with movements on zero friction ceramic bearings.

It seemed impossible to overcome each other but the magic returns to repeat itself with the GDS II.

Approfondimenti

HD Double Plinth

GDS series can be identified as a double base turntable decoupled by a springs system. The plinths are made of HDF, wood pulp compressed with artificial resins. This material is extremely regular and heavy: its isomorphic composition works much more efficiently than the solid wood. The two plinths are then covered with a fine wood veneer and finished with a thick glossy lacquer that, in addition to the superb aesthetic appearance, gives an exceptional rigidity to the two bases.

SDS Spring Decoupling Sysytem

The upper plinth of the GDS is held over the lower plinth by 3 precision steel springs arranged to bear the same weight. The new system with handle and ring nut simplifies the leveling of the turntable through the micro-adjustment of the height of the springs and makes the calibration very stable over time.

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

GDS 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.

DBD Double Belt Drive

The transmission of the motion to the plate is obtained by two 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.

BIB Brass Inverted Bearing

One of the Plus Point ┬áin New Horizon turntables is the plate rotation pivot. The perfection of the movement is the result of a accurate project and several prototypes. The GDS II introduces the use of high-quality brass in the robust three-piece inverted pivot structure to ensure maximum “silence” and very low rotation friction.

New Horizon NH95 ceramic Arm

The upper plinth of the GDS II houses the best version of the excellent 9″ NH95 straight arm in ceramic version. The movement of this jewel of mechanics is based on four high precision radial bearings completely made of ceramic. The tube is a sandwich of nylon and aluminum worked to break down the resonances and dampen the section dedicated to the counterweight. In addition to the truly progressive proprietary anti-skating, it offers all the micro-adjustments possible to take full advantage of the characteristics of any cartridge from azimuth to vertical tube alignment (VTA). The choice of accessories is completed by the tools necessary for its adjustment also by a handy sling bar.

FLP Full Lathed Platter

The appearance is extremely important: GDS II hosts a magnificent 25mm thick plate, in Crystal Methacrylate, first laser cut and then worked on precision lathe on all sides. This material with a high specific weight combines the excellent ability to disperse the vibrations kinetic energy, to the elegance of a perfect transparency.

ALE Dedicated Power Supply

The turntable benefits from a digitally controlled external power supply. Especially engineered for GDS, ALE uses a proprietary software which manages the mains energy and delivers the right voltage at the exact frequency to the turntable motor. Internal DSP analyzes the input current and, through a precision quartz, generates a perfect sine wave with no electric noise: perfect rotation of the platter with a lot of benefits at the listening.

RCA Output 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.

Feet 5030RD

The New Horizon 5030RD feet enhance the sonic characteristics of any hifi device by providing better vibration and resonance isolation.
They are made of Delrin, steel, low density natural rubber and HQR compound (Hard Quiet Rubber), cleaning the system from spurious vibrations, noticeably improving the acoustic scene, detail and three-dimensionality.

Tech Spec GDS II

Turntable System
Tonearm
Cartridge
Drive System
Motor
Decoupling
Speed
Speed Selection
Platter
Anti-skating
Size (WxDxH)
Weight (Shipping)
Finish
Included accessories
Double Elastic Decoupled Plinths
9″ NH95 ceramic arm
Not provided
Double External Silicone Drive Belt
Synchronous AC
Motor by Springs, Arm and Pivot by Plynth
33 1/3, 45 rpm
Electronic by External PS
28mm / 2,3kg Full Machined Methacrylate
Real Progressive System
450 x 365 x 165 mm
13,6 (15) kg
Real Wood
RCA Interconnection Cables
Dedicated DSP Power Supply
Methacrylate Dust Cover
Owner Manual
Cartridge Reference Template
Anti-Skating Weight
Arm’s Balancing Weight
NH Sling Bar
2 x Hexagonal Wrench
2 x reference feeler gauge