THIS going to be interesting:
these are the most expensive turntable I found for now;
and let you throw some others ones, so we can update the list as time goes by…
Dereneville VPM 2010-1 650 000 dollars
Goldman Reference II 300 000 dollars
Clearaudio Statement V2 200 000 dollars
Blimey, are there any that actually look like a turntable rather than an ugly shiny mess from a laboratory accident?
Personal opinion I know;)
Btw if you wanted to keep this comment free, just delete my rant
What’s more astonishing than the looks is the product page on the distributor’s website selling this $650K turntable…
That does at least look vaguely like a TT though
I see a mag-lev table they offer below it too, which is quite cool, but none of it seems particulalry nice to look at, just too busy for my eyes and not enough straight lines.
I think I should go back to bed and try again later
The Dereneville looks in some ways like a cutting lathe. Includes a microscope as well, not unlike a cutting lathe.
Not coincidental I suspect.
Not my cup of tea, either, even if I had the scratch.
I would presume you mean the lack of information on that product page! I wonder what the blue material is, looks like Lapis Lazuli to me, not sure if that is even possible, but If so would account for a lot of the price.
This Dereneville table is really butt ugly…but…as I just recognized again after readjusting my cartridge…with vinyl it’s all about precision if you want to get close to digital‘s accuracy and preserve vinyl‘s strenghts.
That’s why I just decided to order that damn USB microscope (not electron microscope certainly)
You mean you aren’t motivated to click ‘Add to cart’ based on a thumbnail and a one sentence description?
Good god - I remember hearing the Goldmund Reference at HP’s house in ‘87. It was a “mere” $20,000.
Even if I could afford it, I would feel disgusting buying it.
It seems except maybe some cartridge improvements not that much happened in terms of state of the art turntables since ‘87. About the time since when digital‘s provides perfect sound forever
The Dereneville looks like a small, tarted-up cutting lathe. If it can’t cut lacquers, I’m out.
Not sure if it is top 20 most expensive of all time, but the Basis “A.J. Conti Transendence” is $127,000 USD with the SuperArm 12.5 tonearm.
Pretty proud of Darren that his Pre made the impression it did on a TT up in this stratosphere.
It is all relative though. I told my local 701 electrician father what my current stereo was worth a while back. He almost spit up his Southern Comfort on the rocks. He had no reference other than cars.
My family, friends, even my coworkers think I’m bonkers when I mention how much I have sunk in my rig.
My usual response: there are far worse expensive obsessions, some … ahem … destructive.
Works every time.
Listen: Never Ever tell anyone, especially your father who surely busted his hump to keep you on the straight and narrow what you paid for any part of your hifi. Or your Macan, for that matter.
When you find that the majority of “normal” folks would choke on the cost of a Sprout, you just stay quiet about your little obsession.
Look at the speakers on HigherFi site. $1.1 million dollar speakers, one line description too!
Well, I got to the shopping cart three times now but keep backing out. I guess my threshold for 5-figure purchases is a two sentence description.