It's only natural to use the word "Studio" in the name of one of MoFi's turntables, as doing so brings together MoFi's software and hardware sides. And while it's our entry-level offering, StudioDeck produces high-caliber sound at a value price. Designed in collaboration with some of the world's finest audio designers, StudioDeck features an incredible amount of ingenuity and technology usually reserved for much more expensive products.
Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs, or MoFi, has been around since the 70’s when they invented the concept of procuring master tapes of classic records, cleaning them up, and pressing them on the best vinyl. They introduced a turntable line a few years ago with the help of two great designers, Alan Perkins and Mike Latvis.
The technology and craftsmanship you will find in the MoFi StudioDeck are simply incredible for its price point. Alan Perkins of SOTA designed the platter, plinth, tonearm, and cartridge and, more recently, Spiral Groove frame. The bearing is top-notch with an inverted bearing like you see on much more expensive tables, which supports an almost 4-pound Delrin platter. Most tonearms in the price range are 9”, but the StudioDeck gets a 10” fully adjustable arm, which improves tracking. The StudioTracker moving magnet cartridge comes pre-mounted and, to our ears, sounds fantastic for the money.
All the MoFi turntables are made in small batches right here in the USA by skilled and meticulous craftsmen. We also love that this table has an upgrade path that will allow you to give it the performance level of the more expensive models by adding the Mike Latvis-designed Ultra Low Noise Feet and damping weight.
STUDIO TONEARM: Custom developed and manufactured in the USA, this 10-inch straight aluminum gimbaled bearing tonearm delivers the ideal balanced of rigidity and low tracking error, so all you hear is what is in the grooves. Tweak to your heart's delight with provisions for adjustable tracking force, VTA, azimuth, and anti-skate.
ISOLATED AC SYNCHRONOUS MOTOR: Our 300 RPM stepped-pulley AC motor provides excellent speed stability for pitch accuracy and rhythmic drive. The Delrin pulley has two positions for 33 1/3 and 45 RPM speed selection. Motor vibrations are kept away from the platter and stylus by using advanced dampening materials that decouple the motor from the rest of the turntable.
CONSTRAINED LAYER DAMPENING: StudioDeck features an aluminum plate carefully bonded to an MDF body to add mass and eliminate tonal coloration, maintaining the true sound found on the record.
METICULOUS DESIGN AND EVALUATION: Advanced technology, user-friendly features, and unflappable design elements ensure phenomenal playback-ultimately bringing the sound of Mobile Fidelity's famous studio into your home.
ANTI-VIBRATION FEET BY HRS: Any vibration of the stylus that is not created by the grooves in the record is a distortion that will mask musical detail. Developed in conjunction with the engineering team at Harmonic Resolution Systems, the world leader in vibration isolation for audio equipment, the included MoFi anti-vibration feet isolate your turntable from bad vibrations.
3/4-INCH DELRIN PLATTER: Delrin is a next-generation polymer developed by Dupont. In the world of audio, Delrin's highly crystalline structure presents a wonderful impedance match to vinyl records, effectively grounding unwanted noise and keeping it away from the stylus.
STEEL AND TEFLON INVERTED BEARING: Our steel inverted bearing system is designed for smooth, quiet rotational stability. The extremely low tolerance combination of steel, bronze, and teflon-found in much more expensive turntables-will provide you many years of high-performance playback.
|Dimensions||19.69" x 5.375" x 14.25"|
|Included Phono Cable||Yes|
|motor||300 RPM AC Synchronous|
|Turntable Platter||3/4-INCH DELRIN PLATTER|
|Tonearm Type||10" straight aluminum, gimbaled bearing|