Well Tempered Versalex / LTD Symmetrex
- Versalex Turntable and LTD Tone Arm (Symmetrex tone arm)
- Zero clearance “frictionless” table bearing
- No arm bearing!
- No feedback – lowest record noise
- Unmatched tonal stability
- No constant tuning or adjustment required
- Baltic ply plinth.
- Includes unique squash-ball feet
- Arm cueing device
The Versalex is the latest refinement of William Firebaugh’s original brilliant design.
Versalex uses a small dc motor and is driven by a torque servo designed by William Firebaugh. The motor is mounted to the plinth and is very effectively mechanically decoupled by a ring of isolation material. The combination of belt, motor, motor drive electronics, and isolation results in low flutter and wow.
The LTD tone-arm used on the Versalex, like all WTL arms, does not have a bearing in the normal sense. Many tone-arm bearings use high quality ball bearings that have clearances in the low micron range. However, that is where all the action takes place. The Versalex bearing has zero clearance and very high damping for unrivaled performance. The tone-arm uses a golf ball partially immersed in high viscosity silicone fluid to provide the damped, zero clearance bearing. The degree of damping is easily adjustable.
Tracking force and skating moment are instantaneously and dynamically adjusted according to the demands of the music
The Versalex bearing uses a Teflon thrust bearing. The stainless steel spindle has a precision point and rests in a small hole in the Teflon thrust bearing to achieve very low noise.
The Veralex achieves astonishingly low noise and wow & flutter. See www.welltemperedlabs.net for more information.