SYSTEM BLOCK DIAGRAM (UPGRADES SHOWN)

 

 

THE 2022 PREORDER HAS NOW CLOSED, PLEASE CONTACT US TO COMMISSION BUILT TO ORDER DISK MASTERING SYSTEMS

 

WE ARE PROUD TO BE IN A POSITION TO LAUNCH THE 2022 SILLITOE DISK MASTERING SYSTEM PREORDER, LIMITED TO AN EDITION OF 20 SYSTEMS.

2022 PREORDER OPENS MONDAY 18TH JULY, CLOSING AUGUST 19 2022.

 

WE WILL ENDEAVOUR TO CONTACT EVERYONE WHO HAS SHOWN INTEREST VIA EMAIL OR SOCIAL MEDIA SOON, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH IF YOU HAVEN’T HEARD FROM US.

PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE TEST-CUTS & A SALES CONTRACT.

PLEASE NOTE- ALL SYSTEMS FOLLOWING THE 2022 PREORDER WILL BE SOLD ON A “ONE-OFF” / “BUILT TO ORDER” BASIS AND ARE SUBJECT TO A PRICE INCREASE OF APPROXIMATELY 25%.

 

SYSTEM PRICING

PRICING IN AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS, EXCLUDES TAX & SHIPPING

$100,000 AUD

ALL SYSTEMS PURCHASED AFTER THE 2022 PREORDER CUT 0FF DATE (AUGUST 19th 2022) ARE TO BE SOLD ON A “ONE-OFF” / “BUILT TO ORDER” BASIS AND ARE SUBJECT TO A PRICE INCREASE OF APPROXIMATELY 25% FOR THE STANDARD SYSTEM.

 

PREORDER SALES PROCESS

 

1. ALL SALES ARE AT THE ABSOLUTE DISCRETION OF SILLITOE AUDIO TECHNOLOGY PTY LTD.

2. SALES CONTRACTS WILL BE SENT TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES.

3. POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS MUST RETURN THE SIGNED CONTRACT BY AUGUST 19th TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE INITIAL PREORDER (LIMITED TO 25 SYSTEMS).

4. SILLITOE AUDIO TECHNOLOGY WILL COUNTERSIGN CONTRACTS FOR 20 ELIGIBLE CUSTOMERS AND RETURN THEM WITH PAYMENT DETAILS FOR BANK TRANSFER.

5. ELIGIBLE CLIENTS WHO RECEIVE A COUNTERSIGNED CONTRACT WILL THEN HAVE 7 BUSINESS DAYS TO MAKE THE 50% DEPOSIT PAYMENT.

6. ALL PARTIES WHO HAVE RETURNED THE SIGNED CONTRACT WITHIN THE 7 BUSINESS DAY PERIOD BUT DO NOT RECEIVE A COUNTERSIGNED CONFIRMATION OF PREORDER WILL BE PLACED ON A WAITING LIST FOR FIRST REFUSAL OF THE NEXT AVAILABLE SYSTEMS.

7. IF AN ELIGIBLE CLIENT WHO RECEIVED A COUNTERSIGNED CONFIRMATION FAILS TO MAKE THE 50% DEPOSIT WITHIN THE 7 BUSINESS DAYS THEIR PREORDER POSITION WILL BE TERMINATED AND OFFERED TO ANOTHER CUSTOMER.

8. THE LEAD TIME WILL COMMENCE ON THE DATE AT WHICH THE 50% DEPOSIT IS PAID (CONFIRMED WITH EACH CLIENT).

9. PLANNED COMPLETION OF PREORDER PRODUCTION WITHIN 9 MONTH LEAD TIME. WE EXPECT THAT OUR 2022 PREORDER WILL BE COMPLETED WITHIN THE 9 MONTHS.

10. FINAL DOCUMENTATION (AUDIO & VIDEO DEMONSTRATION) OF SYSTEM FUNCTIONS FOR EACH SYSTEM WILL BE SENT TO CLIENTS PRIOR TO FINALISING OUTSTANDING ACCOUNT.

