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KRONOS

             WHY KRONOS ?

 

 

 

In just a few years, Kronos Audio Products has become a leader in the turntable world.

 

Kronos has won over 35 awards and “Best of Shows” from the international press along with glowing reviews from the world’s best audio journalists. How can we explain this success?

 

To put it simply, we aim at building turntables that are truly musical and faithful to the recorded material. To this we add the best performance/price ratio in the marketplace. Finally we strive at building products that are easy to maintain and are built to last.

 

The first thing that distinguishes a Kronos turntable is its two equal mass platters, rotating opposite each other. We call this the dual platter counter-rotating revolution. It is a means by which the vibration inducing torque force, present in suspended turntables is eliminated. The result of this design is a suspended platform particularly well isolated from environmental and mechanical noise while maintaining unequalled stability. You can immediately hear the difference dynamic stabilization makes. No other turntable can offer its advantages.

 

 

Besides this, all of the Kronos turntables components keep other parasitic vibrations to a strict minimum.  Their designs apply proven and solid technologies and use materials with complementary properties. Our groundbreaking DC computer controlled drive systems deliver outstanding speed control while remaining vibration free. Our proprietary hyper precision platter bearings rotate smoothly and are maintenance free and durable. Our plinths combine composite materials and metals so as to offer rigidity and minimize acoustical feedback. Our suspension is designed to be highly efficient as well as easy to set up.

Finally, with the help of recording engineers, our turntables have been fine tuned and optimized by comparing their test pressing playback performance to those of original master tapes. This comparative testing process has directed our work in achieving a neutral frequency response, natural timbres and transients and outstanding dynamics.

It is no wonder that  speaking of the Kronos Sparta,Marshall Nack of Positive Feedback magazine observed:

 

"Control and focus run deep, allowing unprecedented resolution. But it is also maximally musical. You can have it all with the Sparta: the must-have Audio Check List items as well as equally strong performance on the subjective/musical criteria. So many listeners asked me, "Why would you want to look further? This is the one."

A call to arms is mandated: If you're in the market for a turntable above the $20K price point, you really should check out the Kronos line up before making a decisi