ORACLE AUDIO ANALOG & DIGITAL

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Music.
The universal language.
The voice of the soul.
It moves, inspires, exhilarates.
It is best shared.
An Oracle Audio system,
Takes you out of your listening room,
And into the concert hall.
It brings the recordings to life.
Each nuance, each subtle detail.
It gives you music the way it was written,
The way it was meant to be heard.
When you listen to an Oracle,

You are there with the artists!

             We understand that there are many avenues that can be taken in designing our products but we are also very aware that not all those options can lead to the development of a highly performing audio device. This makes the creation process quite long and complex especially when seeking a stunning, unique and innovative design. We define ourselves as passionate artists designing unique sculptures that reproduce music. We are striving to have our products play simply all the music, the real and true music, the one that makes you vibrate and shiver! It is with this highly inspiring and motivating force in mind that we design our products. The common signature underlying all of our work is a passion and dedication towards all the artists who encapsulate their art in the recorded music they so brilliantly create!

We invite you to discover them, the artists, in the intimacy of your home, listening with Oracle Audio products.

Oracle Audio Technologies

Established since 1979
Proudly manufactured in Canada.

About Oracle Audio

            In 1942, Igor Fedorovich Stravinsky wrote in his masterly work entitled Poétique Musicale that “it is not sufficient to hear music but one should also see it”. These words so full of truthfulness are the very soul of our philosophy: to reproduce the recorded music with a sound quality that transmits as authentically as possible the emotions and the vitality which music inspires within us. Our wish is to eulogize the entire musical power of a Frederic Chopin or Elgar Holst and to allow oneself to be exulted by an art so essential to the human experience. Etymologicaly, in the word “Oracle”, we find the Greek particle “oraw” which means “see”. Our wish is to extol the entire musical power of a Frederic Chopin or of an Elgar Holst and to allow oneself to be exulted by an art so essential to human existence. Oracle Audio technologies work to that effect: to give the hearth and the mind a palpable and incomparable sound quality.

Since 1979, Oracle Audio products have been satisfying a passionate desire of thousands of audiophiles throughout the world. Our will to keep satisfying those desires motivates us to develop avant-gardist products which constantly redefine our technological limits, all the while maintaining an aestheticism worthy of the most famous melodies. World-wide success is attributable to team dedication and to the trust audiophiles have towards Oracle Audio products.

Oracle History

Oracle Audio Technologies

” The Fine Art Of Playing Music “


Analog

The Delphi MkVI Reference

DE6-GR-TU-XX DE6-GR-TU-XX$10,900.00

Delphi MkVI turntable with Reference granite base and Turbo MkII power adaptor.

DE6-GR-TU-XX DE6-GR-TU-CO$11,450.00

Delphi MkVI turntable with Reference granite base Turbo MkII power adaptor with dustcover and hinges.

The Delphi MkVI Reference is equiped with our Reference granite base and it always comes with the Turbo MkII power supply

The Delphi MkVI always comes equiped with a pre-cut tonearm board to accommodate Oracle tonearms or any other tonearm our customers choose to use.

 


Delphi  


“With the improvements in the bearing, and especially with the addition of the silicone damping system, the Mk.VI edition not only retains the Oracle Delphi’s position as one of the most beautiful turntables in the world; it reestablishes it as a formidable contender in and well beyond its price class.”

-Michael Fremer, Stereophile March 2010

        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! The Delphi MkVI was awarded the Analog Grand Prix 2010 Gold Award from Japan, more recently Enjoy the Music.com’s Best of 2014 Blue Note Award. To this day the Delphi is still Oracle’s flagship product and still serves as a reference in the analog community!

          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!

About the Delphi MkVI Second Generation

        The global concept of the new Oracle Delphi MkVI, now in its 35th year, was developed around the control of micro vibrations and micro calibration. The micro vibration can be introduced from the inside as well as from the outside. We have to understand that the micro movement of the phono cartridge’s stylus is extremely vulnerable when capturing the minute deviations from the record groove. At the same time this stylus is extremely powerful because it sends through the system a vibrational energy that can and will stimulate other vulnerable components. This will also translate into resonances.

How can it happen?

Resonances generated by the tonearm bearings and the tonearm tube will go back all the way to the stylus and induce a coloration that is in no way related to the music being reproduced. Tonearm bearings play an extremely important role in the quality and integrity of the signal reproduction. Any micro movement within the tonearm bearings will also translate into a mechanical cancellation (two objects moving simultaneously in opposite directions). This means that the stylus will not capture all the micro signals engraved on the vinyl recording.

When we think about the vibrational energy generated from the outside of the record player it is extremely difficult to identify all the sources that can affect the system but it is possible to regroup most of them into 3 categories: electrical, mechanical and acoustical. I will not address the electrical aspect here. For the other two categories the best option would be to completely isolate the player from the sound room in order to protect it against the sound pressure level. As for vibration, the use of an extremely massive platform would help keeping the unwanted mechanical energy outside of the picture. This would not be realistic and certainly not aesthetically successful! The magnetic isolation can be a solution but at the same time it can be a significant part of the problem.

