Helix Two

The Helix Two incorporates the technological advances of the Helix One into a smaller footprint with a single tonearm facility and is engineered to deliver unparalleled performance in analogue playback.

It is the result of many years of research, development, collaboration and listening by internationally acclaimed analogue designer Mark Döhmann.

Mark identified the specific challenges of designing a new benchmark turntable and then explored what technologies exist in the world that address these challenges. After investigating solutions used in aerospace, spectrometry, medical imaging and electron microscopy, Mark incorporated these technologies into a new turntable design.

Due to its fully integrated MinusK vibration isolation system utilizing NSM and mechanical crossover technology, its ability to deal with vibration and resonance is unsurpassed and allows the music to be enjoyed with an outstanding level of realism.

The Helix Two has a new custom designed Swiss-manufactured motor which incorporates the very latest technology around constant torque performance and quietness of operation.

The Helix One is designed to operate flawlessly in non-ideal environments such as older houses with wooden floors, upper floors, attics where external vibrations are carried through buildings – even those made from concrete, steel, and brick. Due to its revolutionary vibration isolation system, it is also not dependent on a high-quality audiophile stand.

The design has made it possible to incorporate a level of engineering previously not possible at this price point and as a result, the Helix Two is considered to be outstanding value. The more compact dimensions and one box design allow it to be used in smaller spaces and standard sized stands.

Often chosen by discerning audiophiles around the world as their reference analogue system, as well as being the turntable of choice for many high-end brands exhibiting in major international hi-fi shows, the Helix Two simply allows the music to flow and the full potential of the system to be achieved.

Features

  • State-of-the-art custom designed Swiss-manufactured motor
  • Micro Signal Architecture© (MSA)
  • Negative Stiffness Mechanism Vibration Isolation (NSM)
  • Mechanical Crossover Technology (MCT)
  • Tri-Modal Platter system (TMP)
  • Edge Damping Ring (EDR)
  • Tone arm Damping System (TDS)
  • Resonance Tuned Suspension (RTS)
  • Diamond Like Coating Amorphous Material Bearing Friction Modifier (DLC)
  • High Torque Adjustable Drive (HTAD)
  • Facility for one tonearm

Specifications

Top Plate

All Helix Two turntables come with a black anodized aluminium top plate as standard. A carbon fibre top plate is available as an upgrade.

Finish

Helix Two turntables are available with the following metallic finishes:

  • Black
  • Silver
  • Titanium

Armboards

All Helix Two turntables come with the black anodized aluminium armboards as standard. The armboards are removable and allow simple interchange and calibration. The advanced carbon fibre armboards are available as an upgrade.

Tone Arm Mounting

The Helix Two turntable is capable of mounting one tone arm up to 12” (305mm).

Simple Operation

The Helix Two is operated by two push buttons on the table surface for speed selection/on/off.

Speed Control

Speed is constantly calibrated over 130,000 times per second to deliver precise 33.33 or 45.15 rpm (factory default). Default factory set speeds are:

  • 33 RPM
  • 45 RPM
  • 78 and other RPM’s are available by request

Drive System

  • Fully integrated Swiss-manufactured high torque motor
  • Dual belt platter drive designed to reduce static electricity and vibrations.

Power Options

  • 110-120 VAC, 50/60Hz 2A
  • 220/240 VAC, 50/60 Hz 1A

Dimensions and Weight

Helix Two Turntable
Width 480mm x Depth 400mm x Height 200mm
Width 18.9 inches x Depth 15.8 inches x Height 7.9 inches

Combined shipping weight is 70Kg (155 pounds) in a custom road case.
Recommended installation requires a surface capable of supporting up to 60Kg (133 pounds).

Set-up assistance and complete service available worldwide through authorized dealer and representative network.

Reviews

Sound and Image – Turntable of the Year 2018

Haute Fidelite 2018