“The Phonographic Perambulator No. 1 (PP1) from
Metaxas & Sins is as much art as it is an audiophile’s dream turntable. The Phonographic Perambulator No. 1 (PP1) from
Metaxas & Sins is as much art as it is an audiophile’s dream turntable..”
— MAXIM STAFF | Maxim.com
The Metaxas PP1 uses a sensuous organic shape which is non-mirror image, CNC’d from a block of solid 6061 aircraft grade aluminium [or Titanium]
to eliminate the usual reflections and refractions of resonances inherent in all turntables constructed from pure geometric shapes.
Metaxas constructs the round platter in such a way that the boundary between the lathe-turned aluminium base has organic undulations
connecting it to a dedicated acrylic platter mat. The recessed “label area” adds another level of isolation and evacuation.
A ultra-precision voltage regulated belt-drive system featuring the most advanced Swiss Maxon motor
rotates the platter without adding any external speed variations. or vibrations.
Despite looking like a sculpture, there’s a lot of serious engineering in this arm:
1. 100% Titanium construction
2. Underswept Organic Counterweight - which not only accommodates a bigger range of cartridge weights, but decreases the moment of inertia of the arm by keeping the weight closer to the pivot point.
3. Diamond “balls” pivots into sapphire v-jewel bearings - adjustable and lockable [hex key] .
4. Titanium tube with varying diameter fuse-welded to headshell/ pivot.
5. Weight balance in line with cartridge cantilever.
6. Open sculpted head shell for ease of mount and connection [and weight reduction] with built in finger lift.
"The latest creation from Kostas Metaxas is another daring piece of design. The Phonographic Perambulator Turntable is machined from a solid block of aircraft grade aluminum and titanium and features a lathe-turned aluminum platter base. It runs on a Swiss Maxon motor belt-driven system and comes with a tonearm with a pure Sapphire tube and jeweled bearings."
— Uncrate Writers | Uncrate.com
Starting its commercial life as the MAS A1 amplifier in 1979, The SOLILOQUY has been continually refined as faster output transistors and better components have become available.
Yes, a crazy-looking, mega-expensive, no-holds-barred turntable. And, not so catchily, it’s called The Phonographic Perambulator Turntable. WHAT HI FI, UK .