The new Well Tempered Lab Versalex turntable is now available in NZ, along with the new LTD tonearm.
The Versalex is a development of the Amadeus and Simplex decks (as reviewed here), featuring a multilayer Baltic plywood plinth with a walnut veneered top surface. The Baltic plywood was chosen because it has resonance qualities that suit turntables. The Versalex is only available pre-drilled for the LTD tonearm and is priced at $5999 including the LTD arm.
The LTD tonearm will be available as a separate item to allow users of other brands of turntable to get a slice of Bill Firebaugh’s design philosophies. It offers variable damping, RCA phono inputs and a hydraulic cueing device. Its price will be $1999.