Well tempered Lab Versalex Turntable

Well tempered Lab Versalex Turntable


What we Say:

We have long been fans of the Well tempered range of decks. The Well tempered Versalex is no exception. The Versalex looks like a stripped down version of the amadeus 254. Well tempered have managed to balance this simplification with performance extremely well.  The arm is very similar but the plinth features fewer layers and overall size is reduced..  The Versalex is much smaller in size and will fit on most hi-fi rack top shelves. The deck retains most of the performance of the larger more expensive sibling. A great performing deck.

The Versalex is typical well tempered construction. The plinth is made of laminated sheets Baltic plywood. The Main bearing is point contact for minimum friction. When pushed in the wrong direction it wobbles. This is disconcerting the first time you see it but once listening begins it is forgotten. The arm is the latest evolution of the well tempered arm, it started as a paddle and then evolved into a golf ball. This sits in damping fluid. The motor is isolated from the plinth to avoid the transmission of vibration. Drive to the platter is via a filament drive belt which is effective and inexpensive to replace.

If you are looking for a high end deck that is a little different then look no further.



For suitable cartridges look no further than Dynavector, Ortofon or Rega.




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What they say:

A multi-layer “Baltic” plywood plinth finished with a walnut veneer top surface. Baltic plywood is dimensionally stable and has a very natural resonance that also results in a natural “EQ” which is excellent for our purpose.

“It was the analog source that captivated most. It’s sound was relaxed, natural and effortless, but immaculately timed and tonally impressing”- Audio Beat


  • Symmetrex tone arm configuration
  • “Zero Clearance” platter bearing
  • Servo controlled motor with vibration controlled mounting
  • 0.004” polyester thread belt
  • Fully damped LTD tonearm featuring golf ball suspended in silicone fluid for optimum variable damping – Easy azimuth adjustment
  • Fixed headshell with no fussy setup
  • Isolation feet included
  • Acrylic platter
  • “Baltic” Plywood plinth finished in real walnut
  • Design Philosophies