Our business is engineering of turntables and drive components. We also
manufacture these components here in Germany. It may sound a little strange, in
the age of digital media. But I am strongly convinced that vinyl will still have
its fans, when some digital media is already out of business.
As vinyl is only a niche market, the technology of the actual playback equipment
follows always the same standard solutions. Nearly all drives use a belt drive
with a high rpm DC-motor or synchronous motor. In the late 70s or early 80s the
situation was completely different. Almost all top models were direct drives.
The old story that the best drive solution has survived is simply wrong. The
real reason is, there is simply no motor or drive controller for direct drives
available anymore. Even during the boom time of turntables, just a few companies
have owned this technology by themselves. Most of the other manufacturers simply
bought the components. When the know how companies left the “dying” turntable
market, the availability of direct drive technology was gone, too. So the belt
drive could step into the gap.
Exactly here is my point. As experienced engineer and design manager for many
years, I love technical challenges. The direct drive of turntables is such a
challenge. I wanted to understand this technology in detail. So I started in
2007 a project “my own direct drive”. The results were so encouraging, that I
made the decision to bring it to perfection and sell it.
After years of engineering, I can proudly present a new turntable with direct
drive technology. Best performance, extraordinary sound quality and a exclusive
design, that is the Langer No.7.
We also offer the drive components as a set. This enables a professional DIY
designer to use this high end direct drive technology. OEM design on request is
also a part of our business.