What changes have been made to the drive modules?

The Delphi MkVI is a work of technical development and design aesthetics. As far as the aluminum drive module is concerned we made a cosmetic change to reach the visual balance of the new MkVI. The major change on the circuit with respect to the MkV series was to go from a circuit in fully discrete components to a surface mount configuration. The MkVI Second Generation version was modified to increase the current supply to the motor resulting in a motor torque increase of about 15%.  Although minor this upgrade has a significant impact on the sonic performance of the Delphi MkVI Second Generation.  We use a low voltage, precise synchronous AC motor on the Delphi MkVI Second Generation.

What is the influence of the bigger sub-chassis on the performance of the MkVI?

The floating sub-chassis of the Delphi MkVI was made larger than its predecessors. By using a larger sub-chassis we have improved the weight distribution simplifying the suspension calibration.  The purpose of the counter-weight is to add more mass to the front left suspension tower to more efficiently counter-balance the mass of the tonearm. The coupling of the counter-weight to the floating sub-chassis also contributes in reducing internal sub-chassis resonances.  Its positioning, well in sight on the inferior part of the sub-chassis, is a design detail meant to bring the Delphi a more massive look.  The central part of the floating sub-chassis was made larger which had for effect to reduce the length of the three legs extending towards the suspension towers. We also increased the rigidity of the tonearm mounting section by widening the tonearm mounting ring support by about 35 percent.

How does the MkVI bearing system differs from the MkV?

The MkVI bearing system maintained the 6 point contact configuration that was developed for the MkV. We are now using a different material for the 6 calibration set screws. The main advantage of the MkVI bearing lies in the fact that the 6 new precision set screws are virtually inert to temperature change. This allows us to calibrate the main bearing system with greater accuracy and closer tolerances. This has a huge and direct impact on the signal reproduction quality of the Delphi MkVI. The MkVI bottom trust plate has been replaced with a polyamide-imide (PAI) high strength plastic with the highest strength and stiffness of any thermoplastic. It has outstanding resistance to wear. The impact of this new trust plate is extremely significant on the sound quality because of its ability to limit the noise generated by the spinning platter. The sonic benefits of the new MkVI bearing system are extremely significant and they are drastically revealed especially when in combination with the micro-vibration stabilizer system (MVSS).

How significant is the Micro Vibration Stabilizer System?

The Micro Vibration Stabilizer System is the single most significant and most efficient improvement made to the Oracle turntable since its creation 35 years ago! The MVSS system represents the final barrier to the elimination of the micro vibrations. This system will virtually eliminate the access of micro vibrations to the most critical part of the turntable, the sub-chassis, tonearm, phono cartridge and platter assembly.

What is the purpose of the MVSS?

The purpose of the MVSS is to capture and dissipate the micro vibrations that are present within the floating sub-chassis without short circuiting the efficiency of the Oracle suspension system. By eliminating the micro vibrations the stylus / platter interaction becomes more accurate, the stylus becomes more stable and better controlled. This increased stability allows the phono cartridge to retrieve more information from the record groove which translates into a more accurate signal reproduction which will not only impact the lower register but the whole spectrum. This global improvement will be very noticeable at all levels: improved musical accuracy, harmonic integrity, transient’s sharpness, dynamic contrast, tonal balance, depth of image. The listener suddenly becomes more musically involved and this is a very unique experience!

How does the MVSS system control work?

Beside each suspension tower a small reservoir is secured to the acrylic base of the Delphi. They are filled with an extremely low viscosity silicone fluid. Again, near the suspension housings a threaded stem is mounted to the bottom section of the sub-chassis, those are lining up with the silicone reservoirs, a threaded lock nut and a tapered shape plunger will complete the mechanism. Once the tonearm and cartridge are precisely calibrated, the suspension system perfectly adjusted the turntable is ready to operate. The plungers on each sub-chassis leg are now lining up with the reservoirs mounted to the acrylic base. When in the fully up position the plungers do no come in contact with the silicone fluid in the reservoirs.

It is then possible to play your Oracle without the MVSS in operation.  Then experiment with the calibration of the plungers by turning them clockwise when viewing them from above the turntable as reference. Each full turn will generate a plunger displacement of 1,27mm (0,050”). The same calibration should be done for each plunger. Since we are dealing with micro vibrations it is extremely important to lock the plunger in position with the locking ring. Moving the plungers by one turn increments will reveal how they influence the performance. At the factory the best results were achieved between 1½ and 2 full rotations of the plungers. This represents a plunger penetration from 1.90mm à 2.54mm 2,80mm into the silicone fluid. We also believe that the ambient temperature has little influence on the depth calibration of the plungers. The type of support furniture or the nature of the flooring may require some fine tuning of the calibration. The MVSS calibration is done by listening to music so it is in fact a matter of finding the sweet spot where we get the best equilibrium.

