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Naim Solstice Special Edition Turntable

Naim Solstice Special Edition Turntable

The Naim Audio Solstice Special Edition is the first turntable in the British brand’s almost 50-year history. Lovers of the organic authenticity of vinyl can now enjoy it with the musical purity and passion only a Naim system can deliver. Limited to just 500 units, this Special Edition includes the Solstice turntable, a next-generation version of the iconic Naim Aro tonearm, an Equinox MC cartridge, Solstice Series Phono Stage, Power Supply and bespoke accessories set.

This unique package combines contemporary, living-friendly design with a classic Naim look. Packed with innovation, it offers incredible sound quality without the complications associated with performance turntables. Every element of Solstice Special Edition is precision engineered for consistently excellent performance, and painstakingly handcrafted by production technicians with years of know-how.

• The first-ever Naim Audio turntable
• Vinyl lovers can now enjoy the full Naim Sound experience
• 100% designed and tuned by Naim, based on almost 50 years of audio know-how
• Naim’s new reference vinyl replay system
• Exclusively packaged in a deluxe, ready-to-play collection – available in limited numbers
• The iconic Naim Aro arm is reborn in a next-generation design, unique to Solstice
• All-new, optimised phono stage and power supply also included in the Solstice Special Edition collection, plus Equinox moving-coil cartridge and bespoke accessories pack.
• Exclusive commemorative hardback book and unique Naim Records album completes the Special Edition collection.
• Combines contemporary, living-friendly design with a classic Naim look
• A high-end turntable without the complications
• Simple to set up, low-maintenance design
• Precision engineered for consistently excellent performance
• Innovative design with decoupled suspension, magnetic platter and high torque motor
• Fits on Naim Fraim top shelf; the perfect turntable for any Naim system

The turntable plinth consists of 47 wood layers skinned with metal to create an extremely low-resonance structure. The plinth features an island between the platter bearing and arm to keep these components critically aligned one to the other. A three-arm decoupling system isolates this island from the plinth, blocking any vibration caused by airborne sound or residual motor vibration.

The Solstice turntable features a magnetic bearing supporting a high-mass, highly polished aluminium platter, with a unique, self-calibrating motor drive system, meticulously delivering the Naim sound.

Updating Aro for Solstice Special Edition involved retaining the original’s design principles and excellence, but boosting performance further still by using improved materials –including tungsten and carbon-fibre - and adding an all-new, no compromise bias, arm height and azimuth adjustments.

Equinox is an MC cartridge with a microline stylus shape - closer to the original cutting lathe head to enable the retrieval of accurate high-frequency information - and a boron cantilever, a stiff-but light design that faithfully transfers the stylus movements to the moving coils. A high energy, linear motor system accurately converts the mechanical movements to voltage.

Power Supply
The Solstice Series Power Supply is a bespoke design that powers both the turntable and the phono stage. For the ultimate performance, these two different power supplies are completely isolated, with no risk of interference. Raising the game (and lowering unwanted noise) even further, the turntable power supply - like the Solstice Phono Stage – features Naim DR technology, providing the cleanest possible power. Clean power is a key component of any audio system, but it’s even more vital in a turntable set-up, where the cartridge is incredibly sensitive to interference from electromagnetic radiation.

Phono Stage
This is a glorious-sounding phono stage, which is also easy and flexible to use. It references previous Naim designs, such as SuperLine, but also their engineering pinnacle – the Statement amplifier. The Solstice Series Phono Stage is the first to feature the Discrete Regulators developed for that flagship – providing a smooth, stable power supply that is crucial for next-level performance. For greater flexibility, fly-by-wire input switching, loading and gain were included. Fly-by-wire allows the controls to be conveniently located on the rear panel and the internal circuits ideally placed for optimal performance. You can use these controls on the go, for fast tuning: with 16 resistive and 16 capacitive loading settings, there are 256 possible tuning combinations for moving-coil (MC) cartridges.

Accessories Included
Special Edition 180g record
Special Edition book
Dust protector
Digital stylus gauge
Cleaning cloth
1.5mm, 2mm, 2.5mm Hex Drivers
Vinyl Adjustment Tool
Small and Large Bubble Levels

Solstice Special Edition Turntable with carbon Aro unipivot tonearm
Model Code: NVS TT
Power Supply input connector: Type 2
Speeds: 33 1/3 rpm, 45rpm
Motor Type: High torque 24V DC brushless
Motor Control: Optical feedback
Tonearm Audio Output: 5 pin Mini DIN
Front Panel: Clear Acrylic
Naim Logo: White illuminated
Logo Brightness setting: 3 position switch - High, Medium, Low
Dimensions (H x W x D): 182mm x 420mm x 358mm

Solstice Series DR regulated linear power supply
Model Code: NPX TT
Standby Power Consumption: <0.5W
Other Connectors: Mini USB (update only)
Front Panel: Clear Acrylic
Naim Logo: White illuminated
Logo Brightness setting: Button - High, Medium. Low
Mains Supply: 110 to 120V and 220 to 240Vac
Dimensions (H x W x D): 70mm x 214mm x 330mm

Solstice Series Switchable MM/MC phono stage
Model Code: NVC TT
Gain: MM 42dB, MC 61dB low gain and 67dB high gain (switchable)
Signal to noise ratio: MM 83dB ref 5mV A-wtd, MC 84dB ref 0.5mV A-wtd (both gain settings)
RIAA accuracy: +/-0.1dB
IEC cut (Partial): – 2dB at 20Hz and -3dB at 14Hz
Cross talk: >75dB
Max output signal: 8Vrms
THD+N: MM <0.005% ref 50mV input, MC <0.005% ref 1.5mV input
MM - 47kOhms and 100pF
MC - 1000, 600, 430, 330, 250, 215, 185,165,150, 140, 125, 115, 105, 100, 90, 85 Ohms and 100, 400, 700, 1000, 1300, 1600, 1900, 2200, 2500, 2700, 3100, 3400, 3700, 4000, 4300, 4600pF
Headroom: MM 22dB ref 5mV input, MC 23dB ref 0.5mV input low gain setting, 17dB ref 0.5mV high gain setting
Power Supply input connector: Type 1
Audio input: Stereo RCA
Audio output: Stereo RCA, 5 pin DIN, 8 pin DIN
Front Panel: Clear Acrylic
Naim Logo: White illuminated
Logo Brightness setting: 3 position switch - High, Medium. Low
Power input +/-18V DC @300mA
Dimensions (H x W x D): 70mm x 214mm x 329mm
Weight: 3.4kg

Equinox Moving Coil cartridge
Model Code: EQUINOX
Audio output: Individual 4 pin
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 40kHz
Output voltage: 0.4mV
Cartridge impedance: 11 O
Recommended tracking force: 2.2g - 2.4g
Recommended MC input resistance value: 100O
Recommended MC input capacitance: 1000pF (= 1nF)
Recommended MC Gain setting: High
Weight: 8.0g