Any Update On the ADS 2nd generation version??

Any Update On the ADS 2nd generation version??

Postby MOON » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:55 pm

Mat, Mark or Harry,

A few months ago I read you had a mock up of the advanced ADS I beleive you were working with a joint venture with Levinson to produce the updated or Signature ADS.

Are you any closer to a release date or even give us an update.
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Re: Any Update On the ADS 2nd generation version??

Postby MOON » Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:29 am

I phoned VPI and talked to Marc finally getting an answer on the advanced 2nd generation ADS. Currently VPI are concentrating efforts on the 4th anniversary table.

That has set the release date of the new ADS to either the 2nd or 3rd quarter next year. It will be available with either a black or silver face plate.
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Re: Any Update On the ADS 2nd generation version??

Postby Peer Gynt » Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:09 am

My take on this is that I would not wait if you need a power supply. The 20 pounds of VPI platter cover a lot of power supply shortcomings.

FWIW, I’ve had a lot of TT power supplies, motors and motor controllers in different systems the last two years.

For LP12, Valhalla w/50 Hz ac motor, Hercules II + Mose w/60 Hz ac motor, Mober closed loop controller with Maxxon DC motor, and Radikal closed loop controller with Maxxon DC motor.

For VPI, HW19 III with and without PLC, Classic III with and without SDS, and Levinson 515 with its native miniaturized ADS.

Granted, we have reliable power here, but the power supplies seem to be a bigger deal for Linn than for VPI. The Linn platter is light in comparison, and so it is more sensitive (responds more quickly) to input torque variations.

The Linn analysis is that your TT should engage you in the music. Is your toe tapping? If it is, all is well.

If you need a new motor/controller/power supply, a used SDS or a current ADS will be a good choice.
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Re: Any Update On the ADS 2nd generation version??

Postby dodgealum » Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:43 am

I would be interested to know if the Next Gen ADS will include a tachometer to provide instantaneous feedback on the speed of the platter to maintain consistency as with the Pheonix Engineering set up. It seems that a genuine step up in performance would incorporate this feature. Anyone know if this will be included in the new design?
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Re: Any Update On the ADS 2nd generation version??

Postby Mat » Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:46 am

There are still a lot of project we hope to bring to market this upcoming year but there are only so many hours in the day. Yes, the main focus has been the HW-40 BUT of the long list of new ideas there are a number of them we are feeling confident will make it out for 2019 ;)
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