What about the new Delrin adjustable feet?

In our quest to further increase the performance level of the new MkVI we did not hesitate to challenge each of the systems we had in place on the Oracle Delphi. Extensive testing and listening test convinced us that the use of Delrin was extremely beneficial to the performance of the turntable. We found the new MkVI Delrin adjustable feet to provide a better sonic balance with all the different equipment racks it has been tested. This new system further improves the natural tones of the instrument and voices. In fact, it is the whole musical spectrum that is gaining from this new system!

Has the power supply been changed at all?

The basic version of the Delphi MkVI comes with a simple and efficient power supply.  The Turbo Power Supply MkII is optional but highly recommended as it brings a substantial improvement to the performance level of the Delphi. Its DC power cord is made out of highly performing monofilament thread.  What contributes the most to the sonic improvement we get from using the new Turbo Power Supply MkII is the reduction of the parasitic noise (ripple) to less than one millivolt, down from 120 millivolt ripple in the signal of the previous Turbo Power Supply MkI version.

Design & Technology

Suspension:

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.

Bearing assembly:

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.

Sub-chassis:

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.

Plinth:

The standard plinth is Clear Acrylic. An optional Black Granite plinth is available for an extra charge.

Power Supply:

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.

Dimensions:  363 X 475 X 150 mm
14.5 X 19 X 6 in

Weight:   with acrylic base:  16 kg – 35 pounds

                                                                              

Specifications

Delphi MkVI Front View
Oracle Delphi MkVI Second Generation turntable – Front view – Oracle Audio
Delphi MkVI Front closeup view
Oracle Delphi MkVI Second Generation Turntable- Closeup – Orcacle Audio
Delphi MkVI Right Side View
Oracle Delphi MkVI Second Generation Turntable – Right side view – Oracle Audio
Delphi MkVI Left side view
Oracle Delphi MkVI turntable – Left side view – Oracle Audio
Delphi MkVI MVSS
Delphi MkVI turntable MVSS technology – Micro Vibrations Stabilizer System – Oracle Audio
Delphi MkVI Second Generation
Delphi MkVI Second Generation 2-peice platter – Oracle Audio

The Delphi MkVI always comes equiped with a pre-cut tonearm board to accommodate Oracle tonearms or any other tonearm our customers choose to use.

DE6-CB-TR-XX $8,300

Oracle Delphi MkVI turntable with clear acrylic base Regular power adaptor.

 

DE6-CB-TR-CO – $8,850 

Oracle Delphi MkVI turntable with clear acrylic base Regular power adaptor with dustcover and hinges.

 

DE6-CB-TU-XX – $9,150

Oracle Delphi MkVI turntable with clear acrylic base

Turbo MkII power adaptor.

 

DE6-CB-TU-CO – $9,700

Oracle Delphi MkVI turntable with clear acrylic base Turbo MkII power adaptor with dustcover and hinges.

 

 



Paris MkV Turntable

About the Paris MkV

         While re-thinking the new MkV we felt it was very important to maintain the design signature of the original Paris turntable. Everything else is a total redesign! The Oracle mechanical design concepts are always intimately linked to the overlapping of different materials interacting within a same assembly for an optimal control of vibrations and resonances. The Paris MkV follows that same construction philosophy. Compared with the Delphi MkVI which has a very sophisticated full floating spring suspension and micro vibration stabiliser system, the Paris suspension is very efficient while being much simpler. It has been completely redesigned taking into account the findings that led to the development of the Delphi MkVI. The platter and tonearm are mounted on a semi floating chassis using a suspension made of fibreglass rods and sorbothane rings. The combination of these materials contributes to virtually eliminate the access of unwanted vibrations to the semi floating chassis where the platter, the tone arm and the phono cartridge are interacting.

          The Paris tonearm, available as an option, features a micro vibration damping system specially developed by Oracle to eliminate undesirable resonances and vibrations generated within the tonearm itself due to the interaction of the needle with the disc. The combination of the suspension efficiency coupled with the micro vibration control system provides true isolation from the external environment allowing the stylus to retrieve the most accurate information from the record groove. The Paris is a belt driven turntable and has a low voltage synchronous AC motor. The drive electronics of the Paris has a very high precision oscillator circuit which creates a perfect sine wave signal to feed the motor ensuring high rotational accuracy for optimal speed stability. This system also isolates the drive electronics from line voltage impurities and fluctuations. The above features combined to the choice of materials are the essence of a high performance turntable and together explain the Paris outstanding music reproduction!

Specifications

Drive:                           AC synchronous motor, belt driven, external power adapter

Platter:                         Two piece platter consisting of an aluminum hub supporting the main acrylic platter.

Plinth dimension:      (WxDxH) 19,5 x 15 x 5  inches.

                                       The height measured at the top of tonearm is 5″; the height becomes 6″ with the dustcover installed.

