Nottingham Analogue Hyperspace Turntable
This turntable has a 58mm alloy platter with a 25mm graphite ‘mat’ and is mounted on its own chassis. The smooth running carbide / bushed bronze bearing allows the bearing oil to keep a constant, even flow around the spindle shaft. The motor housing is divorced from the chassis, (as the Spacedeck) and can accommodate a second tonearm if required.
The bearings are almost directly from our earlier (and much more expensive) Mentor turntable. The platter weight is well over twice that of the Spacedeck. The thrust assembly is unique by having the oil continually pumped around it - not just relying on the oil getting between the two surfaces on its own. The motor is more isolated, which means less resonance and, because of the ratio of platter weights to motor power, the platter and armboard hardly know the motor is there at all.
The 'mat' on the interface between the record and Hyperspace is a 25mm thick graphite platter – which, when married to the soft alloy underneath and coupled by the three anti-expansion rubber rings round the platter, forms a very inert combination indeed.