SYSTEM BLOCK DIAGRAM (UPGRADES SHOWN)

OUR PREORDER HAS NOW CLOSED

PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PURCHASING THE NEXT AVAILABLE SYSTEMS (2022).

PREORDER INFORMATION

AFTER YEARS OF R&D WE ARE EXCITED TO FINALLY SHARE OUR NEW GENERATION OF DISK MASTERING SYSTEMS.

CLIENTS WHO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR INITIAL PREORDER (LIMITED TO 25 SYSTEMS) WILL BENEFIT FROM THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH SILLITOE AUDIO TECHNOLOGY IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS.

DISCOUNT PRICING.

DIRECT CONTACT AND PRODUCT SUPPORT FROM THE CREATOR OF THE SYSTEMS.

FIRST ACCESS TO NEW PRODUCTS.

OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTICIPATE IN FUTURE PRODUCT TESTING AND DEVELOPMENT.

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 JUNE 30TH TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE INITIAL PREORDER (LIMITED TO 25 SYSTEMS).

4. SILLITOE AUDIO TECHNOLOGY WILL COUNTERSIGN CONTRACTS FOR 25 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 (APRIL 2022).

10. WEEKLY PROGRESS REPORTS WILL BE SENT TO ALL CLIENTS THROUGHOUT THE PRODUCTION LEAD TIME.

11. OPTIONAL EXTRAS PRICING AND AVAILABILITY WILL BE ANNOUNCED WITHIN THE LEAD TIME.

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

13. 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.

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

SYSTEM PRICING

PRICING IN AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS, EXCLUDES TAX & SHIPPING

RRP (MAY INCREASE IN FUTURE) $98,000 AUD

PREORDER DISCOUNT PRICING (LIMITED TO 25 SYSTEMS) $70,000 AUD

TESTCUTS

PLEASE CONTACT US FOR TEST CUT DOWNLOAD LINKS.

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

TRANSFER TO 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 INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDED WITH THE TEST CUT FILES.

DIRECT DRIVE

WE HAVE DECIDED TO OFFER ONLY DIRECT-DRIVE TURNTABLE BASED SYSTEMS, UPGRADE TO AIR-BEARING DIRECT-DRIVE IS AVAILABLE.

OUR DIRECT DRIVE MOTORS ARE PRODUCED BY 3RD PARTY COMPANIES SPECIALISING IN PRECISION MOTION. DUE TO THE NATURE OF THE PREORDER WE ARE YET SPEC THE MOTORS PERFORMANCE WITHIN THE FINAL SYSTEM.

THE MOTORS ARE SPEC’D TO ACHIEVE SPEED VELOCITY ERROR ≤0.02% DURING CUTTING.

STANDARD DIRECT DRIVE MOTOR AXIAL RUNOUT 10um (POSSIBLE TO UPGRADE TO 3um).

AIR BEARING DIRECT DRIVE MOTOR AXIAL & RADIAL RUNOUT 0.05um, TILT ACCURACY 0.012um / 25MM.

DIRECT METAL MASTERING (DMM)

THE CURRENT STATE OF THE VINYL INDUSTRY PRESENTS BOTH GREAT OPPORTUNITIES AND UNCERTAINTIES DUE TO INCREASED DEMAND FOR RECORDS WHILE ONLY A SINGLE LACQUER SUPPLY EXISTS FOR THE ENTIRE WORLDWIDE MARKET.

WE HAVE RECENTLY SUCCESSFULLY TESTED DMM CUTTING ON OUR WORKING PROTOTYPE AND ARE DELIGHTED TO HAVE CREATED A SYSTEM CAPABLE OF CUTTING PLASTIC, LACQUER & COPPER (DMM) DISKS.

WE WILL CONTINUE TESTING AND REFINEMENT OF THE DMM CUTTING PROCESS THROUGHOUT THE PREORDER PRODUCTION LEAD TIME.

DMM WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL UPGRADES FOR BEST USER EXPERIENCE AND RESULTS.

PERFECT GROOVE FOR SILLITOE DISK MASTERING SYSTEMS

OUR COLLABORATION WITH PERFECT GROOVE (HD VINYL / REBEAT) ENABLES SYSTEM OPTIMISATION.

WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE USE OF THE SOFTWARE FOR SEAMLESS WORKFLOW AND PERFORMANCE.

PERFECT GROOVE FOR SILLITOE SYSTEMS PROVIDES ANALYSIS & EDITING TOOLS, PREMASTER PREPARATION, CUT RECALL CAPABILITY, HARDWARE AUTOMATION AND LEVERAGE OF THE HOST COMPUTERS PROCESSING POWER FOR SUPERIOR DSP IMPULSE RESPONSE PRE-EMPHASIS FOR EACH CUTTERHEAD.

DSP IS NO LONGER APPLIED INSIDE THE MASTER CONTROL INTEGRATED CUTTING AMPLIFIER, RESULTING IN FEWER SIGNAL CONVERSIONS THAN THE PREVIOUSLY MARKETED AD-DSP-DA VERSION (THIS OPTION IS STILL AVAILABLE, LISTED BELOW IN DAC UPGRADES).

WE ARE NOW OFFERING THE MASTER CONTROL UNIT WITH HIGH QUALITY EMBEDDED CLASS COMPLIANT USB DAC AS STANDARD FOR RECOMMENDED USE WITH PERFECT GROOVE.

CUTTERHEAD

THIS PREORDER PRESENTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD OUR MM STEREO FEEDBACK CUTTERHEADS IN BATCHES LARGE ENOUGH TO AFFORD THOROUGH SCIENTIFIC TESTING AND EVALUATION OF ALL VARIABLES.

