ICENI  AUDIO

Advanced Technology • Timeless Design

Iceni Audio

Turntables built by hand

Iceni Audio record decks are British designed and manufactured to the highest standards, using the finest, sustainably sourced materials.

A continuous process of research and development ensures that new technologies and materials are embraced in all our products. 

Our record decks deliver impressive clarity of definition, transparency to the source, and excellent overall tonal balance. It is our intention to supply you with a product that will last a lifetime and give you a lifetime’s enjoyment of listening to music.

The Plinth

The plinth is made from two layers of the highest quality birch wood ply, laminated together to form a 40mm plinth.

Each piece is CNC machined to ensure the highest levels of accuracy prior to laminating. The resulting structure is very light but also very stiff.

Once bonded under high pressure the plinth is hand veneered to the customer’s taste. A variety of wood veneers are available, a plain black veneer is also available. The plinths are hand finished, then polished with Danish oil and natural beeswax.

Each plinth is held upon three isolation cones, various options are available. Standard cones are either black acetyl or aluminium with a hardened tip and are height adjustable for perfect levelling. A Sorbothane option is available.

Currently the standard geometry of the plinth is for Rega fitment but other options are available upon request. 

The Platter

Iceni Audio platters are CNC machined from corian, a mixture of marble dust in a resin matrix, this material is both stiff and dense, giving the turntable its characteristic sound.

Bonded around the circumference of the platter are 22 CNC machined aluminium discs. Placing the weights at the outer edge has a flywheel effect which aids speed stability and the method of construction helps to prevent resonance within the platter.

Standard colour choice for the corian is either black or white, other colours may be available upon request. You can choose a natural-fibre or silicone-rubber mat.

The Arm

The Iceni Audio arm is currently undergoing development.

It has a 10 mm diameter carbon fibre arm tube, low friction bearings and a high quality CNC machined counterweight. The internal wiring is of the highest quality.

Currently, all Iceni Audio turntables are compatible with Rega arms. 

The Sub-Platter

The main bearing housing is precision machined from a brass alloy. The flange mounting allows for accurate positioning without compressing the plinth. A ceramic ball, contained in the base of the housing supports the shaft of the sub-platter ensuring a long life.

The sub-platter shaft is precision machined to be a good fit within the bearing housing, ensuring accurate rotation.

Iceni Audio sub-platters are CNC machined aluminium, serving as the drive wheel for the platter to ensure accurate speed and stability.

The Suspension

The suspension system is an Iceni Audio innovation. A 240V synchronous motor* is held in place by a 3D printed, flexible cradle. This serves to hold the motor accurately whilst ensuring that no vibration from the motor is transferred to the plinth and the platter and onto the record surface.
*A 24V motor option is available.

The drive pulley is rigidly mounted to the output shaft of the motor, there are currently two options:

• CNC machined two speed aluminium (33.3 and 45rpm)
• Single speed (33.3rpm) twin belt, CNC machined, aluminium

A high quality silicone drive belt transmits the power to the sub platter. Silicone drive belts have a more uniform cross section to ensure better speed stability.

The Protection

Each Turntable is supplied with a CNC machined 6mm thick acrylic cover, finished with flame edge polishing.

The main body sits upon the platter whilst two standoffs hold the section that protects the arm.

The standoffs can be made from a number of materials to suit your taste and the other colour options.

"Have just purchased a TT from Iceni Audio, what a fantastic all round pleasure this has been. To say this is the best customer service I have ever received is a total understatement. 1st off, the TT is amazing, to listen too and look at. I have no doubt this will be with me for many a year, and if I ever decided to upgrade, I would look no further that Iceni Audio. This was brought to my house by Patrick to avoid any damage and disappointment. Patrick also brought along his own amp and speakers, as I need a preamp to play the TT, so I could listen to it before buying. What an amazing guy, and the knowledge he has, and is prepared to share on this subject is quite astonishing. Almost 2 hours spent at my house setting up, making sure I knew about this TT and listening to records. I can honestly say that I have never had a buying experience even close to this. Patrick is also one of the nicest people you could wish to meet. Patrick, from my wife and myself. thank you so much, not just for the beautiful TT, but also for your efforts in ensuring this was a terrific, no disappointment transaction. I would definitely deal with Iceni Audio in the future, and could not recommend them more to anyone thinking of buying a TT from here. Oh, one last thing, unbelievable quality at an amazing price. You would pay so much more to get this quality elsewhere".

7th April 2019, my deck was delivered yesterday and set up and working within an hour using my existing Rega arm and Audio Technica cartridge, I have since played about ten hours of varied music, previously I have owned 2 Linn Sondeks, a Nottingham analogue and the vintage Rega RP3 in use up to date, or at least up to it leaving my house with Paddy.
Put simply the new Iceni deck is the best I have ever owned in my 55 years of record player ownership.
It looks stunning, is beautifully engineered, but more importantly it sounds wonderful.
It is articulate, dynamic, provides wonderful bass to my vintage speakers and crystal clear trebles, has especially improved the reproduction of voice.
I think it is probably one of the best decks available in the UK today, maybe the best at its particular price.

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Iceni Audio Ltd.

Gladstone Street

Norwich

Norfolk

NR2 3BJ