PRIMUS MAXIMUS

"... I am always
satisfied with the best.”

Oscar Wilde

Primus Maximus

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.

Technical specifications:

Motor:

Drive:

Direct-drive Referenz

Speed settings:

33/45/78

Wow & Flutter:

< ±0,04 % (DIN bewertet)

Tonearm:

Auto-Start/-Stop-Function:

Bearing:

4 x Pivot ball-bearing / twin gimbal mounting

Effective length:

221 mm

Offset Angle:

24°

Overhang:

18,5 mm

Type:

dynamically balanced with damping

Stylus Pressure Range:

0 g bis 3 g

Cartridge Weight Range:

5 g bis 12 g

Factory installed pick up:

Ortofon Quintet Bronze

Platter:

Material:

Solid Aluminum

Mat:

Rubber 4,5 mm

Bearing:

Hardened steel spindle sintered metallhousing

Diameter:

304 mm

Weight (incl. Mat)

2800 g

Plinth:

Material:

Solid MDF machined solid Alu baseplate

Surface finish:

Individual wood veneers personally selected

Feet:

Alu Ø 60 mm / Elastomer Height adjustable

Connection:

5 pin Tonearmconnector on RCA cable

Connection to Phono Input:

Connection to Line Input:

Digital Output:

Dimension, closed dustcover:

450 x 370 x 155 mm

Dimension, open dustcover:

D: 418 mm / H: 405 mm

Weight:

15 kg

Power plug AC / DC:

External power supply

Details:

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 eloxated 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 tollerances within the tonearm assembly over a long lifetime. The tracking force is independent of gravity and adjusted with a torsion spring.

Drive: Direct-drive

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.

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