WHILE WE’RE PROUD OF THE CURRENT WORKING PROTOTYPE VERSION, WE WILL CONTINUE TO CONDUCT COMPREHENSIVE EXPERIMENTATION WITHIN THE MINUTIAE OF ELECTRO-MECHANICAL AND MATERIAL PROPERTIES IN PURSUIT OF THE IDEAL TRANSFER OF SOURCE AUDIO TO DISK.

PROTOTYPE PERFORMANCE, FUNDAMENTAL MECHANICAL RESONANCE ~1.3kHz, SECOND RESONANCE (FEEDBACK APPLIED) ~11kHz.

WE AREN’T RELEASING PROTOTYPE FREQUENCY RESPONSE & CHANNEL SEPARATION SPECIFICATIONS UNTIL WE HAVE BUILT BATCHES.

PLEASE LISTEN TO & ANALYSE THE TEST CUTS (CONTACT FOR LINKS).

SCOPE OF THE SYSTEM

CHASSIS, LATHE BASE, CARRIAGE & ARM.

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

CUTTERHEAD, MM STEREO FEEDBACK HEAD.

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

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

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

TONEARM, 12″ TRANSCRIPTION ARM BASED ON ATP-16T.

VACUUM SYSTEM, PUMP FOR PLATTER SUCTION & CHIP COLLECTION.

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

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

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

CABLES, INTERCONNECTS BETWEEN SUBSYSTEMS INCLUDED.

STYLUS CHANGING STATION, CUTTERHEAD MOUNT WITH STYLUS INSPECTION SCOPE & STYLUS CHANGING TOOL.

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

VACUUM PUMP DIMENSIONS, ~350 X 250 X 200MM.

OPTIONAL EXTRAS / UPGRADES

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS & UPGRADES MAY BECOME AVAILABLE WITHIN THE PREORDER LEAD TIME.

PLEASE ADVISE US IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN ANY OF THESE (ONLY AVAILABLE IN ADDITION TO THE 25 PREORDER SYSTEMS).

PRICING FOR THESE UPGRADES WILL BE DISCLOSED ASAP.

UPGRADES MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL LEAD TIME.

PERFECT GROOVE (HD VINYL / REBEAT) SOFTWARE FOR SILLITOE DISK MASTERING SYSTEMS.

DMM SPECIFIC UPGRADES (TO BE DISCLOSED).

AIR BEARING DIRECT DRIVE TURNTABLE MOTOR.

MICROSCOPE ADDITIONAL LIGHTING.

MICROSCOPE CAMERA MOUNT VERSION.

MICROSCOPE CAMERA.

MICROSCOPE CAMERA DISPLAY.

MICROSCOPE MAGNIFICATION 400X (OTHER MAGNIFICATIONS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST).

STYLUS ALIGNMENT LASER.

DAC / ADC

1. STANDARD VERSION, MASTER CONTROL WITH CLASS COMPLIANT USB DEDICATED DAC PCM 44.1kHz – 384kHz 16-32 BIT. FOR CUTTING FROM PERFECT GROOVE (RECOMMENDED), OR 3RD PARTY DAW HOSTING CUTTERHEAD IMPULSE RESPONSE PRE-EMPHASIS (LIMITED SUPPORT & NO AUTOMATION AVAILABLE FOR 3RD PARTY OPTION).

DAC UPGRADES

RECOMMENDED UPGRADE OPTION/S TO BE DISCUSSED WITH CLIENT.

1.1 OPTION FOR DIGITAL INPUT/S TO THE STANDARD VERSION DAC, PCM 44.1kHz -192kHz 16-24 bit.

2.1 BALANCED ANALOG INPUT ADC-DSP-DAC. DSP GAIN, FILTERS & CUTTERHEAD PRE-EMPHASIS EMBEDDED INSIDE THE MASTER CONTROL HARDWARE.

2.2 AES INPUT OPTION FOR DSP-DAC EMBEDDED INSIDE THE MASTER CONTROL HARDWARE. SWITCH TO AES BYPASSES GAIN & FILTER SELECTOR.

ADC OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR VINYL PLAYBACK TRANSFER INTO THE DIGITAL DOMAIN FOR ARCHIVING CONSERVATION & RESTORATION.

MASTER CONTROL ANALOG SIGNAL PROCESSING OPTIONS

INSERTS POST DSP / DAC STAGE, MAY NEED TO BE HOUSED IN AN EXTERNAL CASE, DEPENDING ON CHOICES.

NOTE- WE RECOMMEND USING THE STANDARD SYSTEM CONFIGURATION WITH PERFECT GROOVE, HOWEVER, WE MAY ADD AN OPTION FOR ALL ANALOG SIGNAL PATH USING THIS INSERT POINT AS THE FRONT END.

ANALOG HPF & LPF.

ANALOG ELLIPTICAL EQUALISER.

ANALOG MID / SIDE & STEREO WIDTH.

MC PHONO STAGE, CLIENT CHOICE OF CARTRIDGE, CALIBRATED FOR PLAYBACK & METERING.

HEADPHONE AMPLIFIER (FOR PLAYBACK MONITORING).

FAQ

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

WE ARE OFFERING COMPLETE SYSTEMS ONLY. RETROFIT SUBSYSTEMS ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE.

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.

PLEASE CONTACT US WITH YOUR MATERIAL FOR SAMPLE TEST-CUTS TO BE MADE AND UPLOADED FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION PRIOR TO PREORDER LAUNCH.

FUTURE PLANS

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

COMPLIMENTARY PRODUCTS & SERVICES.

REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION PARTNERSHIPS.

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION PARTNERSHIPS.