101

Attention to detail, high quality materials, exclusive projects and a captivating design that combines modernity with an elegant classicism: nothing less to be expected from a product entirely MADE in ITALY.

The 101, the entry model turntables, already has all the construction features that make New Horizon products so unique: crystalline methacrylate platter, 3-parts pin of steel and aluminum and an elastically insulated synchronous AC motor.

Great attention to design and, the exclusive gem of the product, is the motor isolation system: all turntables with rigid frame are very sensitive to vibrations, both from the outside and self-generated, but the proprietary system used minimizes vibrations almost to make them disappear. In this way, the aluminium tonearm works in optimal conditions and the noise picked up by the cartridge is extremely low with a very good listening result.

An affordable turntable for everyone. A product tahat's second to none.
A 100% MADE in ITALY product to be proud of.

Review

LowBeats - Feb 2021 - Germany
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AudioReview - Gen 2020 - Italy
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Plus Points

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

101 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 rotation motion is impressed on the platter by a transmission belt. The best possible solution was the use of silicone which ensures the most effective energy transfer and has an excellent durability. The one-piece mould belt is so thin that it concretizes the “zero feedback”, virtually decoupling the platter from the vibrations produced by the motor during operation.

Inverted bearing

One of the Plus Points of the New Horizon turntables is the plate rotation pivot. The perfection of the movement is the result of an accurate project and several prototypes that led to the design of an inverted bearing architecture in three pieces. The supporting structure in chromed steel supports a sphere, which in 101i is made of steel, immersed in an oil bath. The aluminum cap holds the plate and ensures maximum “silence” with a very low friction rotation.

Aluminum arm

The straight 8,6″ arm is supplied and ready for operation. Equipped with an MM cartridge with carbon stylus and easy to be calibrated on the right reading weight. Also the anti-skating is self-regulated. The aluminum rod ensure the necessary rigidity, letting the cartridge extracting the best sound from the grooves of the vinyl.

Plinth HD

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

Methacrylate plate

The appearance is extremely important: on New Horizon turntables there are only plates in Crystal Methacrylate, laser-cut and finished at the 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. A sturdy plate accommodates the gold-plated RCA output terminals and the separate earth connector. The ground connection is not necessary because the 129 has its own particularly effective internal shield.

Technical Specification

Turntable System Single Rigid Plinth
Decoupling Motor by Spring
Tonearm 8.6" Aluminium Arm
Arm Settings Alignment, Reading weight
Anti-Skating -
Cartridge Audio Technica AT-91R
Drive System External Silicone Drive Belt
Motor Synchronous AC
Speed 33 1/3, 45 rpm
Speed Selection Mechanical
Platter 10mm / 0,85kg Crystal methacrylate, Machined
Bearing Inverted, Steel Pivot
Size (WxDxH) 450 x 365 x 90 mm
Weight (Shipping) 4,6 kg (6)
Finishing Laminated Black Wood
Included Accessories RCA Interconnection Cables
Wall Plug 24VAC / 500mA Power Supply
Methacrylate Dust Cover
Owner Manual
Cartridge Reference Template
Arm's Balancing Weight