Turntable with single motor belt drive · 9” AVM tone arm, gimbal-mounted · Solid 37 mm HDF composite plinth with aluminum cover · 33/45 RPM look forward servo control · Spring-mounted drive on height-adjustable damping feet · Resonance-free dust cover · Dimmable and switchable RGB platter light (all colors)

Ortofon Cadenza AVM Deal

Ortofon MC Cadenza Blue AVM Edition

Best matches with ROTATION turntable or as spare part.

1790,00 € 1990,00 €

What’s new about the MK2?

The ROTATION R 2.3 MK2 is a huge leap forward for audiophile AVM turntables, featuring a specially developed AVM 9″ tonearm. The new AVM tonearm in the ROTATION 2.3 MK2 boasts numerous detailed improvements, including significantly enhanced internal damping to further shift the tonearm’s natural frequency outside of the audible spectrum for even more true-to-life sound. New manufacturing methods allow the gimbal tonearm bearings of the ROTATION R 2.3 MK2 to have still less play compared to the MK1 model. The motor control was also extensively revised and works even more precisely than in the original version.

Visually, the resonance-free acrylic dust cover known from the R 5.3 has also been adopted in the ROTATION R 2.3 MK2. In addition, you can now enhance your listening space with the ROTATION R 2.3 MK2’s brand-new RGB turntable lighting. The included remote gives you complete control over the ambiance, allowing you to easily set the perfect color, dim the light, or turn it off for the ultimate personalized listening experience.

AVM Audio ROTATION R 2 3 Silver Sideview 19112801

R 2.3 Origins and history

Creating a purely analog source based on AVM’s in-house developments by meeting the highest demands was already a long-cherished dream and from the very beginning a matter for AVM owner & managing director Udo Besser. The development of AVM turntables was accompanied by new, further refined phono stages such as the compact P30 Phono Stage or the modular EVOLUTION and OVATION phono stages, which are available with high-end tube output stages on request.

With AVM’s combined expertise in both disciplines, we as a German high-end manufacturer complete our expansive portfolio with exquisite analog signal sources to perfectly match our wide range of audiophile masterpieces. All AVM turntables are equipped with tonearms specially designed by AVM and feature a variety of technical refinements. As a result, the first turntables in the company’s history were developed in-house and became AVM’s very own contribution to the renaissance of the beloved vinyl record.

On the technical side, the ROTATION R 2.3 MK2 turntable takes its very own unique approach. The 9″ tonearm is exclusive to this turntable and is an AVM proprietary development. The belt drive of the ROTATION R 2.3 MK2 is similar to that of the larger sibling model at its core and is designed as a single-motor drive. The ROTATION R 2.3 MK2 is based on a 37mm slim plinth made of HDF composite material, reinforced with aluminum decorative parts, which effectively suppresses unwanted self-resonances. For the design and tonal tuning of the R 2.3, the Ortofon Cadenza MC systems RED and BLUE served as reference cartridges. The resulting synergy makes these systems, manufactured exclusively for AVM by Ortofon, ideal playing partners for the tonearm.


The ROTATION R 2.3 MK2 turntable at a glance

  • Turntable with Single Motor Belt Drive
  • 9″ AVM tone arm, gimbal-mounted
  • Massive 37 mm HDF composite plinth lacquered and reinforced with aluminum covers
  • Spring-mounted drive on height-adjustable damping feet
  • 33/45 RPM look-forward servo control
  • Fixed, resonance-free dust cover made of curved acrylic glass
  • Dimmable and switchable RGB platter light (all colors)
  • Delivered without cartridge
  • Recommended cartridge systems: AVM Cadenza Red or Cadenza Blue (made by Ortofon)
  • External power supply
  • Standard finishes: silver & black
  • Warranty: 2+2 years with online registration (cartridges are excluded from warranty)

