The flagship turntable from Well Tempered Lab. The Royale 400 brings some unique features that guarantee a great performance.
One thing the Royale 400 doesn't come with is unwanted vibration, which is controlled in three ways. Firstly by the unique 'golf ball' tonearm suspended in silicone fluid which provides outstanding variable damping. The plinth itself combats vibration through damping material that is built in between the anodised aluminium top and bottom layers, and also between the motor and tonearm coupling. Finally, the substantial mass of the plinth is isolated by rubber feet.
The Royale 400 comes complete with a purely mechanical 16” (400mm) LTD tonearm.
Unmistakably Well Tempered Lab with the emphasis on not only legendary performance but also providing exceptionally good looks.
What this turntable does do though, and far, far better than any in my previous experience is convey the performance of the piece. That’s what strikes one first, the sheer believability of what’s before you. After living with the Royale 400 for two whole weeks my only disappointment was the following two weeks getting over its return. more...