Speed selection:          Two buttons for 33 and 45 rpm, adjustable with potentiometer.

Suspension system:   Adjustable, semi-floating sub-chassis on dual rod suspension system made of fibreglass and sorbothane decoupling.

Tonearm mounting specs:

Maximum center to center tonearm length accepted: 228 mm.

* The Paris tonearm has for basic structure the Project 9CC carbon tonearm. Oracle Audio developed the micro vibration silicone damping device for this tonearm which greatly enhances its performance. The Project 9cc damping kit is offered as an upgrade for anyone who owns a Project 9cc tonearm!

Power requirements:   100 / 120 / 230 volts @ 50 / 60 Hz

Turntable weight:          7 Kg ( 15 pounds )

Regular power supply:  24 to 28 VDC / 500ma ( standard configuration )

*Our optional Turbo Power Supply MkII is highly recommended for a maximum performance level!

Paris MkV Side View
Paris Red Black Duo Cover
Paris MkV Red Speed selection
Oracle Paris corner red
Oracle Paris MkV Yellow
Oracle Paris Series Color Palette
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“Now I was on a roll, and it occurred to me, without my having to think too hard: This player rocks! Indeed, the Oracle Paris played up-tempo music with apparent freedom from the timing distortions that make other players sound slow, or temporally muddled and indistinct.”

Art Dudley, Stereophile, Oct 2011

“I’m pretty sure that the platter of the Basis weighs nearly as much as the entire Paris combination, and yet the Paris was able to project into the room a weighty, solid, and more importantly musically involving, clear sound that will likely send shivers up the spine of any listener who gives this turntable/tonearm combo an audition.”

                                                                                                                              – Tom Lyle, EnjoyTheMusic.com, February 2012.


Oracle Paris Tonearm Playing

The Paris MkV always comes equiped with a pre-cut tonearm board to accommodate Oracle tonearms or any other tonearm our customers choose to use.

 

 

Paris-TR – $2,570 

Paris MkV turntable with regular power supply

Paris-TR-TA – $3,275

Paris MkV turntable with regular power supply with Paris tonearm

 

Paris-TU – $3,360 

Paris MkV turntable with Turbo power supply MkII

Paris-TU-TA – $4,100

Paris MkV turntable with Turbo power supply MkII with Paris tonearm

 

Paris DC+H $275

Paris clear acrylic dust cover with hinges (when ordered with the Paris)

 

Colors available : Black, Red, Blue, Titanium Grey, Yellow, White (piano finish for all colors)



Origine turntable

Origine
Origine
Origine turntable - analog vinyl record player - Oracle Audio

Origine MkII

           The new Origine turntable was created with one goal in mind; to answer the historical demand for an affordable, quality built and long-lasting record player from Oracle Audio! Just like for our other products the Origine turntable is 100% designed, crafted and assembled at our factory in Canada. Although the Origine is at the entry point of our line of products it maintains the high standards of excellence that is expected from Oracle Audio!

           With its outline shaped like the footprint of our flagship Delphi turntable, with its feet system derived from our CD players and with the platter inherited from the Paris turntable, the Origine carries the signature of Oracle’s design. It harbors a two-bushing spindle holder which is a direct descendant of the vintage Delphi’s main bearing, who are still functioning well today after 30+ years!  The Origine is equipped with an outboard synchronous AC motor that drive the platter using a belt around its perimeter. The two-step pulley of the Origine allows playback at 331/3 and 45 rpm.

           The turntable comes equipped with the new Origine tonearm and with or without a supplied Ortofon MC-1 Turbo; a high-output moving coil phono cartridge. This unipivot tonearm is cleverly designed with its pivot contact point set on the same plane as the record contact point with the stylus and with the tracking force counterweight for added stability while tracking the grooves. The compliance of a phono cartridge, or the “springiness” of the cantilever/motor suspension assembly,  plays an important role with unipivot tonearms.  We address this issue by using a movable arm tube weight that we nicknamed “the olive” which allows to vary the tonearm’s effective mass. This adjustability enables to make a better match of compliance and effective mass, thus allowing the use of a very wide range of phono cartridges with the Origine. The Origine tonearm has internal wiring from Cardas Audio!

We are sincerely hoping that you are as excited as we are about this new record player!

