QUALITY MADE IN GERMANY
The Primus Maximus is a special, limited edition reference model of which, only 100 units will be handmade to order in Germany.
This flagship model is a showpiece for the best technologies used throughout the history of the Dual company, refining them and carrying them forward into the 21st century.
These key Dual features include:
The twin gimbal tonearm, spring loaded tracking force and direct-drive
The overall result is an understated, high-tech turntable, providing a superb musical experience.
Plinth: Aluminium / Solid MDF
Each unique unit is created individually and the plinth is finished with real wood veneers. The critical components, such as motor, platter and arm are fixed to a 10mm thick aluminium base plate. The heavy top and base plates are connected to minimise vibration.
Platter: Solid Aluminium
The heavy platter, weighing 2.7kg, is machined from a solid block of aluminium and refined with a blasted and anodised surface finish. The platter weight is exactly matched to the motor regulation in order to reduce wow and flutter to an absolute minimum.
Tonearm: Twin Gimbal Design / Spring loaded tracking force
The tonearm base and both gimbal elements are machined from solid aluminium. Precision pivot ball-bearings are used in conjunction with hardened steel spikes to ensure tightest tolerances within the tonearm assembly over a long lifetime. The tracking force is independent of gravity and adjusted with a torsion spring.
The drive unit is engineered and made in Germany. Its regulation is specifically designed for high-end audio application, placing emphasis on stability, with no quick start up times nor high torque. These features are only important for DJ applications and not appropriate in such a high quality system.