"The improvements are immediately noticeable and equivalent to moving up to the next price class, and perhaps beyond. The soundstage snaps into focus with greater clarity. The noise floor drops substantially, along with surface noise, which is pushed deep into the background as it is on more expensive tables."-Ed Kobesky Positive Feedback Groovetracer Reference Subplatter review
Designed as a high performance accessory for Rega turntables, the Groovetracer Reference Subplatter is three component precision assembly: the hub, bearing axle, and record spindle. The hub is machined from 6061-T6 Aluminum and the bearing axle is constructed from hardened (RC 62) and ground steel. The record spindle which is machined and polished from stainless steel.
This unique design allows the record spindle to be completely decoupled from the bearing axle to eliminate vibration transfer from the bearing thrust point to the record spindle.
The Groovetracer Reference Subplatter incorporates a bearing shaft sapphire thrust plate that rotates on a zirconia (ZrO2) ball. This offers a superior low frictional interface that will last many years and produce an almost silent background for the music to emerge.
Ultra low coefficient of friction between the bearing surfaces minimizes vibration for a lower noise floor. The jewel bearing design is the smoothest running and longest lasting bearing available.
The non-magnetic record spindle is completely decoupled from the bearing axle to eliminate vibration transfer to the playing surface. This unique feature is only offered by Groovetracer®.
Three point interface between the Subplatter & Platter ensures positive contact and also minimizes vibration transfer. 0.0005 ”or better concentricity between the axle and hub offers vast improvement in pitch control.
Extended length (non-magnetic) stainless steel record spindle permits the use of clamps.
The Groovetracer Reference Subplatter is compatible with current models: Rega Planar 1 Rega Planar 2 Rega Planar 3 Rega Planar 6 (with Delrin platter)
Please call us regarding compatibility with older Rega turntables.