Forbidden City - "Liu" Turntable


Available in red and grey. St-100 shown.

Turntable-cutaway view

 Features of the LIU Turntable:

 The Forbidden City- Liu is a Beijing fashioned, more cost effective version of the award winning Droplet LP5.0 turntable, equipped with Consonance's
 own design tone-arm, the ST100 and the ST600. This turntable has inherited the precision stainless steel bearing, AC motor drive system
 and concept of sandwich structure subchassis from Droplet LP5.0 turntable, with a one-piece machined black acrylic platter and a well
 designed subchassis which features, through the use of graphite, a cost effective way, to give real value for the dollar.
 Actually the turntable has skilfully achieved the host of vibration absorption through a dual layer graphite spindle holder, working as
 a sandwich hard damping system. This has also been applied to the ST100 tonearms spindle fixing as well. The moulded, thick aluminium plate
 float on graphite rings, giving this turntable exceptional stability, dissipating unwanted vibrations away from the platter. This turntable
comes with an AC motor, in its own separate chassis, independent from the sub chassis, and the whole system sits on 3 stainless steel
adjustable balancing feet, to ensure the deck is precisely level.
Stainless steel bearing, with watch grade precision ( ± 0.1mm ) and finish.
It is a floating bearing design, that suspends the platter on a high rigidity industrial ceramic ball bearing, and a high rigidity industrial ceramic
cushion to reduce friction.

Turntable specifications:
Wow and Flutter: Less than 0.02.
Rumble: Greater than 80dB down.
Speed accuracy: Within 0.01%.
Motor AC power connection : 220V~240V 50Hz / 100V~120V 60Hz AC dependent on country.


Feature of T988 Tonearm :

The CONSONANCE 9" and 12" tonearms have outstanding performance and great flexibility.

These arms stand directly within our company moto, "Simple Human". Their simplicity is what makes them not only look and feel better but also perform better. With the oil damped pivot these arms can accept almost all types of MM and MC cartridges with no difficulty, heavy or light cartridges are not a problem. We at Consonance have strived to make an afforable arm with a low set up time so that you can enjoy it quickly after getting it. It has a totaly clean look, there are no extra 'gadgets' to get in the way. It is designed for listening pleasure not for it looks, but don't let that fool you. Its looks are very pleasing but the sound is what will really make you satisfied.
We designed the T988 and T1288 as a unipivot-radial design with 2 different arm lengths.
And an affordable price, to make anyone a true audiophile.

Our unique arms have:
1. A single rounded point unipivot bearing
2. Carbon fibre arm tube
3. Oil damping and low mass, excellent for MC cartridges.
4. Separate adjustments for VTA and Azimuth
5. Easy anti-skating adjustment
6. BONUS! We can also offer an extra arm shaft for those who want to have both lengths. That way you can switch between 9" and 12".The extra arm shaft will include the headshell and the top bearing. The tonearm weight can be switched easily between the two arms so an extra one is NOT included.

Technical Specification

T988 T1288
Mounting distance arm base 214mm 290mm
Tonearm length 9'' 12''
Armtube made of carbon-fibre carbon-fibre
Overhang 16mm 16mm
Offset 23 degree 22 degree
Cartridge weight 4 -22g 3 -15g
Downforce range 10-35mN 10-35mN
Weight(without counterweight) 52g 55g
Counterweight 85g 93.6g