Taken as an out-of-the-box product, the Ingenium is a nicely built, easy to set up and use turntable
Since its introduction in 2013, our award winning Ingenium turntable has been the benchmark for entry level audiophile turntables.
With the increased popularity of vinyl, especially novice customers and younger enthusiasts, it is now a good time to revisit this popular design.
Ingenium Plug&Play builds on its predecessor, retaining the unique features, making some aesthetic improvements and straightforward installation.
Complete with quality fitted tonearm and moving magnet cartridge, it's ready to use within ten minutes.... really plug & play
Sharing the same design philosophy and features from our more expensive designs, Ingenium Plug&Play has a true audiophile engineered quality.
Such as our unique sapphire bearing and clamping system which efficiently channels unwanted vibrations away from the record to the chassis.
This reduces the background noise of the record itself, so there is clarity to the music, the performance not vailed but vivid and transparent.
In common with our other designs, isolating the main chassis is critical to maintain low coloration. We have employed the same optimised elastomer used in the Diva II giving excellent mechanical isolation of the playing surface, resulting in better information retrieval and resolution.
Ingenium Plug&Play offers people the chance of opening a window to quality audiophile vinyl reproduction, without feeling its "just another turntable"
It's reassuringly an AVID turntable at an affordable price.
Drive: Belt drive
Speeds: 33.3 and 45.0 RPM
Platter mass: 2.5 Kg
Bearing: Inverted stainless steel
Thrust point: Tungsten carbide/Sapphire
Tonearm: AVID TA-1
Cartridge: AVID CA-1
Motor: 115/230v 12mNm ac synchronous
Voltage input: 115-240vac 50/60Hz 4 watts max. (regional)
Dimensions: 370 x 305 x 130mm (WxDxH)
Net weight: 5.9 Kg (13lb)
Packaging: 500 x 420 x 265mm (WxDxH)
Shipping weight: 9.0Kg (20lb)
Tonally, the Ingenium was a pleasingly smooth performer with an evenhanded balance, somewhat rich in the midrange but notably free of a mid bass bump type coloration sometimes found in ‘tables below $2500. Some ‘tables avoid the bump or a low frequency resonance produced by excess energy that the chassis is unable to absorb, by curtailing the very bottom.