The Manfred Mk2
The Manfred Mk2 turntable is manufactured using a choice of sumptuous real wood veneers, something you would expect on a high end speaker system rather than an entry level turntable, or painted high gloss piano black or white.
The solid wooden plinth carries the substantial high mass turntable platter bearing housing and tone arm mounting plate.
The turntable motor unit is remotely sited, close to the plinth, and is the same motor as is used in our high end turntables, powered from our Alpha-S regenerative power supply unit.
More ways to amaze. The Manfred Mk2 is a consequent classic Design to achieve best music reproduction. It’s all combined with the award-winning performance, elegance, convenience and comfort that have made the Acoustic Signature Series so successful.
The substantial one piece 38mm thick CNC milled MDF chassis forms the attractively designed base unit of this turntable, within which the motor and motor electronics are housed, along with the lower bearing housing and tone arm mount.
Get ready to experience the Manfred Mk2 – now perfectly suited to your own unique style. Perfect surface quality combined with the latest technology and flexibility.
The drive System
At the new Manfred Mk2 we combine a 38mm high density wooden plate covered with a sumptuous real wood veneers. The alternative available piano finish is extremely perfect made and only to find in expensive piano’s. This is a perfect fit for the Tidorfolon bearing holding the platter and the exchangeable arm boards.
A new Alpha-S motor Electronic provides perfect speed stability and easy operation. The carefully made Aluminum platter is another part which makes the sound of a Manfred Mk2 so outstanding for his price class.
The Manfred Mk2 comes with a precisely manufactured Aluminum platter. He is produced out of a solid piece of soft Aluminum to improve his resonance behavior. The platter is additionally coated on the back side with a high damping material to get great results.
The thickness of 34mm gives him a weight of 6.4 kilogram. This high weight in combination with the smooth running Tidorfolon bearing is one unique reason of the great music experience the Manfred Mk2 provides.
We at Acoustic Signature believe that a motor system for a turntable should have enough energy to speed up the platter but not influence him during rotation. We reach that aim by using a European made Synchronous motor with our own Alpha-S State of the Art motor control.
This engine system is absolute stable in his rotation speed and in combination with the digital control easy to use and reliable.
The platter bearing is the heart of every turntable and Acoustic Signature have invented a bearing with the ideal performance characteristics of exact fit, extremely low noise, very low friction and long term stability. The platter bearing axle is manufactured from special hardened and precisely grinded steel.
The bearing housing uses perfectly matched sinter bronze inserts which are self-lubricating. Our bearing design is developed to ensure a smooth run and tight fit of the axle. We achieve this by using Sinter bushes and our Tidorfolon bearing ground. Here we have ultra-tight tolerances and our Tidorfolon bearing is lifetime maintenance free. We trust in this Bearing so it´s covered with a 10 year product warranty.
The Manfred MK2 is available in maple, cherry or piano black or white.
And why is this turntable is named Manfred?
Acoustic Signature are honoring Manfred Frohnhöfer the owners Father, who sadly died in February 2007. He was an inspiration and always helped the company in every way, was always helpful in finding solutions to develop and build the company and the products, and will never be forgotten.
|Drive unit||1 Synchronius motor, electronically regulated fully mains decoupled adjustable,small Alpha Motor electronic, external power supply|
|Bearing||high precision TIDORFOLON Bearing rollerbushed and paired with axle.|
|Chassis||real wood verneer 38mm Chassis, 3 height adjustable feets, external motor|
|Platter||high precison platter made of aluminium, 34mm height. 6kg weight.|
|Speed Range||33 1/3 RPM, 45 UPM with motor electronic.|
|Power Supply||230 Volt or 115V|
|Dimension||430b x 170h x 340d mm, 16kg.|