The Omega Point 3 and the larger dimensioned Omega Point 5 are the two current models available from Fletcher Audio.
Over the past 3 years, Tom has been working obsessively to obtain a more in-phase player than his previous models. He has succeeded in this goal to such an extent, he has amazed all so far, who have heard the OP3 and/or it´s big brother, the OP5. One dealer who had the OP3 side by side with an Anna said the Anna sounded like an old tractor in comparison!
It´s still fairly easy to see that the new decks are Tom Fletcher designs – there are some basic similarities to his old designs. They are after all designed by the same man. The major improvements in overall sound quality however are due to almost invisible detail – at least to the untrained eye (and even to many trained eyes!). Ingeniously simple ideas that only a clever engineer with a vast experience in resonance travel would have come up with. His recent research into the marriage of materials together with new innovative ways to control resonances has taken the sound of our vinyl to a whole new level. Hearing is believing!
There are already 3 new models in the pipeline. The pre-production models are being put through their final listening tests and being fine tuned. The first of these 3 decks is expected to be ready for distribution by the end of 2010.
The first tonearm in the line up is the Zero which was launched in September 2010. One of the features of this new arm is a complete resonance free bias system. It is also possible to adjust the anti-skating bias while listening to a record. Tuning the anti-skating bias by ear is really the only way to get it right and being able to do so without lifting the stylus from the record makes the job a whole lot quicker and easier.