Here is probably one of the strangest upgrades you have read about in an age.
Michael Fremer wrote his CES 2012 Coverage in The April issue of Stereophile: “Brinkmann showed a prototype tubed power supply for its direct drive turntables. A tubed power supply for a motor? Ridiculous, right? Well, all who thought so changed their minds after hearing a comparison of Brinkmann’s Balance turntable driven by Brinkmann’s solid-state and tubed power supplies. I have no idea why it should make a sonic difference in favor of the tube supply, but it did.”
Brinkmann RoNT II vacuum tube power supply for all Brinkmann turntables including the Magnetic Direct Drive models “Bardo” & “Oasis”. Truly a remarkable upgrade for these turntables, noticeably fuller, richer sound. Music Lovers in SF demoed the prototype for their customers last month and ordered five!