About the Delphi MkVI Second Generation Since 1979, Oracle Audio has been producing state-of-the-art stereo components. Oracle’s first turntable, the AC model, introduced new features and technologies to the analog world. Oracle’s Delphi MkI was introduced in 1980. The new Delphi MkVI is the sixth edition of the Delphi’s line heritage. Through the years the Delphi won numerous prestigious awards and it has been acclaimed worldwide! To this day the Delphi is still Oracle’s flagship product and still serves as a reference in the analog community!
- Version A – Oracle Delphi MkVI Gen 2 turntable with clear acrylic base, regular power adaptor.
- Version B – Oracle Delphi MkVI Gen 2 turntable with clear acrylic base, regular power adaptor with dustcover and hinges.
- Version C – Oracle Delphi MkVI Gen 2 turntable with clear acrylic base, turbo MkII power adaptor.
- Version D – Oracle Delphi MkVI Gen 2 turntable with clear acrylic base, turbo MkII power adaptor with dustcover and hinges.
Using the finest components and design technologies, the Oracle Delphi MkVI is exquisite in all aspects. Like its predecessors the Delphi MkVI is supported by three suspension pillars to efficiently control unwanted vibrations. It harbors a massive belt-driven platter that uses a center clamp system first introduced by Oracle back in 1979. The Delphi’s floating chassis, milled from solid billets of aluminum, is an extremely rigid and inert structure supporting the tonearm and the platter. While the fabrication process of the Delphi is one of minute precision its development process is one of science and emotion; to bring out all of the music’s depth and detail. Truly the Delphi MkVI is a work of art!
The Delphi MkVI was launched in late 2009 featuring our new and innovative Micro Vibration Stabilizer System which took its performance level to new heights! Today, summer 2015, we are introducing the Delphi MkVI Second Generation. This latest edition features a two-piece platter assembly which greatly facilitates drive belt installation while also reducing platter resonances. Our drive electronics module was also modified and now harbors a larger power reserve which provides more torque to the motor. Although it is offered as an option, our recently revised Turbo Power Supply MkII exceeds all our expectations! It has a signal that is so stable it outperformed our references! We consider the Turbo Power Supply MkII as a fundamental part of the Delphi MkVI Second Generation.
The new Delphi MkVI Second Generation provides a higher dynamic contrast than ever largely due to its improved transient response resulting in a remarkable ability to preserve the harmonic structure of the music. Driven by our new Turbo Power Supply MkII the Delphi MkVI Second Generation will transform your listening sessions into unforgettable lifelike experiences!
The Delphi sub-chassis / platter / tonearm assembly is suspended by a tripedal mounting, which eliminates room vibrations. Each suspension tower assembly combines 12 different components, using 7 different mechanical filters, all working as a whole to efficiently control unwanted vibrations.
The traditional two bushing system has been replaced by a new system using six precision surfaced nylon screws. With this, Oracle reaches the highest level of rotational accuracy.
Motor drive electronics and drive belt:
Oracle selected a specially designed AC synchronous motor. The Delphi MkVI features a dual current drive circuitry. This provides maximum start-up torque energy and minimum efficient operational energy, which guarantees lowest possible motor vibration. The molded belt plays an important role in maintaining maximum speed stability.
Record / Platter:
The maximum rigidity of the 4kg (8.8 pound) platter is immune to vibration by distributing most of the mass around its outer edge. The flywheel effect increases momentum. Record coupling system (standard): Oracle pioneered the now well established “record clamp system” to solve specific vinyl disc “warp” problems.
Hard acrylic mat:
The Oracle acrylic mat made from specially formulated polymer shows better matching characteristics (impedance) with the vinyl disc.
Oracle demonstrates that superior engineering can also be aesthetic. The hand brushed aluminum with a clear lacquer coated skeletal sub-chassis will dissipate unwanted energy through efficient coupling and clamping methods. Maximum rigidity, minimal surface area and energy control are key design.
The standard plinth is Clear Acrylic. An optional Black Granite plinth is available for an extra charge.
The Delphi MkVI comes standard with a regular power supply. The optional Turbo Power Supply MkII is the result of an extensive development and performance comparisons between reference elements such as special batteries and monstrous power source. The Oracle Turbo Power supply outperformed them all! The turbo power source transforms an outstanding performance into a wonderful musical experience. Both power supplies ship with a removable power cord.
Oracle/SME Tonearm (Optional):
The Oracle/SME tonearm provides superbly detailed and transparent sound, making the music seem more alive and open. This tonearm offers differing pivot to stylus distances and was designed for the needs of a broader market requiring alternative arm length and interchangeable shell facility. The internal wiring of the tonearm is upgraded to Van den Hul MCS 150 silver litz wire.
363 X 475 X 150 mm
With acrylic base: 16 kg
With granite base: 27 kg