Origine – Black plinth – One insert – Available colors

Origine - Black - Black
Origine - Black - Red
Origine - Black - Neon Red
Origine - Black - Orange
Origine - Black - Neon Orange
Origine - Black - Yellow transparent
Origine - Black - Yellow
Origine - Black - Neon Green
Origine - Black - Blue
Origine - Black - Neon Blue
Origine - Black - Blue Transparent
Origine - Black - White

Origine – White plinth – One insert – Available colors

Origine - White - White
Origine - White - Red
Origine - White - Neon Red
Origine - White - Orange
Origine - White - Neon Orange
Origine - White - Transparent Yellow
Origine - White - Yellow
Origine - White - Neon Green
Origine - White - Transparent Blue
Origine - White - Neon Blue
Origine - White - Blue
Origine - White - Black

Origine – Multiple Inserts

Origine - Double Neon Green
Origine - Double Neon Green - Side
Origine - Double Neon Green - Foot
Origine - Double Neon Green - Left
Origine - White - Black Red Yellow
Origine - White - Black Red Yellow
Origine - White -  Double black
Origine - White - Double black

Publications

             The following article by Mr. Holger is a very positive one which highlights all of the strong points and qualities of the Origine turntable and we are very thankful for such a thorough review. We would like to bring a factual correction to some of his comments mentioned in the article. Mr. Holger states that the parts for the Origine are made of plastic and that they are 3D printed but it is actually not the case. The 3D printing technology has never been used or considered for the manufacturing of the Origine:  its parts are all manufactured by Oracle at our factory on CNC machines, some parts like the plinth are even hand polished! The two main materials used for the Origine are the Delrin and the acrylic. The finish applied to the Delrin parts, the ribbed texture Mr. Holger refers to, was chosen purposefully for both aesthetics & design considerations and required the development of customized cutting tools. 

Specifications

Drive:

Platter:

Tonearm:

Phono cartridge:

Dustcover :

AC synchronous outboard motor, belt driven, external power supply.

One-piece acrylic platter derived from the Paris MkV.

Unipivot with adjustable effective mass to accommodate various phono cartridge compliances.

Ortofon 2M Blue (optional). Pre-installed and calibrated at the factory!

A full dustcover for the Origine is available as an option.

Click here for the Origine Dustcover product page.

Adjustable delrin feet system.

Tonearm effective length: 

240 mm

Platter spindle center to tonearm mounting hole center :

225 mm

Power supply:  18V AC

Dimensions :

without dustcover:       (483 x 356 x 127) mm

(19 x 14 x 5) inchs

with dustcover:              (495 x 381 x 146) mm

(19½ x 15 x 5¾) inchs

Weight:

7.7 kg or 17 pounds (including the motor)

Origine-T – $2,030

Oracle Origine turntable including: The Origine Tonearm

Origine-CT  $2,350

Oracle Origine turntable including: The Origine tonearm
Ortofon 2M Blue phono cartridge

Origine-Insert $130

Additional acrylic color insert

Origine-DC –  $250 

Optional Origine dustcover (when ordered with the Origine)

 

 

 


Paris PH200 MkII & PH100 MkII phono stages


Paris PH200 Black

PH200 MkII – $1,595

Oracle Paris high resolution MM / MC phono stage with reference external power supply

Ajustable load impedance and gain.

Colors available : Black, Red, Blue, Titanium Grey, Yellow, White (piano finish for all colors)

Retail

 

PH100 MkII – $765 

Oracle Paris high resolution MM / MC phono stage $765 with internal power supply

Ajustable load impedance and gain.

Colors available : Black & Titanium Grey (Satin finish)


Reference tonearm


 

Oracle SME V Reference tonearm – $6,375

  • ●  Silver finish
  • ●  Branded Oracle
  • ●  One piece magnesium arm tube
  • ●  The Oracle SME V uses the MCS-150 mono crystal silver internal wiring as a factory standard.

Oracle SME 345 tonearm – $3,275

  • ●  Silver finish
  • ●  Branded Oracle
  • ●  Detachable headshell
  • ●  The Oracle SME 345 uses the MCS-150 mono crystal silver internal wiring as a factory standard.

Oracle Paris tonearm  $900

  • ●  Single-piece conical carbon fiber armtube
  • ●  Branded Oracle
  • ●  Micro vibration control silicone damping device.

 


Phono cartridges


Oracle SME 345 Front View

Corinth Reference – $5,920

  • Low output high precision moving coil phono cartridge.
  •  Zebrawood body
  •  Designed for Oracle by Benz Micro Switzerland.
  • Quick, transparent, this is one of the best phono cartridge in the world!

Corinth $2,105

  • Low output high precision moving coil. phono cartridge
  • Ebony wood body
  • Designed for Oracle by Benz Micro Switzerland.
  • Like the Thalia but quieter, tuned for higher-end phono stages.

Thalia – $2,105

  • High output high precision moving coil phono cartridge.
  • Ebony wood body.
  • Designed for Oracle by Benz Micro Switzerland.
  • Warmth & precision, musical equilibrium.

 

The following phono cartridges are only available when pre-installed at the factory on Oracle turntables. These phono cartridges are bulk packaged and not meant for re-sale in stores.
Phono cartridges installed at the factory are calibrated using the Adjust+ software.

