ELP Laser Turntable
No Needle, No Wear!
With the Laser Turntable by ELP, you will hear pure music from your vinyl records.
Utilizing a laser, rather than a cartridge, the Laser Turntable achieves the best possible fidelity from vinyl with no wear on your precious collection.
So how does all of this work?
The same audio information is engraved from the shoulder to the bottom of a record groove.
Audio information read by the laser is 10 microns below the shoulder.
Therefore, the laser is picking up audio information which never been touched or possibly damaged by a needle. It plays the virgin audio information on the groove without any digitization.
The laser reads the audio signal with much greater precision than any needle, making the laser sound quality quite similar to the original music on the master tape.
This has been acknowledged by professional sound engineers in Japan.
The Laser Turntable has Five Laser Beams
The first two beams aim at the left and right shoulders of the groove for tracking.
The next two read the stereo sound at 10 microns below the shoulder (the standard position).
The final beam maintains the height between the laser head and the surface of record, to manage
thicker or warped records.
The Laser Turntable allows you to:
Play your vinyl records without damaging them.
Discover great new analog sound in your vinyl records.
Play damaged records with better results than a needle.
Have the convenience, control, and safety of playing vinyl records just like a modern CD player (the record is contained inside the machine, and with a remote control (sold separately) you canclick to play any track while the LT tells you the elapsed and remaining times).
The Laser Sound
The laser reads the audio information engraved on the wall of the groove, and can read the signal in the upper reaches of the groove wall, something that is impossible for a needle to do.
This area is never touched by the needle and has no wear. The laser reads the audio signal with much greater precision than any needle, making the laser sound quite similar to the original music on the master tape — acknowledged by professional sound engineers in Japan. The Laser Turntable (LT) brings musicians and analog music lovers excitingly closer to the master tape, revealing the
beauty of analog music captured in vinyl records.
The performance of the Laser Turntable means No Needle, No Wear. The LT features an absolutely contact-free optical pickup system. Play a record thousands of times with no damage to the record.
Get the same sparkling sound on the thousandth play as on the first play.