11. DELIVERY IS EX WORKS, SILLITOE WILL MAKE THE GOODS AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION (SHIPPING AGENT COLLECTION, INSURED BY THE CUSTOMER ETC) IN FIT FOR PURPOSE PACKAGING WITH FINAL WEIGHT, DIMENSIONS, INVENTORY, TARIFF CLASSIFICATIONS AND TRANSPORT INSTRUCTIONS AVAILABLE TO THE CUSTOMER.

12. USER MANUALS, VIDEO INSTRUCTION TUTORIALS AND ONLINE SUPPORT WILL BECOME AVAILABLE PRIOR TO CLIENTS RECEIVING THE GOODS.

 

TESTCUTS

PLEASE CONTACT US FOR TEST CUT DOWNLOAD LINKS.

SOURCE MUSIC HAS BEEN PURCHASED FROM THE OWNERS OF THE RECORDINGS.

TRANSFER TO LACQUER DISK IS MADE FOR EDUCATIONAL INSTRUCTION AND CRITICAL EVALUATION OF DISK MASTERING PROCESSES.

LINKS TO PURCHASE SOURCE FILES ARE AVAILABLE FOR COMPARISON OF THE VINYL TRANSFER.

PLAYBACK AUDIO PATH

TECHNICS SP10 MK2, ATP-12T, ORTOFON 2M BLACK, MASTER CONTROL PHONO STAGE (WAYNE KIRKWOOD, KA ELECTRONICS, PHONO TRANSFER SYSTEM), RME ADI-2 PRO FS.

 

SCOPE OF THE SYSTEM

 

1. CHASSIS

LATHE BASE, CARRIAGE & ARM.

 

2. TURNTABLE

DIRECT DRIVE MOTOR, 355MM OD WITH ADJUSTABLE DIAMETER VACUUM CHUCK.

16, 22, 33, 45 RPM

22kg/cm CONTINUOUS TORQUE.

W&F 3150Hz REFERENCE TEST-CUT MADE ON DEMONSTRATION SYSTEM (170mm RADIUS OF 14″ LACQUER) PLAYED BACK ON TECHNICS SP10 MK2 AVAILABLE FOR EVALUATION.

 

3. CUTTERHEAD

MM STEREO FEEDBACK HEAD.

COMPATIBLE WITH NEUMANN SX MOUNT STYLI.

STYLUS HEATER TERMINALS.

UNIQUE CUTTERHEAD DESIGN ALLOWS FOR REPLACEMENT OF DRIVE COILS WITHOUT DISASSEMBLY OF THE ENTIRE CUTTERHEAD, THEREBY GREATLY REDUCING REPAIR AND SERVICING COSTS.

 

4. SUSPENSION BOX

CUTTERHEAD SUSPENSION BOX WITH HEAD DROP / LIFT, PRECISION ADJUSTMENT WITH VARIABLE DEPTH MECHANICS.

 

5. STAND

19″ POWDER COATED STEEL LATHE STAND WITH 4RU SPACING TO HOUSE MASTER CONTROL & SPACE / TIME CONTROL.

ANTI-VIBRATION LATHE ISOLATION MOUNTS.

 

6. MICROSCOPE

GROOVE INSPECTION SCOPE WITH LIGHTING, STANDARD 200X FIXED MAGNIFICATION.

 

7. TONEARM

12″ TRANSCRIPTION ARM BASED ON ATP-16T.

 

8. VACUUM SYSTEM

PUMP FOR PLATTER SUCTION & CHIP COLLECTION.

CHIP COLLECTION ASSEMBLY WITH PRECISION ADJUSTMENT, CHIP COLLECTION CONTAINER AND TUBING INCLUDED.

 

9. MASTER CONTROL

INTEGRATED DISK CUTTING AMPLIFIER, 19″ 2RU RACK MOUNT, AUDIO PATHS FOR DISK CUTTING & PLAYBACK.

CLASS COMPLIANT USB DAC, PCM 44.1kHz – 384kHz, 16 – 32BIT. FOR CUTTING FROM PERFECT GROOVE (RECOMMENDED) OR 3rd PARTY DAW.

SFP (SOURCE / FEEDBACK / PLAYBACK) PREAMP INCLUDED AS STANDARD.

SFP PREAMP INPUTS (CUTTERHEAD SOURCE) SWITCHABLE BETWEEN INBUILT USB DAC & BALANCED XLR INPUTS.

