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BRINKMANN Balance “33rd Anniversary” Edition

BRINKMANN Balance “33rd Anniversary” Edition

In continuous production since May, 1985, Balance is universally esteemed as one of the world’s premier turntable designs…and one of the most enduring. Although its basic concept remains unchanged, Balance has enjoyed a series of enhancements which has kept its performance “State of the Art” for more than three decades: an unprecedented achievement in High End Audio. (For a history of Balance’s extraordinary evolution, please request a copy of our brochure “A Question of Balance”) Proof of its excellence, Balance is utilized as the absolute reference turntable by manufacturers, reviewers, mastering engineers and magazines worldwide, and has earned virtually every prestigious HiFi award.  


Inspired by Leica, whose classic rangefinder cameras embody the same standards of perfection and design longevity, Brinkmann proudly announces our “33-1/3 Anniversary” Balance. Limited to 33 sequentially numbered, two-arm ‘tables, this Collector’s Edition features unique engraving on the arm base, identifying it as unique. Our Special Edition comes with every option imaginable: a 12.1 Tonearm (the second base will be drilled for customer’s choice of arm), RöNt II outfitted with NOS (original British) Mullard tubes for superior sonics, a custom version of HRS’ latest “Reference-series” Isolation Base and a richly illustrated “Coffee Table Book,” autographed by Helmut, detailing the history of Brinkmann and Balance.  


For devotees of Brinkmann, or for those connoisseurs who demand the best, this Balance is the finest turntable we know how to make. “33rd Anniversary” Edition: The Collectible Balance.  



    UK Shipping: 

    APC Overnight (up to 30kg). The premium Next Day service is upgraded on request to 12 noon delivery / SECURITY / Saturday and various options. We have found APC to be a reliable, courteous and predictable service.


    Europe, EC, and abroad: 

    For every despatch we use a professional broker to organize the fastest and highest quality shippers, and we normally use DHL or UPS depending on territory. Our broker monitors the documentation and Customs Clearance carried out by these two reliable carriers.

    Above 30kg: 

    For UK and overseas we use pallet shipping which is a professional service and avoids risks of mishandling and loss. It is not expensive under our contractors and worth a quote.


    The Music Room enjoys a 40-year tradition of customer care and at time of writing, full 5-star Google reviews. In addition UK customers enjoy the legal rights of mail order and distant selling. 

    We have exported happily for many years and most probably have happy customers in your country who will confirm our reliability and refund in the event of mishaps. 

    Refunds can only be made by the same payment form and to the same account to avoid possible fraud or money laundering.

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  • Manufacturer's Description

    The Anniversary Balance special features:  

    - Limited to 33 sequentially-numbered turntables: 01/33-33/33.  

    - All 33 Anniversary units are “2-arm” Balances.  

    - Includes one Brinkmann 12.1. The second base will be prepared for the customer’s choice of arm.  

    - RöNt II Power supply with selected NOS (original UK) Mullard tubes for ultimate sound.  

    - Specifically developed HRS Isolation Base, effective from Subsonic to 40KHz, Engraved with Brinkmann and HRS logos.  

    - Deluxe “Coffee Table Book” signed by Helmut, detailing the 33-year history of Brinkmann Audio and the Balance, with rich photography featuring Brinkmann Audio products.  

    - Delivered in custom flight cases. 


    Brinkmann Anniversary Balance


    Drive precision ground round belt
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 550 x 400 x 140 mm
    Weight 35 kg
    Platter weight 18 kg, Ø 316 mm, height 90 mm.
    Platter surface planar polished crystal glass (recessed mounting)
    Tonearm base one base for the 12.1 tonearm with Anniversary engraving,
      second base will be prepared for the customer’s choice of arm
      (arm mountings available for virtually any tonearm),
      easy and quick exchange and adjustments are provided via a collar system.
    Included in delivery 2-arm turntable, 12.1 tonearm,
      RöNt II tube power supply with selected NOS (original UK) Mullard tubes,
      screw-down record clamp, solid state power supply for bearing heater, tools,
      specifically developed HRS isolation base,
      deluxe “Coffee Table Book” signed by Helmut Brinkmann, delivered in flight cases
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