Benz Micro Gold (low output MC)  – $600

Output: 0.5mV Impedance: 20 ohms Loading range: >200 ohms Weight: 5.7g
Compliance: 15cu Tracking force: 1.7-1.9g

Benz Micro Silver (high output MC)$600

Output: 2mV
Impedance: 120 ohms Loading range: >1000 ohms Weight: 5.7g
Compliance: 15cu
Tracking force: 1.7-1.9g

Ortofon 2M Blue (Moving Magnet)  – $260

Output: 5.5mV
Impedance: 1.3K ohms Loading impedance: 47K ohms Weight: 7.2g
Compliance: 20 μm/mN Tracking force: 1,8 g

 


Turbo Power Supply MkII  $1,100

About the Turbo Power Supply MkII

          The Turbo Power Supply MkII is designed to be used with the Delphi MkVI and the Paris MkV. It is also fully compatible with the Delphi MkV or any vintage Delphi turntables using an MkV or MkVI motor & drive electronic circuit upgrade!

           The original Turbo Power Supply was introduced with the Delphi MkV in 1996. The new Turbo Power Supply MkII is the result of an extensive development and performance comparisons between reference elements such as special batteries and monstrous power sources. All the above outperformed our regular power supply but the Turbo Power Supply MkII outperformed them all!

The Turbo Power Supply MkII transforms an outstanding musical performance into a wonderful and unforgettable musical experience!

Dimensions :  ( H x W x D )  3′ x 8′ x 9’1/4    Note that a 2’1/2 clearance will be needed for the power cord’s connector.

Turbo Power Supply MkII
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Digital

CD2500 MkIV CD player & the CD2000 MkIII CD transport

        Oracle analogue and digital products have always been designed and built as “musical instruments” that can stand the test of time. It is our belief that achieving simplicity in design is a combination of knowledge and common sense. A properly designed device creates its own form; one that reflects the beauty of its function. True artistry combines these elements by means of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts.

        Many of the problems that affect the accurate reproduction of recorded music derive from unwanted internal or external vibration. To address this issue the CD2000 MkIII and CD2500 MkIV use a massive aluminum floating chassis and a Delrin decoupling system of the cd drive. Furthermore, our unique suspension and disc clamping systems originally used in our analog turntables, have been adapted for use in our “State of the Art” CD Players.

        The CD2500 MkIV harbors a new DAC board that uses the Burr Brown PCM1792 which allows input and output of digital data of up to 24bits/192khz. The CD player uses four independent and fully discrete analog modules, one for each of the analog signals from the PCM1792. These analog modules which have been further improved from previous versions are at the center of the music reproduction quality. The CD2500 MkIV can be used as your reference DAC for other digital sources since it features a SPDIF digital signal input. Both the CD2000 MkIII and CD2500 Mk IV have had their power supply stage totally redesigned. There is better realism, more dynamics and we are closer to a true analog-like sound than ever!

Design & Technology

CD Turntable Interface

Because the CD vibrates slightly due to the high rotational spin speed of the CD mechanism this vibration problem or “chatter problem” had to be addressed. Oracle Audio created an interface system that effectively controls this unwanted vibration through an innovative combination of materials and their interaction.

CD Coupling System

Chatter is a persistent feature of the compact disc, and it causes a major problem. The chatter or wobble of the disc causes the laser to lack focal clarity which results in distortion or misread information. This in turn causes the error correction circuitry to have to operate and sometimes to excess.

Oracle pioneered the now well established record clamp system to solve problems with analogue records back in 1979. A similar system has been developed by Oracle to combat CD chatter. Our Disc clamp acts to eliminate the chatter by magnetism coupled with a slight vacuum created by a thick Urethane washer; together these two effects solved the problems.

Craftsmanship

In order to achieve an impeccable natural finish on most of the machined parts, diamond cutting tools are used extensively. Each aluminium component is hand brushed and coated with a high gloss polyester lacquer to seal and preserve the beautiful natural appearance.

At Oracle Audio Technologies, people make the difference in manufacturing, they are craftsmen devoted to serving our customers. Their work creates pride of ownership; their passion for detail shows at every step of the manufacturing process. Their manufacturing techniques and skills result in a work of art.

The floating chassis

The floating chassis plays an important role within the CD 2500 and CD 2000; it must rigidly support both the mechanism and the adjacent electronics. Its maximum rigidity, its minimal surface area and energy control are key its design parameters. The floating chassis system as a whole, due to its high mass, contributes in effectively controlling vibrations with the aid of additional mechanical filters. The chassis nylon sleeve within the Cd enclosure eliminates the high frequencies, the Delrin drive decoupling pillars remove medium and high frequency interferences from the vicinity of the drive mechanism. Finally, a Urethane compound acts as a mechanical energy trap reducing any remaining vibration to an insignificant level.

Suspension

Because the world around a CD player vibrates, the mechanism must be isolated from it. Oracle’s suspension system has proved to be virtually the very best in the industry.

The Oracle CD 2500’S and CD 2000’s floating chassis assembly is suspended and isolated from room vibrations using four suspension towers. Each suspension tower assembly combines no less than 12 different components on both the CD Drive/Player. The suspension system is a highly sophisticated device combining 7 different mechanical filters all working as a whole to effectively control unwanted vibrations.

