Information will remain on my website for reference. Terminator production will cease 2018.
Introducing new magnetic bearing platter
(more details here).
This is retrofittable to older Salvation versions.
Salvation 2 in operation Video
(takes a few minutes to load)
Note: dust brush non-standard
Slate plinth (45mm thick from reclaimed pool tables)
- Redesigned tapered 9kg Wide rim Aluminium platter.
- Inverted bearing, Magnetic levitation. More here:https://www.trans-fi.com/salvationupdates.htm
- Direct Rim-drive/DC motor
- Interchangeable Drive Wheels for 33,45 & 78rpm
- Variable Rotary fine speed adjustment control
Pics of Acrylic platter version HERE
The Acrylic version differs only in the platter & having a thinner slate plinth. There is also a small notch cut out of the plinth to allow the motor to reach the platter. Other than that, the motor & powersupply are interchangeable.
Price with T3Pro:
Acrylic platter £1900 (Magnetic bearing. Thrust plate/ball still available)
Aluminium platter £2500 (Magnetic BEARING. Thrust plate/ball still available)
You Tube Clip HERE
Latest Review Clive Meakins February 2011 HERE
Art Of Sound ReviewHERE
German Analog Magazine Review HERE
Finally the Salvation and Terminator had settled down. It’s now on a heavy Mapleshade 4 inches thick block with all three spikes on Weizhi Precision's graphite composite support of which I found them to be more lively and warmer sounding.
I also found the Oyadie record clamp to be a perfect match to the rim drive. I am using an old but very light weight Monster Audio Sigma 2000 cartridge of which adjusting the balancing is a bit touch on the Tomahawk.
Beside all the troubles I need to go though like boxing the pump and fine adjusting the arm, The Salvation/ Terminator is one of the very top performer at any price.
Please let me know if there is any upgrade along the road, I sure would support your great effort in vinyl all the way!
Hello Vic, I just wanted to let you know that I've finally set up my salvation/terminator and soundsmith cart last week for the first time. Unfortunately there was no time before to get things going and I thought that it would take a lot of time to get accustomed to the terminator setup for the first time. Big mistake: Terminator setup proofed to be quite easy although I was really careful not to spoil my new soundsmith aida cart. It was the first time for me to set up an tangential arm. Setup of salvation is also very easy. By the way: thank you for the good online manual, if you follow the steps there is no room for mistakes and frustration. I think that terminator setup is for beginners as long as they stick to your manual. First impressions are overwhelming. Salvation holds speed perfectly. Although I have to play and tweek with tomahawk and cart a little bit more I can say that the system is very strong on dynamics and extracts lots and lots of information. Bass is deep with lots of pressure but not bloated at all. As my records are not often "shaded dog"-quality types I was curious how the system would sound with vinyl of minor quality. I honestly have to say that I've never heared a deck pulling so much information from a "black" background even with bad records. Thank you very much for ending my search. Now I will start finetuning the system....
Kind regards, Christian