NEW SFP PREAMP NOW INCLUDED IN 2021 PREORDER BUILDS, SOME OPTIMISATION OF COMPONENT VALUES CURRENTLY IN REVISION FOR BEST PERFORMANCE (UPDATES FORTHCOMING). AT PRESENT APPLYING FIR (OR EQUALISATION, SPECIFICALLY IN THE ANALOG DOMAIN) TO SOURCE AUDIO IS REQUIRED TO ACHIEVE FLAT RESPONSE.

MONITOR VIA VUPPM METERING & BALANCED XLR OUTPUTS, SWITCHABLE BETWEEN SOURCE AUDIO, CUTTERHEAD FEEDBACK & PHONO PLAYBACK.

MOVING MAGNET STANDARD PHONO STAGE CAN BE UPGRADED TO MOVING COIL, UPGRADE CAN INCLUDE SWITCHING BETWEEN MM & MC.

350WPC CUTTERHEAD AMPLIFIER.

CUTTERHEAD CURRENT METERING & FUSE PROTECTION.

 

10. SPACE / TIME CONTROL

LATHE CONTROLLER 19″ 2RU RACK MOUNT, CONTROLS FOR TURNTABLE, GROOVE DEPTH, CARRIAGE PITCH, CUTTERHEAD DROP / LIFT, STYLUS HEAT & VACUUM.

STYLUS HEATER NOTE-

DUE TO THE POTENTIAL FOR USER ERROR WE ARFE NO LONGER INCLUDING A STYLUS HEATING CIRCUIT IN OUR DISK MASTERING SYSTEMS.

NITROCELLULOSE LACQUER DISKS CUT USING A HEATED STYLUS PRESENT RISK OF FIRE WHICH MAY CAUSE CATASTROPHIC SYSTEM FAILURE, INJURY & DEATH.

WE HAVE CHANGED OUR SPACE / TIME CONTROL UNIT TO INCLUDE ONLY AN INPUT, SWITCH AND OUTPUT TO CONNECT WITH A (USER SUPPLIED) DC PSU TO BE USED FOR STYLUS HEATING.

DC POWER INPUT (REAR OF THE STC) IS WIRED TO A SWITCH WHICH THEN FEEDS THE OUTPUT TO THE SUSPENSION BOX, THEN TO THE STYLUS HEATER TERMINALS.

THE SWITCH ALSO TURNS THE VACUUM ON/ OFF (VACUUM CHIP PICKUP IS ESSENTIAL WHEN USING A HEATED STYLUS).

CABLING TO THE SUSPENSION BOX ETC IS INCLUDED.

WE WILL CONSULT WITH CLIENTS ON SETUP AND USE OF HEATED STYLI.

THIS CHANGE HAS BEEN MADE IN ORDER TO PROTECT CLIENTS PROPERTY, PERSONAL SAFETY & SILLITOE AUDIO TECHNOLOGY (IN ITS ABILITY TO CONTINUE WITH NORMAL OPERATIONS, E,G. SUPPORTING CLIENTS) FROM LEGAL ACTION IN CASES OF USER ERROR WHILE OPERATING THE SYSTEM WITH HEATED STYLUS.

 

11. CABLES

INTERCONNECTS BETWEEN SUBSYSTEMS INCLUDED.

 

12. STYLUS CHANGING STATION

CUTTERHEAD MOUNT WITH STYLUS INSPECTION SCOPE & STYLUS CHANGING TOOL.

 

13. SYSTEM DIMENSIONS

800MM WIDE, 1200MM HIGH, 700MM DEPTH (APPOX, WITH CABLES & VACUUM TUBING AT REAR OF SYSTEM).

APPROXIMATELY 50KG.

VACUUM PUMP DIMENSIONS, 350 X 250 X 200MM. 7KG.

 

 

OPTIONAL EXTRAS / UPGRADES

 

PRICING TO BE DISCLOSED ASAP.

UPGRADES MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL LEAD TIME.