The CD player’s levelling feet with their convex shape represent the first barrier to limit vibrations from reaching the CD playing platform. The delrin suspension pillars will cut mid and higher frequencies and the upper spring rubber bushing controls spring resonances while the conical shape suspension spring takes care of the crucial lower frequencies. The spring adjustment sleeve provides spring calibration while controlling spring resonances and the sorbothane damper represents the mechanical energy trap reducing vibrations to an insignificant level. Finally, the felt dampers control inner spring resonances.

Specifications

Configuration:

Solid State Chassis Brushed Aluminum with a clear lacquer coating.
CD Laser Mechanism:  Philips CD PRO 2LF.

CD2000 Mk III Output Interface:

BNC SP/DIF Digital Audio Signal, XLR, AES/EBU, ST (AT&T) Optical Audio Signal Single Ended SP/DIF,

Load Impedance:                                  75 Ohms
Output Impedance:                              75 Ohms
Output Level:                                         0.5 Volts, peak to peak @ 75 Ohms.
AES/EBU Digital Audio Signal
Format:                                                   XLR
Load Impedance:                                  110 Ohms
Output Impedance:                              110 Ohms
Output Level:                                         4 Volts, peak to peak @ 110 Ohms.
Optical signal nominal wavelength:  650 nm

CD2500 Mk IV Input / Output Interface:

Analog output:                                       1 Pair RCA, 1 pair XLR Balanced.
RCA SP/DIF digital signal output:    RCA, SP/DIF
Load Impedance:                                  75 Ohms
Output Impedance:                              75 Ohms
Output Level:                                         0.5 Volts, peak to peak @ 75 Ohms.
Output Impedance:                              Lower than 100 Ohms.
Analog Output Level:                           RCA single ended 2 Volts RMS, XLR 4 Volts RMS.
DAC:                                                        Burr Brown PCM1792-AG.

Resolution:                                             24 bits @ 192 KHz.
Signal to noise ratio:                             129 dB
Dynamic Range:                                    123 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion:                 0,0015%
Analog frequency response:                10 – 50 KHz +/-0,3 dB RCA.

Digital Input: Plays any high resolution audio format, including 24/192 WAV native files and any PCM studio master with no compression or downgrade resolution to let them work.

Power Consumption:

CD 2000 Mk III Transport: 13 W
CD 2500 Mk IV Player:         21 W
Power Requirements:   100 / 117 / 220 (230) / 240 V, 50 Hz or 60 Hz.

Removable Power Cord Included.
Remote Control Included.

Overall Dimensions:  ( WxHxD ) 425 x 150 x 363 mm.

                                                           ( 17 x 6 X 14.5 inches )

Weight:                         16 kilograms / 35,2 pounds.

CD1000 MkIII Transport

        Many of the problems that affect the accurate reproduction of recorded music derive from unwanted internal or external vibration. To address this issue the chassis of the CD 1000 series is sculpted in a massive aluminum block. The CD drive unit is decoupled from the main frame through delrin pillars. Urethane feet act as a suspension/mechanical filter to efficiently decouple the unit from its external environment. Furthermore, our disc clamping systems originally used in our analog turntables have been adapted for use in our “State of the Art” CD Players. The CD 1000 MkIII is a reference digital transport that uses the Phillips CD PRO2 drive.

        Oracle analog and digital products have always been designed and built as “musical instruments” that can stand the test of time. It is our belief that achieving simplicity in design is a combination of knowledge and common sense. A properly designed device creates its own form; one that reflects the beauty of its function. True artistry combines these elements by means of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts.

“Most likely designed to resemble its more expensive older sibling, the CD 1000 is in reality a much better looking machine. As sleek as the Stealth fighter and probably containing nearly as much digital power, the CD 1000 is low slung like an Italian sports car, its hand-brushed aluminum in clear lacquer coating absolutely stunning to behold.”

                                                                                                                                   Ken Micaleff, 6moons.com – 2007

Specifications

Digital Audio Signal, XLR, AES/EBU, ST (AT&T), BNC SP/DIF.

Optical Audio signal format:            single ended SP/DIF.

Load Impedance:                                75 Ohms

Output Impedance:                            75 Ohms

Output Level:                                       0.5 Volts, peak to peak @ 75 Ohms.

AES/EBU Digital signal format:      XLR

Load Impedance:                                110 Ohms

Output Impedance:                            110 Ohms

Output Level:                                       4 Volts, peak to peak @ 110 Ohms.

