Brinkmann Audio Bardo turntable Specifications

Sidebar 1: Specifications

Description: Direct-drive, suspensionless turntable with eight-pole, speed-controlled motor. Speeds: 33.33 & 45rpm, each variable within a range of ±10%. Wow & flutter: 0.07% linear, 0.035% weighted DIN 45507. Rumble: –64dB.
Dimensions: Turntable: 16.4" (420mm) W by 3.9" (100mm) H by 12.5" (320mm) D. Weight: 32.6 lbs (14.8kg).
Serial Number Of Unit Reviewed: USUR054K.
Price: Bardo turntable, $7990, with vinyl platter mat and a polished granite base, but no record clamp; optional stainless steel and precision-ground crystal platter mat and a Brinkmann screw-down record clamp, $1500; 9.6 tonearm, $3990; Pi moving-coil cartridge, $2699. Optional Balance power supply (not reviewed) costs $1490. Approximate number of dealers: 10.
Manufacturer: Brinkmann Audio GmbH, Im Himmelreich 13, 88147 Achberg, Germany. Tel: (49) 8380-981195. Fax: (49) 8380-981233. Web: US distributor: On a Higher Note LLC, PO Box 698, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92693. Tel: (949) 488-3004. Fax: (949) 488-3284. Web:

Brinkmann Audio GmbH
US distributor: On a Higher Note LLC
PO Box 698
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92693
(949) 488-3004

bwright's picture

Great review - did you also try it with the Graham Phantom 2? I am preparing to buy the Bardo, and it would be interesting to know how they performed together, and what cartridge you would recommend. 

mlampton's picture

How does this Bardo TT compare with other direct drives?  Has anyone done a comparison against (for example) the reasonably priced Technics SL1200 that has spectacular specs on wow flutter and rumble?  (Alas I cannot afford both!)

-Mike Lampton

-Berkeley CA