The Sapphire plinth is made from solid glass of around
25mm thickness, and in the picture both elements are supported by
silver-steel spikes on which rest silver-steel cups which are there to
prevent the spikes from damaging the glass, and adding extra decoupling. The spikes are adjustable
for height, and screwed into stainless steel blocks. Each set of four
spikes stands on its own float-glass base.
OptionsAll-glass plinth designed (initially) for Garrard 301 and 401 transcription motor units.
Subject to availability of materials, smoked glass opalescent glass, slate, marble, granite and other stone may be offered.
Pick and Mix
The Sapphire plinth is designed to be
available as a complete unit, including if desired/available, Garrard
301 or 401 motor unit; Hadcock Unipivot SE arm or a wide choice of
other arms; the pickup of your choice; adjustable spikes; sound
insulation; cabinet, double-glazed or triple-glazed with acoustic
laminated glass OR such components as you need may be purchased a stage at a time.
The material chosen for the elements of the plinth affects the brightness of the sound. Glass produces a very bright and detailed sound, while the sound from slate (for instance) is slightly more rounded.
Take me to the Slate Page.