Something Big! – The CAELES Turntable


The Caeles system was presented 2 years ago at the High End in Munich. Behind it stays the ingenious developer Stephan Goetze of GECOM Technologies. Four units exist under the brand Physical Emotions, one is at Stephan’s home, one in Indonesia, the one on eBay is an early prototype version, and the unit which arrived at me last week.

Besides of the biconical air bearing, the fully air dampened support structure the sytem carries lots of inventions and brillant small ideas how to accomplish excellent sound results.

The music being transported by the Caeles, the fantastic SAEC 506/30 with new Ikeda silver cabelling and the Atlas via the Kondo phono chain is overwhelming. Full stop. In this line one can hear what the Atlas is able to do!

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5 thoughts on “Something Big! – The CAELES Turntable

  1. Eckart,
    You’re gonna need more space if you keep this up. =) Congratulations my friend. I can’t even imagine what that sound must be like!


  2. Thanks Norman,
    Oh yes, it will be some fun to test all features like the accu-power station etc. We played all tables and it’s exciting to hear the differences.What I need to do now is a kind of clearance sales 😏


  3. What a bummer..I was too slow to pull a trigger on this tt. Now that Refent Audio took the the mkting right to sell the tt and prep it with better cosmetic, the price has gone up to rediculous €230,000. You have such good eyes and ears, sir.


  4. Tang, the price making is such an obscure mechanism I sometimes may only advise we as a customer make the price in the end! The table itself is well thought thru and adopted some other adivices of famous table builders. The air bearing and the air dampening structure is excellent, whenever the new model got a more costly air bearing. So what! Everything else I arranged by myself in collaboration with the Caeles builder and another gentleman for a reasonable price. I also regard the stand as not in line with the table itself.



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