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NAIM SOLSTICE SPECIAL EDITION TURNTABLE AND NAIM ARO TONEARM LAUNCHED

Naim Audio of Salisbury, England, has launched their first-ever turntable plus next-generation Aro tonearm as part of the complete Solstice Special Edition turntable package, in a limited run of 500.

NAIM SOLSTICE SPECIAL EDITION TURNTABLE PACKAGE

Naim Audio has launched Solstice, the first turntable in the British brand’s almost 50-year history. It comes partnered with a next-generation version of the Naim Aro tonearm, an Equinox MC cartridge, Solstice Series Phono Stage, Power Supply and bespoke accessories set. The British brand will create just 500 units of this Naim Solstice Special Edition turntable package.

The Solstice Series NVC TT phono stage and NPX TT power supply are hand-crafted in Salisbury, while the NVS TT turntable, Aro arm and Equinox cartridge are exactingly manufactured to Naim’s unique design by Clearaudio. Like Naim, Clearaudio has 40+ years of premium audio expertise, including numerous patents for its acclaimed turntable designs. Naim has worked closely on the Solstice Special Edition project with the German specialist for more than two years, continually listening and refining to deliver the sound of Naim from a turntable, for the very first time. All elements have then been precision-engineered by Clearaudio for consistent performance.

Naim Solstice Special Edition Turntable And Naim Aro Tonearm

Naim Solstice Special Edition Turntable And Naim Aro Tonearm

“Solstice Special Edition offers an exceptional all-round experience. If you love the organic, authenticity of vinyl, now you can enjoy it with the musical purity and passion only a Naim system can deliver,” says Naim Audio Research & Development Director, Paul Neville.

Naim Solstice Special Edition Turntable And Naim Aro Tonearm

The Naim Solstice Turntable

NAIM SOLSTICE TURNTABLE NVS TT

Combining core Naim design philosophies, such as multiple levels of mechanical decoupling, with a celebration of materials. The Naim Solstice turntable features a magnetic bearing supporting a high-mass and a highly polished aluminium platter, with a unique, self-calibrating motor drive system.

Naim Solstice Special Edition Turntable And Naim Aro Tonearm

Specifications

High performance turntable with carbon ARO unipivot tonearm

Model Code NVS TT

Power Supply input connector Type 2

Speeds 33 1/3 rpm, 45rpm

Motor Type High torque 24V DC brushless

Motor Control Optical feedback

Tonearm Audio Output 5 pin Mini DIN

Front Panel Clear Acrylic

Naim Logo White illuminated

Logo Brightness setting 3 position switch – High, Medium. Low

Dimensions (H x W x D) 182mm x 420mm x 358mm

Weight 25.4kg

Naim Solstice Special Edition Turntable And Naim Aro Tonearm

Naim Solstice

NAIM ARO TONEARM

The Naim Aro retains the original’s design principles but boosts performance by using improved materials including tungsten and carbon-fibre and adding an all-new, ‘no-compromise’ bias, arm height and azimuth adjustments.

NAIM EQUINOX MC CARTRIDGE

Features a microline stylus shape, closer to the original cutting lathe head to enable the retrieval of accurate high-frequency information, and a boron cantilever, a stiff-but-light design that faithfully transfers the stylus movements to the moving coils.

Naim Solstice Special Edition Turntable And Naim Aro Tonearm

Naim Aro and Equinox tonearm and MC cartridge

NAIM SOLSTICE SERIES PHONO STAGE NVC TT

The first Naim phono stage to use DR technology, first used on the flagship Statement amplifier. It is an ultra-low-noise Class A design with dedicated MC and MM head-amplifiers.

NAIM SOLSTICE SERIES POWER SUPPLY NPX TT

Powers both the turntable and the phono stage. For the ultimate performance, these two different power supplies are completely isolated, with no risk of interference. Also uses Naim DR technology.

Naim Solstice Special Edition Turntable And Naim Aro Tonearm

Naim Solstice phonostage and power supply

Naim Solstice Phonostage

Naim Solstice power supply

SOLSTICE ACCESSORIES SET

Includes Digital Stylus Gauge; Bubble Level; Hex Drivers (x3); Vinyl Adjustment Tool; Dust Protector and Cleaning Cloth

NAIM RECORDS TRUE STEREO ALBUM

A curated collection of True Stereo recordings, newly remastered for vinyl by original engineer, Ken Christiansen.

SOLSTICE SPECIAL EDITION BOOK

The book is an insight into the heritage, technology and design of Naim Audio.

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

500 limited edition packages are available from late July 2021.

Suggested selling price £16,000 / €17,000 / $20,000 (TBC)

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