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Acoustical Systems

Acoustical Systems is about solutions in the audio world and not just about building another competitor product. The business has been running since 1998 and in the early years was about designing and building unique set-ups that were custom made for the true connaisseurs of the audio art.

Acoustical Systems has since continued to push the envelope on design with works of art like their AXIOM tonearm. They have also introduced the most versatile precision instrument for cartridge alignment in the UNI Protractor.

Rutherford Audio Inc. proudly represents Acoustical Systems in North America.

Acoustical

Precision is the
foundation of our philosophy.
Every one of our designs is the result
of a most satisfying search for the ultimate solution.
And by using our products - ultimately your search has ended.

Systems

Our gear is designed
to satisfy the needs of
the most passionate audiophiles.
From alignment gear to cartridges, tonearms
and the most imaginitive and complete turntable ever built!

Mastering Alignment

As we concentrate on the analog front-end only, we re-think everything and look for advanced solutions in all fields of analog phono transcription. Thus we take pride to offer the finest and by far most advanced alignment tools in high end history.

Including a all-new and advanced tangential curve - UNI-DIN - which offers better sound on all stereo records..

The APOLYT

Imagine ..... the turntable's design based on asking the right questions first - and its construction truely based on drawing the right conclusions. A turntable designed purely and firmly on the basis of the clearly defined physical and technical requests of the complete model of the record tracking process.

A turntable designed to finally unchain the sound - and to set the music free

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Palladian Cartridge

The APOLYT Turntable

Acoustical Systems SMARTstylus

Acoustical Systems SMARTractor

Acoustical Systems AIWON LOMC

Acoustical Systems ASTRON LEMC

Acoustical Systems ARCHON MOMC

Acoustical Systems AQUILAR Tonearm

Acoustical Systems Axiom Tonearm

In the Press

Palladian Review by Positive Feedback

The fact that The Palladian performs best in all well-known audio disciplines and that it demonstrates excellence in immediacy and live character should now be more than clear. But with all the records heard along the test run, a primary experience has gained ground in an initially very subliminally, but then increasingly deliberate way: Even within the wildest musical performances, or throughout fortissimo passages, or when facing brutal impulses, The Palladian unveils an integral sovereignty.

HiFi Statement Palladian Review

DIETRICH BRAKEMEIER'S LONG-STANDING ANALOGUE EXPERIENCE HAS ALLOWED HIM TO DESIGN A CARTRIDGE THAT WORKS AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL AND, IN ITS THRILLING IMMEDIACY,
COMES IMPRESSIVELY CLOSE TO THE LIVE EXPERIENCE. TO ME, THIS DYNAMIC ACOUSTICAL SYSTEMS COMBO REPRESENTS THE ANALOGUE DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR!

Mono and Stereo AQUILAR

Of all the components in the audio chain of a HI-Fi system, the turntable's tonearm is the only component which does not generate any mechanical motion or electrical signal of its own. It is purely a passive mechanical device designed with the sole purpose of holding the cartridge and wires, transferring the electrical signal generated by the cartridge with as little hindrances to the cantilever's spring mass system as possible.

AXIOM Review

It's easy to tell if a product was designed and produced with heart by looking at the details in the product package. AIOM comes with a beautiful and strong aluminium case. After opening the case, I can see a nicely printed manual and an acrylica made calibrator specially design to Axiom, which are enclosed in a plastic box.