Optical signal nominal wavelength: 650nm

Dimensions:    ( 16.5 x 6 x 14 ) inches

Weight:             30 pounds (approx)

CD1000 MkIII Transport - Front view
Oracle CD1000 MkIII Transport – Front view – Oracle Audio
CD1000 MkIII Transport - Diagonal
Oracle CD1000 MkIII – diagonal view – Oracle Audio
CD1000 MkIII Transport - Front close
CD1000 MkIII Transport – Front view up close – Oracle Audio
CD1000 MkIII Transport- Side view
CD1000 MkIII Transport – Side view – Oracle Audio
CD1000 MkIII Transport - top front
CD1000 MkIII Transport – top front view -Oracle Audio
CD1000 MkIII Transport - feet
CD1000 MkIII Transport – feet – Oracle Audio

Paris CD250

          Our main objective in designing the Paris digital line of products was to maintain the delicate balance between elegant design and optimal musical reproduction performance. Achieving the sonic excellence of the Paris CD250 required a careful and clever mix of its key elements. The design exercise was always validated against our interpretation of what real music should sound like and through comparisons with our reference analog systems.

         The internal structure of the Paris CD250 combines an optimally calibrated power supply stage, a digital to analog conversion board using the Burr Brown PCM1792, 24Bits/192Khz, proprietary fully discrete analog modules and a distinct wiring for the analog and digital signals. The chassis of the Paris CD250 is built from medium density wood fiber material to minimise resonances. This hand polish high gloss lacquer of this chassis is available in five different colors.

          Oracle Audio has spent a great deal of efforts into making sure that the power supply circuit of the Paris CD250 is a clean, stable and efficient power source. The CD transport motor benefits from this high quality power supply by operating with very low speed fluctuations assuring a very precise reading. The digital to analog conversion circuit functioning with very low parasites in its power input can process the digital input signal more precisely and produces less errors and thus, less compensations of those errors. Similarly the fully discrete analog output modules of the Paris CD250 can achieve their full potential working with a silent noiseless background. They can efficiently reproduce the harmonic structure behind every note with a very high dynamic contrast giving to the Paris CD250 all its softness, finesse and musicality!

         We offer two different models. The Paris CD250 features two independent analog modules with RCA and XLR analog outputs. This standard model offers XLR analog output for convenience as its signal comes from the same two discrete analog modules than the RCA output. The Paris CD250 B is a fully balanced version involving four fully discrete independent analog output modules for reference level true balanced operation. The choice to offer two models was made to accommodate our customer’s needs for their specific system’s application, single-ended versus fully balanced

Specifications

Frequency response:                             20-20kHz @ +/- 0.3db

Analog output level:                              2V RMS, both XLR or RCA

THD (Total Harmonic Distortion):    0.001% max

Signal to noise ratio:                             110db

Dynamic Response:                               125db

Speed fluctuation:                                  0.001% Max

Digital Analog Converter:                    Burr Brown PCM1792, 24 bit, 192 kHz

Digital output:                                        Coaxial RCA 75ohm

Digital input:                                          Coaxial RCA 75ohm

Power supply:                                         100/250V, 50/60Hz

Dimension:                                             432 x 381 x 100mm

Weight:                                                    7.75kg

NOTICE:   The Paris CD250 features a volume control offering the flexibility to act as a pre-amplifier for connecting directly to a power amplifier or an active speakers system.  The volume control is stepping up & down smoothly under a decibel scale and can be controlled via remote control or front panel keyboard.

Oracle Paris CD 250 jpg
Oracle Paris Series Color Palette Full
Oracle Paris CD 250 White Full
Oracle PAris CD 250 Rear View Full

Reviews

Article by Jim Laclair on the CD250, fall 2012

Comments on the CD250 from Anthony Sallis, NuNu Distribution U.K., 2012

Article by Jim Laclair – CD250 Revisited – Spring 2015


Accessories


TP Turbo power supply MkII $1,100
RG Regular power supply – $90

BELT Replacement drive belt for the Delphi, Alexandria & Paris – $45

O-BELT Replacement drive belt for the Origine – $45

BIT Drive belt installation tool – $30

MAT Hard acrylic mat – $205

DISC Calibrator disc – $50

D-KIT Silicone damping kit for Project 9cc tonearm – $150

DC-BRONZE Replacement dustcover for Alexandria & Delphi – $250

DC-FULL Full clear acrylic dustcover – $405

DC-CLEAR Clear acrylic dustcover for Delphi – $320

D-HINGES Aluminum hinges for the Delphi MkVI & MKV – $320

DC-ORIGINE Origine dustcover (when ordered separately) – $255

DC-PARIS Clear acrylic dustcover for Paris – $250

P-HINGES Pair of hinges for Paris dustcover – $30

CW MK V counterweight – $240

RC MK V record clamp – $385

AM Armboard – aluminum (Delphi) – $235

AM-P Armoboard – Wood (Paris MkV) – $75

MK-NS Maintenance kit ( NO SPRINGS INCLUDED ) – $180

MK Maintenance kit – $235

D-Pack Replacement packaging for Delphi turntables – $250

P-Pack Replacement packaging for Paris turntables – $235

O-Pack Replacement packaging for Origine turntables – $210




CONTACT

Mike Phalan | Audio Expert 

gestalthifi@gmail.com      

(808) 640-8947