Air Force Zero unveiling on March 16

Jun 22, 2012
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According to their website the unveiling is coming up in a couple of days in Tokyo. I wonder if will be the prototype that we've seen pictures of floating on the web or a more finalized (or the final?) product? @JackD201 ?
 

JackD201

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Apr 21, 2010
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#2
The photo circulating was that of the skeleton :)

I'm guessing at least a quarter of the platter will not be visible on the final product.
 

Tango

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How was the sound? What was the rest of the system?
Unless they had the Af1 next to it with the same arm cart and even hand setup you couldnt say much except yeah it sounded nice. It was the whole system people were hearing and you know that Bill.

Tang :)
 
Aug 28, 2014
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The rest of chain was techdas cartridge, Phantom Elite with techdas titanium arm wand and i think a bespoke counterweight, HSE Swiss phono, and Constellation pre and power driving Wilson Audio Alexx. Apparently they had only two hour to set up and I only made the last 30min of the presentation.... Straight from the airport.

The sound was very nice as in I couldn't find any thing to really fault, and the dynamic and power was impressive, without sounding hard/edgy even when playing at floor shaking (literally) level. Quite organic really, at the same time explosive and composed. Show condition not withstanding, I think this is one one hell of a turntable.

It is not 100 percent finalized yet, and some loose ends to tidy up still, like cable/hose routing underneath. But nonetheless glad that I made the trip to Tokyo to hear it.

For those lucky enough to afford one, or more as I heard a customer wanting to order two..... All I can say is.... life is so unfair!
 
Sep 6, 2012
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The rest of chain was techdas cartridge, Phantom Elite with techdas titanium arm wand and i think a bespoke counterweight, HSE Swiss phono, and Constellation pre and power driving Wilson Audio Alexx. Apparently they had only two hour to set up and I only made the last 30min of the presentation.... Straight from the airport.

The sound was very nice as in I couldn't find any thing to really fault, and the dynamic and power was impressive, without sounding hard/edgy even when playing at floor shaking (literally) level. Quite organic really, at the same time explosive and composed. Show condition not withstanding, I think this is one one hell of a turntable.

It is not 100 percent finalized yet, and some loose ends to tidy up still, like cable/hose routing underneath. But nonetheless glad that I made the trip to Tokyo to hear it.

For those lucky enough to afford one, or more as I heard a customer wanting to order two..... All I can say is.... life is so unfair!
I wish I could have been there too. The system looks spectactular, even if I'm essentially complimenting my own Elite arm in the process..!! There may be one or two eventually appearing in the U.S, so maybe the lucky owner(s) can sell tickets to help pay for it..!
In the meantime, there's the upcoming Axpona, and we'll have three samples there: the AF-1 with Elite and TechDAS carridge, the AF-3/premium with a gold elite, and the new "Little Wonder", the AF-5, with Phantom III.
 
Sep 6, 2012
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wish I could have been there too. The system looks spectactular, even if I'm essentially complimenting my own Elite arm in the process..!! There may be one or two eventually appearing in the U.S, so maybe the lucky owner(s) can sell tickets to help pay for it..!
In the meantime, there's the upcoming Axpona, and we'll have three samples there: the AF-1 with Elite and TechDAS carridge, the AF-3/premium with a gold elite, and the new "Little Wonder", the AF-5, with Phantom III.
Join me, won't you?
yours truly,
Johnny Dollar
(OK, so I snipped that from the the ending of the famous 50's radio program of the same name , but I thought it was a good line....) Bob Graham
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JackD201

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#11
Bob we better get our jockstraps ready for when we deliver and commission. Pre-book sessions at the chiropractors too LOL
 

spiritofmusic

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Jun 13, 2013
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#13
Ah Jack, I'm an osteopath so I'm gonna have to take exception to yr comment LOL.
Then again, I do advise people to stop lifting stupidly heavy items like the AF0.
 

the sound of Tao

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If one has to lift one’s own AFO then one possibly can’t afford to own one. That said I do rather like heavy things.
 

spiritofmusic

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#15
I pity the poor person who goes "lift a platter, no problemo".
 
Sep 11, 2016
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#16
It looks like a caricature of a turntable.
 

JackD201

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#17
If one has to lift one’s own AFO then one possibly can’t afford to own one. That said I do rather like heavy things.
I'm one of the guys that gets paid to lift em. One thing for sure is that to own my own I gotta lift A LOT of them LOL
 
Jun 22, 2012
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#18
The rest of chain was techdas cartridge, Phantom Elite with techdas titanium arm wand and i think a bespoke counterweight, HSE Swiss phono, and Constellation pre and power driving Wilson Audio Alexx. Apparently they had only two hour to set up and I only made the last 30min of the presentation.... Straight from the airport.

The sound was very nice as in I couldn't find any thing to really fault, and the dynamic and power was impressive, without sounding hard/edgy even when playing at floor shaking (literally) level. Quite organic really, at the same time explosive and composed. Show condition not withstanding, I think this is one one hell of a turntable.

It is not 100 percent finalized yet, and some loose ends to tidy up still, like cable/hose routing underneath. But nonetheless glad that I made the trip to Tokyo to hear it.

For those lucky enough to afford one, or more as I heard a customer wanting to order two..... All I can say is.... life is so unfair!
It looks like it can only accommodate two tonearms so I can understand why he wants to buy two AF0 so he can get the full four tonearm experience of other Techdas models :)

Edit: actually I take that back, I see the front page of WBF has a photo taken from a higher angle.
 

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