AnalogueWorks Zero turntable Specifications

Sidebar 1: Specifications

Description: Belt-drive turntable. Motor: AC synchronous. Speeds: 331/3, 45rpm. Platter: aluminum, 4.9kg.
Dimensions (without tonearm): 18.4" (468mm) W by 4.25" (108mm) H by 14.5" (369mm) D. Weights: 24.25 lbs (11kg) net, 28.7 lbs (13kg) shipping.
Finish: Birch ply (plinth).
Serial number of unit reviewed: 000018.
Prices: $1595 with blank armboard; $1995 with Jelco SA-250 tonearm; $2095, as reviewed, with Jelco SA-750 tonearm. Approximate number of dealers: 8.
Manufacturer: AnalogueWorks, Divine Audio Ltd., Harborough Innovation Centre, Airfield Business Park, Leicester Road, Market Harborough LE16 7WB, England, UK. Tel: (44) (0)1536-762211. Web: US distributor: High Fidelity Services, 2 Keith Way, Suite 4, Hingham, MA 02043. Tel: (781) 987-3434. Fax: (781) 949-2998. Web:

US distributor: High Fidelity Services
2 Keith Way, Suite 4
Hingham, MA 02043
(781) 987-3434

tonykaz's picture

I never realized.

Jelco have multiple versions of the same arm, I would've explored them all had I known but I didn't, I simply bought the MMT by the crate full, probably selling 3 per day for $250 ( I think ), I loved the MMT.

Initially we were offering Turntables with the Linn Basik, the various SME arms, Dynavector 501, Fidelity Research Arm, Linn Ittok, Grace Arms.

Then we ( I ) discovered the Sumiko MMT Arm which became our Super Arm. Phew

My Esoteric Audio was a Vinyl shop, we specialized in Turntables and Arms and Moving Coil Carts. Sales Reps knew that we would buy anything they had to offer ( and plenty of it ). We had a Front & Center Turntable Set-up bench which included all the gear needed to properly set-up a Player, even a Tektronix Scope. We went far beyond the simple stuff Fremer does in his little clinic show & tell ( he's an amateur ).

I suspect your Zero sample needed a "proper" & careful tune up before submitting to critical ears. Still, solid plinth tables are doubtful.

So, whats so compelling about this Zero? Consider a person could buy a used VPI with nice arm for $2,000!!!

However, once again, HR's prose makes reading a TT review interesting, it takes me back to my old days of troubleshooting problems out of record playback systems.

Thanks for the memories.

Tony in Michigan's picture

I Love how you describe how this turntable it is very helpful to me. I'm pretty new to HiFi and have a Rega RP1, and are thinking of a better turntable. I have a PS Audio Stellar Stack and Kef LS50 Speakers. I have had this system for about a year now. One thing I have noticed is listening to more resolving music, informs me more when I'm listening to less resolving music commuting on my i Phone for example. I work a lot on spotty Web Conferencing meetings everyday. The sound quality is poor, but as I am familiar with my team I work with and know who they are and what they communicate like, I feel my mind fills in the blanks that the electronics doesn't. When I listen to Music on my PS Audio System, then switch to my iPhone, I still hear all the details, my mind is more aware and open.