Oracle Delphi Mk.VI Second Generation turntable Specifications

Sidebar 1: Specifications

Oracle Delphi Mk.VI Second Generation: Belt-driven, suspended-subchassis turntable. Motor: AC synchronous. Speeds: 331/3, 45rpm.
Dimensions: 18.5" (475mm) W by 5.9" (150mm) H by 14.2" (363mm) D. Weight: 35 lbs (16kg).
Serial number of unit reviewed: 11087.
Prices: $8950 with wall-wart power supply; add $800 for Turbo power supply ($1150 if purchased separately).

Oracle SME Tonearm: Pivoted, dynamically balanced, nominally 9" tonearm with one-piece, die-cast, magnesium-alloy armtube. Pivot to spindle: 215.35mm. Effective length: 233.15mm. Offset angle: 23°. Overhang: 17.8mm. VTF: Dynamic, adjustable, 0–3gm. Effective mass: 10–11gm.
Serial numbers of units reviewed: 58001 (first), 59422 (second).
Price: $6750.

Approximate number of dealers: 25. Warranty: 2 years.
Manufacturer: Oracle Audio Technologies, 6136 Boulevard Bertrand Fabi, Suite 101, Sherbrooke, Quebec J1N 2P3, Canada. Tel: (819) 864-0480. Fax: (819) 864-9641. Web:

Oracle Audio Technologies
6136 Boulevard Bertrand Fabi, Suite 101
Sherbrooke, Quebec J1N 2P3
(819) 864-0480

spacehound's picture

Sometimes I wish CDs and computer audio had never been invented.

Only then could I justify such a beautiful thing to myself.

Osgood Crinkly III's picture

O, how lovely! Acrylic and stainless steel, flashy & pretty, but the least absorbent material. Is that an SME II or III? Why not a V?

BogdanR's picture

... not stainless steel.

BogdanR's picture

I own an upgraded Mk3 Delphi with a Turbo power supply and an old Alphason HR 100. Nothing creepy or Christmasy about it. There are people out there with unipivot arms on suspended decks. Much scarier, especially in use.
There are many "unfortunate" combinations possible on a Delphi, linear tracking arms leaning (all puns intended) perhaps toward the end of the scale. Why the Alphason or Infinity reference then? Perhaps they cannot protest, that's why...
As a Stereophile reviewer, especially one into vintage stuff, you might find one of those ridiculously old arms holding their weight (all puns intended again) rather well even compared to the exotic stuff on the market today. Try one of those old Alphasons, who knows, it might turn to be just like Christmas...