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Dr. Feickert Firebird Turntable (Trio Motor Drive)

Dr. Feickert Firebird Turntable (Trio Motor Drive)

Regular price $21,399.00 AUD
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The idea… based on previous experience with Woodpecker and Blackbird Turntables, Dr. Feickert refined their applied concepts. The ability to handle two 12 inch tonearms was one of the principle design parameters along with simplifying the turntable setup and alignment procedures. They also focused on the visual perspective as well with evolutionary refinements in our form factor, fit and finish and presence. From a tonal standpoint the Firebird represents the pinnacle of the DFA product line, it is truly the new reference turntable.

The Mission
… was not to simply modify the electronics used from the Woodpecker and Blackbird – that would have been to simple, no, instead Dr. Feickert started from scratch with all new electronics. We developed a much more sophisticated type of hardware and completely rewrote their software, taking multi-motor-turntable operation to a never before seen level. Not to worry though, this new technology will also be integrated into their current Woodpecker and Blackbird tables, thus elevating their performance as well.

Running on three motors they chose the only geometrical configuration that really makes sense – the equilateral triangle. As already shown with the Blackbird, the positive effects of reduced drag force on the bearing is bettered by the triangle configuration as it also stabilizes the bearing/platter assembly by cancelling out all acting forces. All tendencies of gyration are effectively eliminated. Combined with an all new bearing with 80% reduced area of contact – which will also be fitted to the Woodpecker and Blackbird models – they achieve much lower friction causing less rumble and improving the wow & flutter even more …

The Result
… timeless elegance paired with perfect measurements. Ease of use at a new level that improves upon the experience from our smaller models. Easier to set up as we also designed new feet that allow a much wider range of leveling capability along with improved sonics.  In addition they have also implemented and improved their well known built-in Protractor TT for setting up tonearms and cartridges. An all new and more refined armboard-design that makes assembly even easier than before with enhanced accuracy. You‘ll be amazed at how simple it is to achieve the best performance.

The Sound
… pitch black background paired with pure dynamics, both macro and micro.  Power and stability meets neutrality. Whatever your choice of tonearm/cartridge is – the Firebird will reveal the most you can get out of it opening new horizons for your listening pleasure.

You will be completely confident that nothing is being held back. Sit back, relax, leave all discussions about the technical aspects behind you and just enjoy the music …

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Read Stereophile review here.


Top plate and bottom plate colour : Aluminium natural/Black structure finish

Upgrades (add $1020): Inertia Delrin platter with Brass inlays.

Veneer (add $599): Tineo, Zebrano, Walnut and Palisander

Warranty: 2 years (chassis and electronics), 5 years (bearing)


Firebird does not include tonearm. Tonearms are available at an extra cost, speak to Paul about a tonearm to suit. We recommend a Sorane tonearm which can be fitted at time of purchase.



  • Belt-drive turntable, 3 motors, 2 tonearms
  • Quick-release system for tonearms/armboards
  • Integrated Protractor for cartridge/tonearm alignment
  • Dimensions: 560 mm x 460 mm x 160 mm
  • Armboard: 205 – 345 mm pivot-spindle (9 – 14 inch eff. length)
  • Weight: 23 kg (chassis), 29 kg (without tonearm)

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