The Elipson Alpha 100 benefits from an elegant design and many innovative technologies. This turntable inaugurates an OTT tonearm entirely developed by Elipson’s team of engineers. The tonearm is composed of two different materials: brushed aluminum for the tube and PVC for the headshell. These two components are fused together. From a technical standpoint, this choice enables enhanced performance while reducing vibrations, which are common with detachable components. This tonearm is equipped with an antiskating system created by the torque of an internal cable. A wheel, located on top of the antiskating system, can be used to make adjustments when changing the cartridge.
The platter is driven by an MSD motor which is separated from the rest of the sub-chassis by a mechanical suspension system and regulated by an ASC (Auto Speed Control) card. The card generates a precise frequency in order to maintain a consistent rotation speed. Passing from one playback speed to another is easy thanks to a dedicated switch. It is possible to play 33 and 45 rpm records without changing the drive belt. As for the rest of the turntable’s construction, there is a platter made of pressed steel and a sub-chassis made of PVC. All of the turntable’s components put together weigh 5 kilos. The icing on the cake is the fact that this turntable boasts the label “Made in France.” 70% of the production process occurs within the country (in Saint Fargeau in the Yonne department, to be precise