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Sapphire VI

The Sapphire’s simple yet effective suspension system has been revered for its ability to reliably isolate the record from the footfalls, environmental noise, and unwanted resonances

$3600 base price

The SOTA Sapphire™ is forty years young and features SOTA’s famous four-point spring suspension. For decades, this simple yet effective suspension system has been revered for its ability to reliably isolate the record from the footfalls, environmental noise, and unwanted resonances that so often plague even the best listening spaces – without the use of costly isolation racks.

The Series VI Sapphire features a brand new motor control system with improved stability and more torque, as well as a new phenolic resin sub-chassis with ⅛” aluminum bracing. It also makes use of a magnetically levitating platter, which replaces the sapphire disc and all other weight-bearing contact points that the platter would rotate on. This elimination of bearing friction yields a turntable with beautifully dark backgrounds. The Sapphire VI also comes standard with solid aluminum spiked feet, allowing for clearer lows than ever before. With all of these new innovations, we believe that vinyl fans of all tastes can appreciate this lively and musical new installment in the legendary Sapphire line.

The Series VI Sapphire also comes with the option of the Eclipse electronics package, bringing truly state of the art motor control to a modestly-priced turntable.

What People Are Saying:

““…been a delight. 16 yrs. old and still marvelous. Most trouble free item I’ve purchased in my life (and my Maytag).”
Paul W., Lincoln, CA, August, 2004
SOTA turntables have a lifetime trade-in value, your investment in SOTA will never become outdated or obsolete. In twenty years you may want the new SOTA and you can trade in your old model.

Sapphire VI Features

Sub-chassis

½” phenolic resin platform with .125” aircraft grade aluminum, mdf, and acrylic. 22 lbs. balanced to your tonearm.

Platter

Individually-balanced, one-piece, cast aluminum platter, CNC precision-machined, internally damped. 9 lbs. Topped with vinyl mat.

Platter Fixture

Stainless Steel shaft, machined sintered bronze sleeves hand fit for each table. Platter levitates on force of opposing magnets.

Armboard Mount

Multi-Layer MDF

Power supply

5”x4”x3.25” transformer box, 120V or 240V operation, fuse-protected.

Motor

High-efficiency A/C motor with double-regulated, synthesized sine-wave drive and balanced pulley (different for Eclipse package)

Speed

33.3 & 45 rpm with independent fine tuning

Armboard

3-layer acrylic with aluminum base

Dust Cover

Available upon request

Finishes

Oak, Walnut, American Cherry (custom available upon request)

Warranty

Two-year parts and labor

Sapphire VI Specs

Suspension

Four-point spring-suspended sub-chassis

Transmission

Belt drive

Weight

44 lbs. (20 kg) turntable

Dimensions

7-1/2″ H (to top of dust cover), 20-1/4″ W, 16-1/2″ D