Dual Primus Maximus Manual Reference Turnatable

Model: PRIMUSMAXIMUS UPC: 426013667645 Item: 176565

Product Information

The Primus Maximus is a limited edition reference model. Only 100 units will be handmade on demand in Germany.

This flagship model is a showpiece for the best technology used throughout the Dual history, taking the key elements into one product.


  • Twin gimbal tonearm
  • Spring-loaded tracking force
  • Direct-drive

The overall result is an understated high-tech turntable, which performs through its musical representation.

Plinth: Aluminium / Solid MDF

The real wood veneers on the plinth are arranged individually every time, creating a unique unit. The critical components, such as motor, platter, and arm are fixed to a 10 mm thick aluminum base plate. The heavy top and base plates are connected to minimize vibrations.

Platter: Solid Aluminium

The heavy platter is machined from a solid block of aluminum and refined with a blasted surface finish. The 2.7 kg are exactly matched to the motor regulation in order to optimize the wow and flutter behavior.

Tonearm: Twin Gimbal design / Spring loaded tracking force

The tonearm base and both gimbal elements are machined from solid aluminum. Precision pivot ball-bearings are used in conjunction with hardened steel spikes to ensure the tightest tolerance within the tonearm assembly over a long lifetime. The tracking force is independent of gravity and adjusted with a torsion spring.

Motor: Direct-drive

The drive unit is engineered and made in Germany. Its regulation is specifically designed for the application in high-end audio, placing an emphasis on stability without quick start-up times and high torque. These attributes are only ideal for DJ applications and contra counterproductive for optimal sound reproduction.



  • Drive
    • Drive: Direct drive, Reference
    • Speed settings: 33 / 45 / 78
    • Wow & Flutter: < ±0,04 % (DIN WTD)
  • Platter
    • Material: Solid Aluminum
    • Mat: Rubber 4.5 mm
    • Bearing: Hardened steel spindle, sintered metal housing
    • Diameter: 304 mm
    • Weight: 2.7 kg
  • Tonearm
    • Auto-Start/-Stop-Function: X
    • Bearing: 4 x Pivot ball bearing, twin gimbal mounting
    • Effective length: 221 mm
    • Offset Angle: 24°
    • Overhang: 18.5 mm
    • Type: dynamically balanced, with damping
    • Stylus Pressure Range: 0 g to 3 g
    • Cartridge Weight Range: 5 g to 12 g
    • Factory-installed pick up: Ortofon Quintet Bronze
  • Plinth
    • Material: Solid MDF machined, solid Alu baseplate
    • Surface finish: Individual wood veneers, personally selected
    • Feet: Ø 60 mm / Elastomer, Height adjustable
    • Connection: 5 pin Tonearmconnector on RCA cable
    • Connection to Phono Input: Yes
    • Connection to Line Input: X
    • Digital Output: X
    • Dimension, closed dustcover: 450 x 370 x 155 mm
    • Dimension, open dustcover: T: 418 mm / H: 405 mm
    • Weight: 15 kg

What's in the Box

What's in the Box

  • Turntable, including tonearm and pickup cartridge
  • Dust cover
  • Platter
  • Platter mat
  • Hinge (2x)
  • Counterweight
  • Power supply
  • Mains cable
  • Phono cable
  • Singe puck
  • 3x Allen key: 2,5mm, 2mm, 1.3mm
  • Mini Screwdriver


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