SOTA Millennia Non-Vacuum Turntable
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The all-new open-chassis Millennia Non-Vacuum Turntable System is Sota’s
latest assault on the State-Of-The-Art in LP playback equipment. Like the
critically acclaimed Sota Cosmos, the Millennia utilizes an ultra-rigid, unified
sub-assembly utilizing a critically damped one piece sub-chassis, milled from a
one inch thick solid aluminum plate. Unlike the Cosmos and previous Sota
top-of-the-line turntables models however, the Millennia incorporates a
spring-less, hanging four-point balanced-mass visco-elastic suspension system.
The multi-layer suspension utilizes a variety of materials including Axidyneâ, a
unique energy absorbing visco-elastic polymer, to provide excellent outside
energy rejection at critical midrange frequencies.
The Millennia uses Sota’s internally damped, multi-layer 15-pound non-vacuum
platter system with the ultra Vinyl Format platter mat. It incorporates Sota’s
inverted bearing assembly design, utilizing a polished sapphire thrust plate
with zirconium bearing. The Millennia’s synthesized sine-wave drive (with
electronic speed control and speed change) 24 pole A/C Stepper Motor drive
system is housed in a separate, high-mass stand alone cabinet and is powered by
Sota’s Electronic Flywheel power supply. Additional damping has been added to
the cabinet as well as adjustable feet for fine tuning.
The Millennia Vacuum Turntable includes the Cosmos Armboard and Reflex Clamp.
The Cosmos Armboard is multi layers of acrylic, aluminum and lead in a
constrained mode and high polished. The ultimate mechanical clamping system, the
Sota Reflex Clamp assures intimate contact between the record and the mat over
its entire surface.
"The fact that the Millennia acquitted itself well against products double
its price says a lot for its design integrity. I was struck again and again by
the excellence and immediacy of the best analog." - Dan Sweeney, The
Absolute Sound (TAS), April/May 2000
"...a space-age, drop-dead-gorgeous concoction of gloss black naughtiness.
Gorgeous to look at, gorgeous to listen to... Sound quality is superb and in
terms of sound staging and tonal accuracy it leads the pack. The Reflex Clamp is
the best-built, and most effective design I have come across." - Geoff
Husband, TNT Audio, France, January 2004
"The SOTAs are the only suspended turntables that are absolutely,
unconditionally stable over time, a statement I make from personal experience."
- Paul Seydor, The Absolute Sound (TAS)
Rumble: less than -60db unweighted (10cm/sec @ 1000Hz)
Wow & Flutter: less than .04% RMS
Suspension: hanging 4-point visco-elastic balanced 22 pound sub-chassis
Platter: individually balanced 15.2 lb one-piece cast platter with internal
damping, lead flywheel ring, Sota ultra Vinyl Format Platter Mat, molded
silicone vacuum lip and anti-static Groove Damper Mat
Shaft: hardened steel, hand matched to sintered bronze sleeves
Motor: synthesized sine-wave drive, advanced A/C Stepper Motor with massive
Bearing: thrust pad: polished sapphire disc; thrust point: zirconium ball
Transmission: belt driven
Speeds: 33-1/3 and 45 RPM, electronically switchable with fine tuning
Weight: 44 lb (20 kg) turntable only; 20 lb each (9 kg each) pump and motor unit
Dimensions: 8-1/2"H to top of Reflex Clamp, 26"W, 15"D
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