The designers at Fern & Roby not only believe that a turntable should meet the standards of audiophiles, but also that it should satisfy those with a keen eye for great design and fine art as well. The Turntable is a perfect centerpiece to the equally lauded Beam Speakers and Integrated Amplifier F&R have already released from their Richmond, Virginia headquarters. It's a cast iron piece, featuring a 35-pound bronze platter, dynamically balanced to 1000 rpm. The Rega 303 tone arm comes standard, supported by salvaged heart pine. The centered heavy weight helps keep friction and contact to a minimum with the dynamically balanced platter for clean, superior performance.