Take a break from the ordinary and embrace breathtaking extremes with the Mobile Fidelity UltraDeck+ turntable with pre-mounted MasterTracker MM cartridge. This high-value analog package will instantly reward you with rich, natural playback that stokes your passions and makes you a part of the recorded event. Within minutes of spinning LPs with this special setup, you will understand why countless music lovers obsess over audio.
Dovetailing with the purist-minded philosophy long espoused by the Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab’s Sebastopol, California studio, UltraDeck+ is devoted to exceptionally quiet, true-to-the-source playback of vinyl LPs without adding any of its own colorations. But it goes even further by taking critical measures to ensure unwanted noises and ruinous vibrations remain kept from the critical stylus/record interface. Proudly made in the USA at Mobile Fidelity’s in-house factory in Michigan, and designed in collaboration between Mobile Fidelity engineers and turntable expert/Spiral Groove founder Allen Perkins, the study 25-pound UltraDeck+ is a world-class component eminently qualified to reproduce the famous accuracy of Original Master Recordings – as well as faithfully recreate the music on any other LP you play.
UltraDeck+ immediately stands out via its super-sturdy, unshakable physicality that includes a 1.3-inch Delrin platter – 75 percent thicker than that on Mobile Fidelity’s StudioDeck model – that delivers deep-black backgrounds and a fantastically low noise floor. Delrin is chosen due to its natural impedance match with vinyl. Speaking of being made for LPs: UltraDeck+’s 300RPM isolated AC synchronous motor offers excellent speed stability for stellar pitch accuracy and rhythmic drive. Better still, UltraDeck+’s constrained layer dampening build – comprised of three aluminum plates bonded to the MDF body – adds extra mass, eliminates coloration, and contributes to increased stability. It’s just another way UltraDeck+ takes its purpose to the extreme.
Mobile Fidelity’s engineering prowess extends to the custom-developed Ultra tonearm, a 10-inch straight aluminum gimbaled bearing design whose rigidity and tracking prowess translate into hyper-accurate information retrieval. Ultra tonearm also uses Cardas Audio wiring to maintain signal purity from the head shell leads all the way through the RCA connectors. Adjustable tracking force, VTA, azimuth, and anti-skate grant you limitless options for tweaks and adjustments. A hardened-steel inverted bearing system complete with sapphire materials provides UltraDeck+ wonderfully smooth, rotational stability while anti-vibration feet – co-developed with the engineering team at Harmonic Resolution Systems, the world leader in vibration isolation – further shield UltraDeck+ from disruptive resonances. Again, everything circles back to preserving the genuine sound locked in the grooves of your LPs. It’s why Mobile Fidelity even outfits UltraDeck+ with high-quality gold-plated connectors shielded by a copper foil box to prevent airborne RF noise and, as a bonus, includes a removable, hinged dust cover to guard against debris when the ‘table isn’t spinning records.
As for the included high-output MM cartridge? It’s equally profound. The key to the otherworldly analog performance achieved by MasterTracker is reflected by its very name: Master, in reference to master tape and Mobile Fidelity Original Master Recordings. Indeed, MasterTracker is configured to mirror the layout the cutting head in Mobile Fidelity’s Sebastopol, California, studio that cuts the grooves on Mobile Fidelity LPs. MasterTracker means you can now track the grooves of any LP with master-quality exactness. Also developed in collaboration with Mr. Perkins, MasterTracker features a “V-twin” dual-magnet generator comprised of two powerful magnets aligned in a formation parallel with the grooves cut into a vinyl LP. Its form-follows-function physical configuration means it is literally made to live in records’ grooves, giving it innate advantages and stunning channel separation few other cartridges possess. And MasterTracker’s internal construction and expert voicing grant it exceptional sonic prowess that separate it in its field.