“The Air Force One Premium analog turntable by TechDAS ushers in exquisite design concept to positively exploit the aerodynamic force equivalent to sound energy rather than springs or buffer materials. It is the ultimate mechanism based on a vibration damping design using “Air Force” and utilizes only high-precision finished parts with enough mass to completely avoid any “colour” to the sound, nothing is added or removed. Through the aerodynamic instrumentality of “Air Force” the real magnitude and essence of ultimate analog playback is now a reality. Adverse effects caused by various obstructive oscillations, which used to be arch-nemesis of analog turntables has been thoroughly wiped out by the Air Force.” — Hideaki Nishikawa, the Designer
The top-of-the-line model for TechDAS Air Force Turntable series has new integrated concepts and technologies refining the sound, user-friendliness and external finish. Air Force One Premium consists of three units: main unit (including motor), power supply / pump unit and air condenser / air charger unit.
Refined main chassis aesthetics:
The main chassis of the Premium employs a gloss finish which is achieved by surface polishing a black layer of aluminum. This deep gloss finish adds to the charm of the appearance.
Option of Titanium or Gloss Finished Super Duralumin (A7075) Upper Platter
For the upper platter of Premium, there are two options: Super Duralumin A7075 and Titanium. Please specify which option you prefer when ordering.
Tapered Spindle and Disc Stabilizer:
Air Force One Premium features a tapered spindle to absorb any swaying of an off center LP. A disc stabilizer comes with the turntable as a standard accessory that will fit perfectly in with the spindle.
Advanced Air Suspension System
Air Force One Premium uses an advanced air suspension system with adjustment through continuous monitoring of air suspension level and air charger unit.
One of the major features of the original Air Force One is full air suspension. The Premium features automatic and continuous monitoring of the air suspension level and the color of the indicator will change if air charge is required. The Premium is also equipped with an exclusive motor pump for air charging. It automatically stops air filling when the appropriate amount of air has been charged.
The Double capacity air condenser allows even smoother air flow and more dynamic sound. The air condenser serves an important function and achieves a consistent air bearing for the platter and vacuum hold-down of an LP. As a result of pursuing improved sound quality, TechDAS has discovered that increasing the capacity will produce a more dynamic sound, so the Premium has a double capacitance air condenser compared to the original model.
Two models are available:
Air Force One Premium with A7075 Upper Platter
Air Force One Premium with Titanium Upper Platter
|Drive System||Belt Drive, Surface polished polyurethane fiber flat belt|
|Platter: Main Platter||SUS316L Non-magnetic forged stainless steel. Weight 19 kg|
|Platter: Upper Platter||Choice of A7075 (4 kg) or Pure TITANIUM (6 kg)|
|Motor||AC synchronous motor. Rotating speed controlled by DC amplifier.|
|Chassis||Three different material sandwiched structure|
|Rotation Speed||33-3/1 rpm / 45 rpm with precise speed adjustment function|
|Wow & Flutter||below 0.03% (W.R.M.S)|
|Minimum Dimensions for setting up||680 (W) x 480 (D) mm|
|Total Weight||73 kg|
|POWER SUPPLY & PUMP UNIT|
|Power Supply / Pump Unit||Power consumption: 60W
Dimension and weight : 430(W) x 160(H) x 240(D) mm, 10kg
|Air Condenser / Air Charger Unit||Dimension: 430 (W) x 160 (H) x 240 (D) mm, 4kg|
|Accessories Supplied||Tonearm base x 1 (drilled for speci?ed tonearm)
Platter cover “The Platter Top” x 1
TechDAS Disc Stabilizer x 1
AC cable x 1
|Optional Items & Accessories||Extra Tonearm Base (Stainless, Pure Titanium, Aluminum)
Air Force Mounting Rack
Air Force One Premium set up on the Air Force Mounting Rack exclusively made for TechDAS turntables (optional). Air Condenser / Air Charger Unit on the middle level. Power Supply / Pump Unit on the bottom level.