Far surpassing virtually everything in its price point, the Parabolica is a dramatic step forward in analog playback at an approachable price. Grand Prix Audio’s patented speed control system and noise reduction techniques allows the Parabolica to confidently step into the arena with tables much higher in price.
Much like the Monaco 2.0, the ultrasonic speed measurement system functions far outside the realm of any playback frequency. An active feedback loop maintains platter speed by interrogating the platter motion with actual measurements taken nearly 300,000 times per revolution. The result is playback without coloration or flutter. The Grand Prix Audio achievement in frequency accuracy produces the truest possible sound from your record collection.
Proprietary direct-drive, fluid damped
Carbon fibre, stainless steel, aluminium, and visco-elastics
Trip-Planar arm options are available, please call or email for specific pricing.
Motor & Bearing
Slotted BLDC; Hydrodynamic, thrust inverted
13 in. diameter; 5 in. height
Weight (w/ controller)
<17 seconds to 45 rpm
33-1/3 & 45 rpm
74K+ cycles per rev.; 298K+ counts per rev.
Peak deviation from mean = 0.00015% 3 sigma
R.M.S. deviation from mean = 0.00011%
Wow/Flutter & Rumble
Brief review can be read here: https://www.tonepublications.com/analogaholic/grand-prix-audios-parabolica-turntable/