Playing a record is a quite simple process. The record must rotate in a constant speed, and the cartridge must be lead steadily through the record groove. Despite this simple process, there are extremely important considerations to be made in mechanic- and electric matters, and choice of material in a precarious balance between construction, user-friendliness and design.
Our life-long passion in music, vinyl and the airbearing technique, form the basis of Bergmann Audio. We believe in the simple solutions - simple the optimal way. We believe that a turntable must consist of as few parts as possible, to avoid any interference with the sound. Every single part in our turntables is carefully considered in its function, material and design.
An airbearing turntable is an advanced construction. But our goal has been to develop airbearing turntables and linear tracking airbearing tonearms with as few components as possible.
Our goal was to further develop and optimize the airbearing principal combined with a user-friendly and Scandinavian design. The basic function should be optimized to complete perfection. On our reference model Sleipner, the platter is both supported and centered by air. Simply the platter is floating. No mechanical contact - no bearing noise.