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We Welcome Well Tempered Lab Turntables To Our Portfolio!

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Hi All,

Since we launched HiFi Lounge towards the end of 2012 I have always wanted to offer 3 different turntable brands, we launched with Rega, probably Britain’s most well known Turntable brand with over 40 years experience behind them, then we added Michell Engineering, that was easy as I was an Orbe user for many years before opening HFL so was really keen to offer their turntables, but adding the third brand was a little tougher, well after looking at pretty much all the brands out there I’m really pleased to announce that we now have taken on Well Tempered Lab turntables.

Well Tempered Labs is a company owned by Bill Firebaugh, a former aerospace engineer who likes to think outside the box when it comes to turntable design, over the last 25 years + he has refined his innovative designs, many patented, to produce extremely musical turntables that have many unique features. As an example most Turntables have bearings in the tonearm, not here, according to Bill this introduces vibrations and resonance so he got rid of the bearing and used a golf ball damped in a silicon gel which offers damping for the arm helping keep the needle firmly in the groove, this along with squash balls used for suspension and an ‘invisible’ drive belt made from a polyester filament that has a diameter of 0.004 inches, all add up to a truly unique turntable design.

All of these innovations would stand for nothing though if WTL’s turntables didn’t perform, unsurprisingly they do, I have taken home our demo Versalex which we have fitted with the Dynavector Te Kaitora Rue Cartridge and I can honestly say that it is one of the best vinyl sounds I have ever heard, fantastic detail, very solid powerful bass but it is the vocal’s that really impress, very natural and smooth, there is also a very fluid sound to the overall presentation, I’m sure that the cartridge helps here but as a package it really is very special, it is going to be hard to bring it back into the shop I have to say, for more information on Bill Firebaugh’s design ideas please follow the link below -

[url="http://www.welltemperedlab.net/welltemperedlab/philosophy/"]http://www.welltemperedlab.net/welltemperedlab/philosophy/[/url]

One thing worth mentioning is when I was looking for one more turntable brand, Well Tempered’s name kept coming up and what was really interesting was how many people in the HiFi trade actually own Well Tempered Lab turntables which really helped in my decision making, as if guys that have listened to lots of decks buy Well Tempered for themselves then there must be something in it, they are also considered very good value for money going up against turntables costing much more and giving a really god account of themselves.

At the moment we have the Simplex and the Versalex on demo, the Amadeus GTA MK II will be coming in shortly, we have fitted the Simplex with Dynavector’s 10x5 cartridge which is also on our Rega RP6 and Michell Engineering TecnoDec so it is easy to compare decks and as mentioned have the stunning Te Kaitora Rue on the Versalex, so if you would like to come in for a listen please feel free to book an appointment.

Well Tempered are most definitely unconventional but when it comes to getting the best from your vinyl they are right up there with the best, please find a link below to their products on our website + a few pictures.

[url="http://hifilounge.co.uk/well-tempered"]http://hifilounge.co.uk/well-tempered[/url]

[b]Simplex[/b]

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[b]Versalex[/b]

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Cheers,
Paul.


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