How the press sees the ROTATION R 2.3

AVM Audio HiFi Test Logo 19110101
“The late turntables debut of AVM with two bull’s-eyes: The R 2.3 and the R 5.3 convince visually, technically and sonically in every respect.”
HiFi Test, Germany
AVM Audio Stereoplay Magazine Highlight Award Weka Logo 19110202
“Construction, measured data and sound of the R 2.3 are unimpeachable and catapult the brand from zero into the highest league of drive manufacturers.”
Stereoplay, Germany
AVM Audio Fairaudio Online Magazine Logo 19110106
“For all vinyl-savvy owners of an AVM system, the ROTATION R 2.3 is, if it weren’t for its big brother ROTATION R 5.3, a must-have anyway.”
Fairaudio, Germany
AVM Audio Lowbeats HiFi Magazine Logo 19110101
“The ROTATION R 2.3 is a sparkling clean drive – elegantly reduced in its design and highly stable in its audiophile character. The price of the R 2.3 is fair: For a reasonable amount of money, you get a clever and powerful sounding turntable that can easily compete with the best in its class.”
Lowbeats, Germany
AVM Audio Lowbeats HiFi Magazine Testimonial R 2 3 19112701

AVM .3 Cartridges Warranty

AVM gives 2 years of warranty for cartridges. This warranty is a warranty to the benefit of the AVM end-user (Purchaser) and may not be assigned or in any other way communicated to 3rd parties or the market as a “Manufacturer’s warranty”.

AVM undertakes to remedy any defect resulting from faulty design, materials or workmanship.

The Purchaser shall only be entitled to claim remedying of defects in the Products supplied and shall not be entitled to make any other claim for compensation, and the Purchaser shall not be entitled to rescind the purchase or claim a price reduction due to defects. AVM ’s liability shall not extend to defects occurring in materials supplied by the Purchaser or in a design required by him, provided that the defect is not ascribable to work performed by AVM .

AVM ’s liability to remedy defects shall only include those of which AVM is notified in writing within 12 months from the date of delivery. Warranty claims for pre-mounted AVM cartridges have to be made immediately as products are received by Purchaser.

For parts supplied in replacement of defective parts or parts repaired by AVM , AVM shall be liable under the same terms and conditions as apply to the original goods supplied for a period of one year, counting from the date on which the replacement/repair job was performed at the Purchaser’s address or the replaced/repaired part was supplied to the Purchaser.

However, in no case shall AVM ’s remedy ingliability extend beyond 2 years from the date of delivery of the original product.

Defective parts are to be returned to AVM for repair or replacement. The Purchaser shall bear the cost and risk of transport of defective parts to AVM , while AVM shall bear the cost and risk of transport of repaired or replacement parts to the Purchaser.

Defective parts replaced shall be placed at AVM ’s disposal and be AVM ’s property.

AVM ’s liability shall not include defects arising from faulty maintenance or incorrect mounting carried out by the Purchaser, alterations or changes made without AVM ’s consent in writing, repairs carried out improperly by the Purchaser or ordinary wear and tear or deterioration.


Analog Outputs

1 x RCA

Effective Tonearm Mass

13,5 g

Effective Tonearm Length

230 mm

Signal to Noise

-70 dB


18 mm

Downforce Range

0 – 35 mN, 0 – 3.5 g

Supplied Counterweight

For cartridges 6 – 14 g


0,5‘‘ (12,7 mm) Standard

Speed Variance

33rpm: ± 0.15 % max, 45rpm: ± 0.13 % max

Wow and Flutter

33rpm: ± 0.12 %, max 45rpm: ± 0.10 % max

Mounting Distance

212 mm (Platter – Tonearm Base, Linn Standard Mount)

Nominal Speed

33/45 rpm, electronic speed change (microprocessor-controlled)

Power Consumption

15 V DC/1.6 A (100-240 V AC, 47 – 63Hz)


Aluminium Black + Ortofon Cadenza Blue MC Cartridge, Aluminium Silver + Cadenza Blue MC Cartridge, Aluminium Silver, Aluminium Black

Product Dimensions

350 x 462 x 155 mm (L x W x H)

Product Weight

12 kg (Chassis: 8.5 kg, Platter: 3.5 kg)

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