The idea for the Dr. Feickert Analogue Firebird Turntable is based on Dr. Feickert's previous experience with Woodpecker and Blackbird Turntables they have refined their applied concepts. The ability to handle two 12 inch tonearms was one of the principal design parameters along with simplifying the turntable setup and alignment procedures. They also focused on the visual perspective as well with evolutionary refinements in their form factor, fit and finish, and presence. From a tonal standpoint, the Firebird represents the pinnacle of the DFA product line, it is truly their new reference turntable.
The mission was not to simply modify the electronics used from the Woodpecker and Blackbird – that would have been too simple, no, instead they started from scratch with all new electronics. They developed a much more sophisticated type of hardware and completely rewrote the software, taking multi-motor-turntable operation to a never-before-seen level. Not to worry though, this new technology will also be integrated into their current Woodpecker and Blackbird tables, thus elevating their performance as well.
Running on three motors Dr. Feickert chose the only geometrical configuration that really makes sense – the equilateral triangle. As they have already shown with the Blackbird, the positive effects of reduced drag force on the bearing is bettered by the triangle configuration as it also stabilizes the bearing/platter assembly by canceling out all acting forces. All tendencies of gyration are effectively eliminated. Combined with the all-new bearing with 80% reduced area of contact - which will also be fitted to the Woodpecker and Blackbird models - they achieve much lower friction causing less rumble and improving the wow & flutter even more.
The result is timeless elegance paired with perfect measurements. Ease of use at a new level that improves upon the experience from their smaller models. Easier to set up as they also designed new feet that allow a much wider range of leveling capability along with improved sonics. In addition, they have also implemented and improved their well-known built-in Protractor TT for setting up tonearms and cartridges. An all-new and more refined armboard-design that makes assembly even easier than before with enhanced accuracy. You‘ll be amazed at how simple it is to achieve the best performance.
The sound pitch-black background paired with pure dynamics, both macro, and micro. Power and stability meet neutrality. Whatever your choice of tonearm/cartridge is – the Firebird will reveal the most you can get out of it opening new horizons for your listening pleasure.
+ Deluxe TS-MXX: 10.5” or 12” Thomas Schick MoFi Edition tonearm w/ Schick graphite headshell, MoFi Iridum DIN-2-RCA cable, Inertia platter, and upgraded Walnut, Palisander, Zebrano, Tineo, High Gloss Black or High Gloss White finish options. -Please specify Black or Silver top/bottom plates.-
+ Deluxe K-SS12VTA: 12” Kuzma Stogi S12VTA tonearm, Kuzma Stogi Arm base, Inertia platter, and upgraded Walnut, Palisander, Zebrano, Tineo, High Gloss Black or High Gloss White finish options. -Please specify Black or Silver top/bottom plates.-
+ Deluxe K-4PSE: 11” Kuzma 4PointSE tonearm, Inertia platter upgrade, and upgraded Walnut, Palisander, Zebrano, Tineo, High Gloss Black or High Gloss White finish options. -Please specify Black or Silver top/bottom plates.-
- belt-drive turntable, 3 motors, 2 tonearms
- quick-release system for tonearms/armboards
- integrated Protractor for cartridge/tonearm alignment
- dimensions: 560 mm x 460 mm x 160 mm
- right arm-slot: 205 - 345 mm pivot-spindle (9 - 14 inch eff. length)
- left arm-slot (optional): 205 - 300 mm pivot-spindle (9 - 12 inch eff. length)
- weight: 23 kg (chassis), 29 kg (w/o tonearm)
- warranty: 2 years (chassis and electronics), 5 years (bearing)