PolyTable Signature


          


The PolyTable Signature is a new two-tier Energy Management Design Model.

The platter bearing and the tonearm are located on a plinth isolated from the base.

The Fluid Damped Motor System (damps torque impulse peaks) sits on it's own isolated base.

The motor is operated via the DMD, accuracy 3 parts per million.

The PolyTable Signature is compatible with most tonearms up to and including 12.7 inches in leingth. (12 inches recomended) 16 HZ primary resonance

The PolyTable Signature uses a two-piece decoupled platter system. with a bonded RCC mat

What will the PolyTable Signature bring to the owner?

I have spent my life designing for the person that has an enduring passion for music but can not spend the cost of their car for a turntable. This is the culmination.

Please compare the PolyTable Signature to the 100K plus or ANY other turntable

Cost $2995.00 without tonearm.         MADE IN THE USA

Sorane 12.7 inch tonearm $1875.00 when purchased with the PolyTable Signature as shown in picture.


                        

                       Digital Motor Drive (DMD)                                                   

                                                   

Any turntable that has fixed speed (no manual variation) cannot retain speed accurately under all temperature and humidity conditions The expansion / contraction coefficients of the drive materials will vary with the environment.

A variable speed control solves this problem. The result is retention of accurate pitch.

The AC line power is contaminated with multi frequency trash. Direct line coupled motors will suffer noise problems and  can have speed accuracy issues. Without                a buffer, this trash is fed directly into the motor and is coupled into the drive system and record support platter.            

A properly designed motor drive will totally isolate the turntable drive system from this trash and allow the motor to run smooth. This will help to eliminate the clouding of micro level information and lead to improved resolution culminating in better imaging, detail and musical realism. Unlike a DC motor were speed is feedback controlled and is susceptible to servo hunting, a synchronous motor is frequency controlled and is more desirable for turntable drive.

An after market add on motor drive system that produces power line voltage and utilizes a receptacle that the table plugs into is not as effective. Reason the synchronous motor phase shift capacitor is still in use. This capacitor renders, not a true 90 degree phase shift, adding impulse noise (motor dose not run as smooth).

The Digital Motor Drive uses a regulated DC power supply powering a microprocessor, employing crystal controlled adjustable dual oscillators for sine and  cosine drive (true 90 degree phase shift). The low distortion precision sine wave dual oscillators drive two high power low distortion amplifiers that power the motor windings. This allows absolute total isolation from the power line. Speed sweep is plus or minus 2 percent. The turntable  speed is checked with an on board strobe light driven by a short pulse  crystal controlled square wave oscillator. Speed accuracy is three parts per million. Touch button logic control is employed. (On Off and Speed Select) The Digital Motor Drive System is the most advanced drive system available.

 



                                Owners review of the PolyTable SUPER12

I have owned a PolyTable SUPER12 for several months and thought I'd set down a few of my experiences with it.

The PolyTable SUPER12 arrives well-packaged in one big box. Upon removing the turntable's parts from the box I was impressed by their high quality and superior fit and finish. It was easy and quick to set up due to the excellent instructions.

The Jelco 12-inch tonearm is easy to set up, with adjustments for everything. George Merrill's YouTube setup video was very helpful since the 'arm comes with no setup instructions or templates - I had to get an alignment template online. I'm using Hana SL and Dynavector 10X5 cartridges. The tonearm is an excellent match for these cartridges and seems to be non-fussy about cartridges appropriate to its mass.

The turntable is absolutely silent with no vibrations, both when idling and in operation, a product of the Fluid Damped Drive Motor System. The speed is very stable and on-pitch due to the Digital Motor Drive.

The best description of the turntable's sound is that it has none: It is completely neutral. There are no colorations introduced by the 'table. The bass is strong and well-controlled, without the muddy, indistinct sound of some turntables. The midrange is very satisfying, with voices and instruments surprisingly clear and natural-sounding. And the highs are pure: not beaming, or glaring or grainy.

The turntable has a wide, deep and high soundstage. And its pace and dynamics are as good as I've ever heard from any turntable, no matter the price.

The PolyTable SUPER12 is individually crafted for the buyer and is signed by its designer and builder, George Merrill.

My experience with this turntable has been extremely positive. It has been a joy playing through my record collection, appreciating all the more my favorites, and finding new favorites among those I thought were not so great.

If you are looking for a turntable that is several steps up from a basic model, do yourself a favor and take a look at the PolyTable SUPER12. At $2995 it's a steal and equal to turntables costing thousands more.

--Mike Nichol


Hi George,

Received the Gem Dandy Polytable  Super12 Turntable in great shape,

 wonderfully packed.

Instructions and Setup were a breeze. I'm 62 yo and have had my share of

Turntable setups/installations like over 12. None over $1500.

I must say initially that the sound I'm hearing is incredible for this price point.

I have auditioned many analog rigs twice if not four times/10 the price of this rig.

 Glad I picked your creation/design.

A big smile is on my face.  I'm hearing things on my system that

I never imagined would be possible. 

Just a few random thoughts and observations.

LP 33 1/3 Examples :

Hank Mobley - Workout - voices and sounds coming out the musicians

I've never heard before. Wide soundstage and dynamic range.

Iron Butterfly - Ball - Bass from Lee Dorman's Bass, Ron Bushy's voice placement

 was just right on and various guitar fuss, drum set made me feel I was right in there.

Mason Williams - Phonograph Record - Everything was more expansive and separation

was at a maximum. Classical Gas...

well the best sound performance I've ever experienced. 

Golden Earing - Moontan A real gem of an album came over like the musicians were

 live and right there.  Punch. Just like the Portland State University live concert of 1985.

 (without the crowd)

I know it's early on.... but your table is impressing the hell out of me.

Tears of Joy.

Can it get any better?

Jon