Return of an Icon
In 2016 ELAC celebrated it’s 90th year. To celebrate this ELAC has looked back to it’s rich history of turntables and designed a new model – The Miracord 90 Anniversary. Wilfrid Werner, the designer (and the uncle of the current quality manager Thomas Werner) of the last Miracord turntable came out of retirement to assist the ELAC R&D team with the new design.
The 5.5 kg MDF chassis rests on specially developed silicone feet that decouple the deck completely from the surface on which it is placed. The 6Kg solid aluminum platter sits on a sub-platter whose hardened steel axis rotates on an 8mm ruby ball for minimal friction. The axis is mounted using high-quality sintered bronze bearing bushings. The motor is double-decoupled with sorbothane mountings and an independent suspension derived form ELAC’s loudspeaker experience. The turntable comes complete with a carbon fibre tonearm and fitted with a cartridge built by Audio Technica to ELAC specifications.