New TechDAS Air Force V Turntable Debuts at Tokyo International Audio Show

TechDAS introduced the new Model V turntable at the Tokyo Audio Show 2017. Like the more expensive Ar Force turntables, the new compact turntable features an air bearing, vacuum hold-down platter. Unlike the more costly TechDas turntables the Model V does not feature an outboard motor, nor does it include a suspension system.

Instead the motor is inboard. The new 'table can accommodate up to four four arms. Though it is a surprisingly compact design, it can handle 12" tonearms thanks to extender armband options. The new Model V will cost approximately $15,000.

When asked what happened to the Model IV, Mr. NIshikawa said IV has a 'bad number" in Japan. I asked Nishikawa if on the golf course in Japan one yells "FIVE" instead of "Fore". He had not answer.

Anton D's picture

That's the best they can do for that kinda coin?

I want at least 33.33.

Ortofan's picture

... Nishikawa-san a sense of dread:

VPI HW-19 Mk IV turntable
SME IV tonearm
Shure V15 Type IV cartridge
PS Audio IV preamp
SAE Mk IV power amp
IMF RSPM Mk IV speakers