We also were intrigued by the relatively new, magnetic-drive Fat Bob Reference 80 TMD (€4,600), which is available with an extended armboard suitable for mounting a JR-spec, 12-inch SME 5012 tonearm. The Fat Bob Reference 80 TMD + SME package sells for about €9,500).
The French-Canadian firm Kronos has become famous for its turntable, which sports dual counter-rotating platters, said to cancel out a number of forms of vibration common in typical single-platter turntables. For Munich, though, the central news involved a Kronos designed stand for the turntable, said to simplify set-up and day-to-day use. News flash: In a brief conversation during the show, Kronos revealed that a cost-reduced version of its exotic, dual-platter turntable is now under development.