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avid acutus hifi turntable,

avid acutus turntable

AVIDHIFI at the little audio company,

The ACUTUS turntable represents AVIDHIFI's pinnacle of high-end analogue reproduction. The deck itself was developed over a twenty year period, and since then has spawned three versions, each with differing power supplies in order to offer the ACUTUS to a wider audience.


The spindle is press-fitted to the subchassis so it essentially becomes part of it, improving vibration dissipation. The dual-clamp design channels unwanted vibration away from the record via the centre spindle, lowering the noise floor quite noticeably.

avidhifi  acutus turntable,

The sure-footed 'arrowhead' plinth is made from a solid billet of hefty aluminium, providing an extremely stable base for the deck to work on, and the ACUTUS uses a suspension system tuned to 3.5Hz in order to repelling most external vibrations.

The bearing housing houses an inverted bearing arrangement - a sapphire tipped spindle rotates on a tungsten-carbide ball, with no friction, noise, or wear. As this contact point has no lateral movement, the platter does not wobble or suffer from rumble noise. The spindle is tapered to eliminate standing waves.


The three differing external power supplies, which feed the independently housed motor, are completely independent from the turntable in order to avoid any potential vibration reaching the rest of the deck. The CLASSIC uses an 80Va transformer, the REFERENCE a 1000VA transformer, and the hand built, REFERENCE MONO, above, essentially doubles up on that, resulting in an imposing PSU that looks like a high-end monster power amplifier, weighing in at 52kg! 

avid acutus reference turntable,

The solid 10kg chrome plated aluminium platter provides high inertia, resulting in far greater speed accuracy and improved sound quality. The resin mat provides a damped layer between the record and platter.

AVID turntables provide an SME fit for tonearms, with adaptors available to fit other types, so any arm can be adapted to fit. AVIDHIFI's own arms and cartridges have been designed as perfect companions to extract the most out of your AVID deck. 

Any AVIDHIFI turntables purchased from the little audio company will attract a healthy part exchange value if traded in against other AVID decks, as would any tonearm upgrades.

Audiophile Man review,

For less than a third of the price of the SME (30/2), the ACUTUS came remarkably close."


Its character is notably invisible. What it seems to do is allow whatever phono cartridge you mount on it to speak its voice."


  • 33 RPM and 45 RPM

  • twin belt drive system

  • 10kg chrome plated aluminium platter / resin mat

  • vibration transfer record clamp

  • solid aluminium chassis

  • inverted stainless steel bearing

  • sapphire jewel bearing

  • frequency tuned sprung suspension / isolation

  • sorbothane isolation feet

  • high-torque, AC synchronous motor

  • external DSP controlled PSU

  • SME arm fit (adaptors available)

  • single or twin tonearm options available

  • optional acrylic cover £540

  • H 210mm x W 460mm x D 400mm turntable

  • W410mm x D360mm footprint

  • 2 year warranty

  • £17500 (+ arm and cartridge) CLASSIC

  • £27500 (+ arm and cartridge) REFERENCE

  • £37500 (+ arm and cartridge) REFERENCE MONO

eploded view of the AVID ACUTUS turntable,
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