About Vyger

 

Vyger Machines

 

 

The firm was founded in 1993 by Giuseppe Viola who already had extensive experience in precision machining complex parts, though his experience with mechanical systems for analog playback had began many years earlier.

Mathematical and kinetic analysis of the turntable system oriented his research towards integral  air bearing systems on both axes and led him to the conviction that only this type of bearing combined with high pressure air flow can guarantee superior performance within the parameters briefly summarized below.

  • Complete absence of noise, caused in traditional systems by static or rolling friction of the spindle against the bearings, plus excellent rumble values – though the latter cannot be quantified using traditional devices like the Thorens rumble measuring coupler because it also functions by static friction (a steel spindle on a small teflon bearing).
  • High rotational precision of the axis of the turntable spindle, because air from the pneumatic bearing compensates for any defect in the mechanical rotating parts, with standard tolerances fixed at less than 0.001mm for radial and axial rotation. This parameter significantly influences the sound quality of an analog system as a low rotational error keeps the stylus more precisely centered in the groove thereby improving playback quality.
  • In addition, the integral air bearing provides efficient isolation from micro-sismic phenomena in the listening room, resulting in better playback dynamics for vinyl records.
  • Greater precision of the rotational speed of the platter because friction between metal of the spindle and the platter is limited to molecular kinetic friction of the air.
  • The absence of abrasion between metal surfaces ensures that the mechanical performance of the system is constant over time since, unlike traditional systems, no structural deterioration can be caused by friction.

VYGER machines all its own parts using CNC machine tools.

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