Just What the Doctor Ordered for Expressive, Dynamic Vinyl LP Playback: Feickert Analogue Volare Turntable Features Innovative Chassis Topology and Choice of Tonearm
The Volare turntable is just what the doctor ordered. Dr. Christian Feickert, to be exact, the chemistry professor who has been designing ‘tables since 1996 and whose own company is nearing its 20-year anniversary. Built by hand in Germany's Black Forest region, the belt-driven Volare comes with either a 9.5-inch Origin Silver MK3A tonearm or Japanese-made Jelco TK-850S nine-inch static-balance tonearm. The hefty aluminum platter is inspired by the types on Feickert's larger, more expensive models. Volare's innovative chassis topology focuses on high mass in the center of a bearing chosen for its stiffness and low-friction properties. It achieves ultimate synergy with the high-torque motor, which operates with a smoothness that would be the envy of any professional figure skater.
Most importantly, Volare plays vinyl LPs with an ultra-low-noise quietness that illuminates the enticing detail, dynamics, tones, and textures that you'll experience when the stylus hits the grooves. The elegance you can clearly see in pictures also translates to the sound. Neutral and balanced, Volare also touts a quick-swap mechanism for armboards that invites you to customize and experiment with different tonearms at will. Ditto the kind of records you spin – be they 33, 45, or even 78RPM speed. Backed by a two-year manufacturer warranty and our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, Volare remains true to its Latin and Italian roots by taking analog to soaring heights at a very accessible price point.
"Volare has the essentials down pat, and possesses a musicality, stability, and solidity that few other LP rigs in the $3k ranks offer. It's not for me to say whether great LP analog reproduction cures all ills, but this could be one time that it's a good idea to listen to the Doctor. Volare might be just the prescription you need."
—Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound
Optional Jelco TK-850S Nine-Inch Tonearm
Made in Japan, the Jelco TK-850S nine-inch static-balance tonearm utilizes a steel, hand-made Knife Edge bearing system to attain super-low friction, high stability, and superb smoothness. Its geometry allows for Baerwald alignments and features a universal counterweight as well as an easily swappable head shell.
Optional Origin Live Silver Mk3A 9.5-Inch Tonearm
Highly musical, Silver tracks dynamics accurately and gets right into the groove of the music. You will expect to hear improved speed, dynamics and separation due to its sophisticated tonearm tube design. Silver also includes high-grade external cable that improves bass. In addition, it possesses a natural tonal balance with excellent transparency and fine performance at both frequency extremes.