Dr. Feickert Analogue Blackbird Turntable
The Dr. Feickert Analogue Blackbird Turntable borrowed some design elements from The Woodpecker, though it is a larger deck that also has expanded technical abilities.
By adding new controller software and 2 motors, the Blackbird exhibits less wow and flutter and lower bearing rumble. The Blackbird was made for vinyl lovers who wish to run two tonearms on one deck. Dr. Feickert may have made the simple upscale, but they managed to maintain the ease of use!
Feickert's mission was to enhance the technical base of the Woodpecker to increase sound quality. Running two tonearms was a requirement but they also implemented some new ideas on the drive. Newly refined controller software drives two motors simultaneously in a kind of master-slave configuration.
Putting the two motors in a 180° position around the bearing cancels out all reactive forces that could cause gyration of the platter. This motor placement achieves better randomization of wow & flutter and lowers bearing rumble at the same time. The Blackbird sounds cleaner with less warble and low-end mud.
Enhanced sovereignty in sound, excellent measurements, and timeless elegance combined with absolute ease of use all come stock on the Dr. Feickert Analogue Blackbird Turntable! As the world‘s first Dr. Feickert with an integrated, dedicated Protractor that is quite simple to use. You will be amazed at how easy the setup of the cartridge can be!
No matter which tonearm you are planning to use, the sound will remain sovereign, dynamic, powerful, yet neutral at the same time. Relax and take a trip into the fascination of music knowing that not even the smallest detail on the black gold is being kept back! The Dr. Feicker Analouge Blackbird Turntable helps you forget about technical details, and allows you to enjoy the music in all its grace!
Standard: One armboard – please specify tonearm brand. Standard finish Nextel Black Middle. -Please specify Black or Silver aluminum top and bottom plates.-
+ Deluxe TS-MXX: 10.5” or 12” Thomas Schick MoFi Edition tonearm w/ Schick graphite headshell, MoFi Iridium DIN-2-RCA cable, Inertia platter, and upgraded Walnut, Palisander, Zebrano, Tineo, High Gloss Black or High Gloss White finish options. -Please specify Black or Silver top/bottom plates.-
+ Deluxe K-SS12VTA: 12” Kuzma Stogi S12VTA tonearm, Kuzma Stogi Arm base, Inertia platter, and upgraded Walnut, Palisander, Zebrano, Tineo, High Gloss Black or High Gloss White finish options. -Please specify Black or Silver top/bottom plates.-
+ Deluxe K-4PSE: 11” Kuzma 4PointSE tonearm, Inertia platter upgrade, and upgraded Walnut, Palisander, Zebrano, Tineo, High Gloss Black or High Gloss White finish options. -Please specify Black or Silver top/bottom plates.-
- belt-drive turntable, 2 motors, 2 tonearms
- quick-release system for tonearms/armboards
- integrated Protractor for cartridge/tonearm alignment
- dimensions: 530 mm x 420 mm x 150 mm
- armboard right: 205 - 320 mm pivot-spindle (9 - 13 inch eff. length)
- armboard left (optional): 205 - 240 mm pivot-spindle (9 - 10 inch eff. length)
- weight: 17,5 kg (chassis), 22 kg (without tonearm)
- warranty: 2 years (chassis and electronics), 5 years (bearing)