Breakfast In America 40th Anniversary
Limited Edition Paris MkV
The Breakfast In America 40th Anniversary Paris MkV is a very special, limited edition turntable meant for true fans of Roger Hodgson and Supertramp! The B.I.A. 40th Paris celebrates the 40th anniversaries of the album Breakfast In America and of Oracle Audio who both originated in 1979! Only forty B.I.A. 40th Paris will ever be built, making it highly collectible! This turntable is exclusively available on Roger Hodgson’s online store, reserve yours today!
The beautiful artwork for the plinth of the B.I.A. Paris, provided to Oracle by Roger’s creative team, was inspired by the iconic album cover and it harbors Roger Hodgson’s 2019 B.I.A. 40th Anniversary World Tour graphics! Its design pays tribute to the title track by showcasing the lyrics of the song in the background. Integrating this signature piece of art to the Paris turntable requires the application of multiple layers of a very high-quality clear lacquer, fine-sanded at each step, in order to obtain its high-gloss, glass-like finish.
For this very special occasion Oracle has opted to re-introduce the famed Prelude tonearm in its MkII version after decades off the market! With its key operational features in chrome and its main body in white, the Prelude is mounted on a beautiful hand-brushed and clear lacquer coated aluminum tonearm board normally reserved for the Delphi turntable! Along with the white plinth, acrylic platter and record clamp, the B.I.A. 40th Paris compliments Roger in a very special way; after all, he is well known for wearing a white suit for his live performances!
Features & Options
The B.I.A. 40th Paris MkV turntable always includes the following;
-Serial number plate identifying unit number (1-40)
-Choice of available unit serial number at the time of purchase
-Roger Hodgson autograph laser etched hinged dustcover or full dustcover
-Breakfast In America LP Autographed by Roger
-Oracle Audio Prelude MkII tonearm in white & chrome finish
-Personalized pre & post-purchase tech support by Oracle Audio staff
Regular hinged dustcover
Dimensions: (WxDxH) 19,5 x 15 x 5 in.
Dimensions : ( W x D x H ) 19'¾ x 15'¼ x 8'½ in.
The BIA PAris can be ordered without a phono cartridge but by default it is always equiped with the Ortofon 2M Blue moving magnet cartridge which is compatible to any phono input on any amplifier, pre-amplifier or external phono pre-amp.
You can also choose from a nice selection of very high quality moving coil high-output phono cartridges!
Ortofon 2M Blue (default) - MM
Sumiko Blue Point No.2
high output MC
high output MC
Oracle Thalia / Corinth
high/low output MC
Optional phono pre-amps PH100 / PH200
For the occasion, Oracle is offering the PH100 in white, high-gloss piano finish for a perfect match with the BIA 40th Paris MkV!
Optional Turbo MkII Power Supply
The Paris MkV is driven by the same motor and circuit as the Delphi turntable, this opens the door to the use of the Turbo MkII power supply, which will reveal a whole new realm of details in your music!
Available exclusively on Roger Hodgson's online store!
Casino Rama, Orillia Ontario, Nov 22nd & 23rd 2019
The B.I.A. 40th Paris MkV is launched!
For more information on the Paris turntable, please vivist the Paris MkV product page following the link below;
Drive: AC synchronous motor, belt driven, external power adapter
Platter: Two piece platter consisting of an aluminum hub supporting the main acrylic platter.
Plinth dimension: (WxDxH) 19,5 x 15 x 5 in.
The height measured at the top of tonearm is 5"; the height becomes 6" with the dustcover installed.
Speed selection: Two buttons for 33 and 45 rpm, adjustable with potentiometer.
Suspension system: Adjustable, semi-floating sub-chassis on dual rod suspension system made of fibreglass and sorbothane decoupling.
Tonearm mounting specs:
Maximum center to center tonearm length accepted: 228 mm.
Power requirements: 100 / 120 / 230 volts @ 50 / 60 Hz
Turntable weight: 7 Kg ( 15 pounds )
Regular power supply: 24 to 28 VDC / 500ma