After more than three years of extensive prototyping and experiments, Reed builds its first commercially available turntable—the Muse 3C. Reed’s design uses a reverse sliding thrust ball bearing for its main axis. The ball bearing is either steel or ceramic and lateral stability is achieved by using very durable and low-noise polymer sliding bearing. A Symmetrical drive system is designed to avoid radial bearing load, hence minimizing possible mechanical noise and ensuring longevity of the master bearing.
Muse 3C is powered by two direct current motors and is friction-driven by design. However, its major innovation is its ablility to convert to a belt-driven system in minutes by replacing traction rollers and putting on a belt (and, of course, setting a switch to a correct position). To prevent possible mechanical vibration, Reed uses traction rollers (be it friction or belt) of different diameters, spinning at different velocities and having mathematically non-multiple diameters to driving disc diameter. Disc velocity is stabilized by quartz-based phase locked loop (PLL) system, so average speed deviation depends solely on the parameters of quartz crystal. Turntable drive is equipped with both mechanical and electronic protection systems.
The turntable also features electronic inclinometer (electronic level dedicated to measure turntable slope/tilt angle), which allows user to achieve perfect horizontal alignment without using additional tools. The Muse 3C can be equipped with one or two tonearms with effective length ranging from 9.5” to 12”.
|Drive||Friction or belt (optional), two direct current (DC) motors|
|Speed||33 1/3 rpm, 45 rpm|
|Speed stabilizing system||Quartz-based phase locked loop (PLL)|
|Max deviation of average speed||0.003 %|
|Supply voltage||DC 12V, via 100 – 240V AC adapter|
|Inclinometer accuracy range||1 mm per meter|
|Product dimensions (L x W x H)||550 x 420 x 240 mm|
|Packaging dimensions (L x W x H)||650 x 520 x 350 mm|
|Product weight netto (unpacked)||25 kg|
|Product weight brutto (packed)||29 kg|
|Tonearms||Up to two, any standard mount; effective length from 9.5” to 12”|