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Monaco 3.0

A new paradigm...

Monaco 3.0


Unparalleled speed accuracy, superior vibration isolation, and stability to deliver a profound sonic experience.

The Monaco 3.0’s innovative proprietary direct-drive, fluid damped motor system takes analog replay to previously unprecedented levels.

3.0 represents the latest advancement in the Monaco’s lineage, which all started with the original Monaco turntable introduced in 2006.  Benefiting from years of research – and building on the achievements of the Monaco 1.5 and 2.0 iterations – the 3.0 provides another significant advancement in sonic performance and features.

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While the Monaco 3.0 may look deceptively simple, contained within this svelte chassis and minimal footprint is the world’s most advanced direct-drive motor and optical encoder system.  The Monaco's revolutionary direct drive design and advanced/state of the art decoder delivers superlative speed accuracy (peak speed deviation lower than 0.0001%) – rendering your music with greater clarity and depth.


The result: the most accurate, yet communicative record replay platform in existence – a record player that delivers the true musical potential of vinyl records.  


If hearing is believing, hearing this table is knowing.



The all new Monaco 3.0

Hear the difference...


Building on its predecessors, the 3.0 is an all-out effort to achieve the highest level of performance from this design architecture possible – unparalleled speed accuracy, lower noise floor, and enhanced features:

  • All-new external control computer with updated chassis, featuring constrained layer bottom chassis panel and highly rigid construction to avoid diaphragm effect and resonance

  • Next-gen circuit boards which feature a enhanced, higher-performance reference crystal for optical encoder system

  • Apex isolation feet as standard with ball races integrated in the chassis bottom panel

  • Next-gen direct-drive motor – delivering [x% gains] over its forerunners

  • The thrust and spindle bearings have been upgrade with higher tolerance machining for lower noise floor

  • An entirely re-designed plinth and platter – enabling a new quick-change tone arm mount:

  • Now Monaco owners can use not just two tonearms but as many as you want. Changing tonearms is an entirely precision, “plug-and-play” operation that takes only minutes, facilitating ownership of as many arm and cartridge combos as you could ever dream of and changing between them effortlessly

  • Newly designed interface cable with maximal shielding and increased flexibility for ease to use. While very costly to produce this higher quality cable it was considered essential to the overall finished result of the v3.0. 

Upgrades available for Monaco v1.0, v1.5, and v2.0 owners.  

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And introducing the new, optional battery power supply

the Fuel Station.

Fuel Station

The Fuel Station is our new rechargeable battery power supply.


The Fuel Station can power two turntables at once –compatible with our Monaco 2.0, 3.0, and Parabolica models – and was created to be the full realization of the Monaco 3.0 design and experience.


  • Two power outputs

  • Up to 12 continuous hours of operation for a Monaco or Parabolica with single charge

  • ISO (isolated) and AUTO (automatic) user-selectable operation modes

  • User-selectable charge on demand

  • Indicators for charge level and operational modes

  • Custom 6’ turntable power cable included with high quality locking connectors

  • Uses two sealed lead acid batteries in parallel (owner serviceable)

  • Battery lifespan estimated to be ~4 years. (dependent on usage) 

  • Same robust chassis as the v3.0 control computer

  • Apex isolation feet included 

  • Designed to be stackable with the v3.0 computer



Fuel Station

"The Monaco gives the music and only the music, to a greater extent than any other ‘table I’ve used." 

Roy Gregory, Audio Beat


Tech Specs

   Technical Specs

Drive System
Proprietary direct-drive, fluid damped

Magnesium platter with proprietary coating and phosphor-bronze mass ring

Weight: 13.6 lbs.


Exclusive “True Pressure” record clamping system

Motor & Bearing
Slotless BLDC; Hydrodynamic, thrust inverted

Run-Up Time

<12 seconds to 45 rpm


33-1/3 & 45 rpm

Encoder Resolution
74K+ cycles per rev.; 298K+ counts per rev.

Speed Deviation
Peak deviation from mean = 0.00008% 3 sigma

R.M.S. deviation from mean = 0.000057%

Wow/Flutter & Rumble

Power Consumption
18VA max

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