 

1. PERFECT GROOVE

SOFTWARE FOR SILLITOE DISK MASTERING SYSTEMS. OUR COLLABORATION WITH PERFECT GROOVE ENABLES SYSTEM OPTIMISATION. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND USE OF THE SOFTWARE FOR SEAMLESS WORKFLOW & PERFORMANCE.

 

2. DMM

DMM SPECIFIC UPGRADES (TO BE DISCLOSED). WE ARE CONTINUING WORK TOWARDS VACUUM CHIP PICKUP AND A MODIFIED CUTTERHEAD DESIGN FOR DMM CUTTING ON OUR SYSTEMS.

 

3. MICROSCOPE

ADDITIONAL MICROSCOPE LIGHTING.

CAMERA MOUNT VERSION OF THE STANDARD MICROSCOPE.

MICROSCOPE CAMERA.

CAMERA DISPLAY.

ADDITIONAL MICROSCOPE MAGNIFICATIONS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.

STYLUS INSPECTION SCOPE (PRECISION VERSION, BASED ON NEUMANN ZA 12 / 68 WITH FINE ADJUSTMENT CAPABILITY).

4. STYLUS ALIGNMENT LASER

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR QUICK ALIGNMENT OF THE CUTTING STYLUS WITH TURNTABLE SPINDLE AFTER CHANGING STYLUS OR MAKING CUTTERHEAD SUSPENSION ADJUSTMENTS.

 

5. TONEARM MOUNTS

ADJUSTABLE MOUNT FOR USE WITH 3RD PARTY 12″ TONEARMS.

CUSTOM TONEARM MOUNTS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.

 

6. STAND ALTERATIONS

CUSTOM STAND CONFIGURATIONS WITH ADDITIONAL 19″ RACKING SPACE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.

 

7. ADDITIONAL CUTTERHEADS

SPARE CUTTERHEAD IS RECOMMENDED TO REDUCE DOWN TIME IN THE EVENT OF SERVICE & REPAIR.

 

8. TURNTABLE BEARING

AIR BEARING TURNTABLE UPGRADE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.

 

MASTER CONTROL ANALOG SIGNAL PROCESSING OPTIONS

MAY NEED CUSTOMISED MASTER CONTROL FRONT & REAR PANELS, OR TO BE HOUSED IN AN EXTERNAL CASE DEPENDING ON CHOICES.

ANALOG INPUT GAIN CONTROL.

ANALOG HPF & LPF.

ANALOG ELIPTICAL EQUALISER.

ANALOG MID / SIDE & STEREO WIDTH.

MC PHONO STAGE.

PHONO UPGRADE WITH COMPREHENSIVE OPTIONS FOR PLAYBACK, FLAT TRANSFER (NO RIAA EQ) & MONITORING IO.

HEADPHONE AMPLIFIER OPTIONS AVAILABLE.

 

FAQ

SILLITOE AUDIO TECHNOLOGY PTY LTD IS BASED IN PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA.

WE DO NOT OFFER SERVICE & SUPPORT FOR 3RD PARTY PRODUCTS.

RETURN OF MERCHANDISE AUTHORISATION (RMA) PROCESS WILL BE DISCLOSED PRIOR TO COMPLETION OF PREORDER.

CUTTERHEAD & MASTER CONTROL INTEGRATED CUTTING AMPLIFIER SERVICE, REPAIR & CALIBRATION COSTS WILL BE DISCLOSED IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

SILLITOE CUTTERHEADS ARE COMPATIBLE WITH “NEUMANN SX” MOUNT STYLI.

CONSUMABLES (CUTTING STYLI ETC) WILL BECOME AVAILABLE PRIOR TO CUSTOMERS RECEIVING PREORDER SYSTEMS.

DUE TO THE HIGH LEVEL OF INTEREST IN THE LIMITED EDITION PREORDER WE ARE UNABLE TO OFFER LACQUER TEST-CUTS TO BE SENT TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES AT THIS TIME, WE ARE NOT OFFERING THIS SERVICE PRIOR TO LAUNCH.

 

FUTURE PLANS

PRODUCT SHOWCASE AT INDUSTRY TRADE SHOWS (PENDING COVID19 TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS).

COMPLIMENTARY PRODUCTS & SERVICES.

REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION PARTNERSHIPS.

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION PARTNERSHIPS.