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Helius Designs

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One question frequently asked of  us is ‘what next’ for Helius? Does the Omega tonearm have a successor  on the drawing board?

 

The short answer is no, not yet. We believe the way forward in our evolution is to concentrate on the next link in the audio chain, a turntable.

 

Having developed a design philosophy  that best suits the reactions betwixt the stylus and cartridge, it seems only logical to extend our ideas to include the underside of  the tonearm system.......the stylus/record interface.

 

Whilst there are many fine turntables already made,  in truth, there is very little difference between their basic engineering principles, they are all variations of the same theme.

 

Though the Alexia’s development period has been long and protracted, we did not see the point in  launching another variant  of existing technology.

 

If Helius was to embark on a turntable project, it not only had to be a perfect match for ours, or any other tonearm, but had to offer a substantial leap forward in original engineering.

 

 

To this end, we are proud to offer what we think fulfils our criteria, the Alexia turntable.

 

Packed full of ideas never before incorporated into a turntable, the Alexia is without doubt, the most exciting audio product of 2012.

 

From the optically encoded drive that references itself against the actual speed of the platter, to the unique double wishbone suspension  that affords the stylus a stable yet highly protected environment that isolates it  from the external world, the Alexia does many things so very new.

 

At last, you have a product that considers the finer points of setting up; from its horizontal levelling to the single-screw easy adjustment of the suspension....From the vexed question of dressing the tonearm cables to that of universal armboards that facilitate the easy  upgrade from one arm to another....the Alexia does it all.

 

Moreover, it succeeds in doing these things in an aesthetic  package that exhibits the standards of design finesse our customers have come to expect from Helius.  

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