KLIAVS 2015: Enter the Kronos

The Kronos Sparta turntable


By Lam Seng Fatt


Vinyl addicts, take note! The mighty Kronos turntables will be in Malaysia in time for the Kuala Lumpur International AV Show 2015.


Brought in by hifi creations, the Kronos turntables will be sure to catch your attention as each turntable has two platters! One spins in the normal clockwise direction and the other spins in the anti-clockwise direction.


From its website: “Kronos Audio is proud to introduce the world’s first counter-rotating dual platter suspended turntable. Its unique design provides an unequalled level of stability, creating an optimum environment to extract more musical information from your vinyl records.” In a nutshell, that is the design philosophy of Kronos which is located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.


The Kronos Pro turntable.


Victor Pheh of hifi creations said he will be shipping in two models – the Kronos Pro and the Kronos Sparta. “They will reach Malaysia in time for the KLIAVS 2015,” he said this morning.


Owners of Kronos turntables normally pair them with SME or Graham tonearms.


The turntables look exciting and have garnered lots of praises from well-known reviewers.


However, please ensure your pockets are deep enough because they cost from RM100k upwards. The retail price of the Kronos Sparta turntable with Helena tonearm is RM130,000 while the Kronos Pro turntable and Black Beauty tonearm costs RM230,000.




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