With so many turntable companies out there, some do an exceptional job of standing out and capturing the attention of buyers.
A great example is a turntable from Souline known as the Kubrick DCX turntable.
The Kubrick DCX is a turntable that takes inspiration from the 1968 film, 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was written and directed by the late Stanley Kubrick.
It has been built based on the slowly revolving three hundred yard diameter disk of the film’s space station. This intriguing design makes it one of the most beautiful turntables to made in quite some time, besides the latest record player from Grand Prix Audio.
The Kubrick DCX lacks a plinth as is mostly seen in most turntables and is instead supported by a skeletal aluminum chassis. The chassis features three pods of different lengths that have been elongated to serve as a base for the platter bearing.
The Kubrick DCX’s platter bearing is an inverted type which features a stainless steel axle that is held stationary within a round brass plate.
It has been rigidly affixed to the center of the chassis and also contains a steel ball that sits in a recess on top of the axle. The hubs have a diameter of 45mm and a bore that is large enough to accept the bearing shaft while still being able to offer freedom of rotation. A small amount of synthetic oil is used between the shaft and the hub.
Setting up the turntable is quite easy. The main chassis, motor pod, support feet, and tonearm pod all come pre-assembled. The Rega arm board which can be used with either old fashioned single nuts such as the RB250 and the RB300 or newer three bolt version.
You will only be required to perform simple tasks that include; fitting the platter atop the preassembled pods, pre-oiling the bearing, fitting the drive belt, installing the tone arm on the arm board, and installing and aligning the Denon DL-103 cartridge.