Döhmann Helix Turntable Two upgrade to MK3

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Standard Features:
Carbon fiber top plate option, Black aluminium top plate, Fully integrated Swiss high torque motor, Dual belt platter drive, Outboard power supply
33 RPM, 45 RPM, 78 and other RPM’s are available by request
Tonearm Mounting:
1 tonearm capability up to 12” (305mm) - select tonearm options below) simultaneously (select tonearm options below)
Standard Armboards:
Black anodized solid aluminium armboard (left side)
Shipping & Initial Setup:
Free of Charge (included in price)
5 year (online registration required)
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Upgrade for current owners of Döhmann Helix Two MK1 and MK2 turntables to MK3

Service includes pick up from dealer's/client's premises, shipment to Dohmann Audio factory in Australia, full conversion and upgrade to MK3 specification including replacement of motor, electronics and addition of PowerBase and re-conditioning of all old parts and delivery back to dealer's /client's premises. Client will be effectively receiving a new turntable.

Select your Helix MK1 or MK2 type in the upper menu over the "Add to cart" for exact calculation.


The Helix Two Mk3 incorporates the Döhmann Audio technologies into a smaller footprint with a single tonearm facility and is engineered to deliver unparalleled performance in analogue playback. It is the result of many years of research, development, collaboration and listening by internationally acclaimed analogue designer Mark Döhmann and his team.

When a stylus moves through the grooves of a record, it converts vibrational energy into an electric signal. The shape and cut of the grooves contain an immense amount of information and the objective of any quality analog music system is to interpret this information as accurately as possible. For that to happen the stylus needs to operate in an environment that is free of any vibrational energy & resonance that is not a result of its interaction with the grooves. However, in practice there is a lot of energy moving through a turntable system that the stylus picks up in addition to the vibrations associated with the grooves that it is designed to do. This unwanted energy can be heard as distortion, smear, added harmonics, channel imbalances and these types of sonic phenomena often obscure the micro details within the recording as well as add a colouration to the music.


The first step in designing a high quality turntable is to carefully measure where is this unwanted energy is coming from and how does it move through the system. At Döhmann Audio, we have spent a lot of time using sophisticated test equipment to measure the resonance profiles of common turntable designs because in order to improve the performance of a turntable, you must first have an accurate understanding of where the resonance is generated and how it behaves. Our research indicated that some resonance originated from the mechanical systems of the turntable (eg. motor, bearing, platter, etc), some from the environment (eg. building, floor, sound waves, etc) and some from the electrical systems (eg, power supplies, control circuitry, etc). Furthermore, the turntable also acts as a physical eco-system where resonance moves through the various parts and interacts with itself. We also made some ground-breaking discoveries about how the vinyl record itself interacts with these energies.

Once these insights are understood, the next objective was to find ways of minimising the sources of resonance and eliminating how they are propagated throughout the turntable. When we started our journey, we discovered that many solutions used by turntable manufacturers for decades where not really very effective and in some cases introduced their own set of challenges. Even well regarded, positively reviewed turntable models didn’t perform well when we measured them. If we wanted to make major improvements to the sonic performance of turntables, we had to look outside the traditional methods and technologies used by turntable manufacturers.

This approach is at the heart of what differentiates Döhmann Audio from other turntable manufacturers. Mark Döhmann looked at other industries that had similar challenges and investigated how they solved them. For example, electron microscopes in research labs cannot operate accurately if there is even the smallest of vibrations present. How do they isolate a microscope? How do fighter jet manufacturers deal with vibrational energies when breaking the sound barrier? How do NASA engineers isolate & insulate sensitive equipment in satellites from damaging resonant energy? How does electronic equipment used in volatile environments such as mining shafts dissipate energy without interacting with the surroundings? By investigating the research and solutions employed within other challenging environments and industries, Döhmann Audio has been able to develop new innovations and technologies that have never been applied to audio before, and the results are exceptional.

Another important philosophy of the company is ‘evolution’. In a similar approach to Porsche with their iconic 911 sports car, the best results are achieved from creating a great design in the first instance that is based on solid scientific principles and research, then continuing to test, measure, change and make incremental improvements as they become available. This way of developing and perfecting a design can be heard immediately when experiencing a Döhmann turntable and the turntables have been designed in a way where all previous versions can be upgraded to the current specification.

The Helix Two Mk3 was designed with the objective in mind to create a reference turntable system which incorporates all of the Dohmann technologies in a compact footprint. To achieve this ambition, Döhmann Audio has incorporated some unique design features and technologies, including a fully integrated MinusK vibration isolation system utilising NSM technology, a mechanical crossover network which is designed to dissipate mid and high frequency vibrations, a floating armboard, a custom designed Swiss-manufactured motor designed to Döhmann Audio’s specifications and carefully designed resonance dissipation pathways within the chassis. A separate box contains the external power supply and power filtration circuitry.

In October 2022, Döhmann Audio introduced the new Mk3 version of the Helix One which has the following improvements over the previous Mk2 version:

  • New Advanced Composite Bearing
  • New DC Power Supply
  • New Drive System
  • Improved Platter Design
  • New RSA resonance control technology
  • New Advanced Composite Armboard (ACA)
  • New Record Clamp with RSA Resonance Control

The Helix Two Mk3’s sound is immediately recognised for its purity and realism. It is designed to operate flawlessly in non-ideal environments such as older houses with wooden floors, upper floors, attics where external vibrations are carried through buildings – even those made from concrete, steel, and brick. Due to its revolutionary vibration isolation system, it is also not dependent on a high-quality audiophile stand. The design has made it possible to incorporate a level of engineering previously not possible at this price point and as a result, the Helix Two Mk3 is considered to be outstanding value. The more compact dimensions allow it to be used in smaller spaces and standard sized stands.

The list of innovations and unique technologies is extensive however it is greater than the sum of its features. It is a highly engineered precision instrument that serves as a perfect platform for the music to emerge and engage the listener emotionally. Musical information is released from the grooves of a vinyl record with energy and soul. Often chosen by discerning audiophiles around the world as their reference analogue system, as well as being the turntable of choice for many high-end brands exhibiting in major international hi-fi shows, the Helix Two Mk3 simply allows the music to flow and the full potential of the system to be achieved.


  • State-of-the-art custom designed Swiss-manufactured motor
  • Push button Speed Adjust
  • Separate external advanced DC power supply
  • Micro Signal Architecture© (MSA)
  • Negative Stiffness Mechanism Vibration Isolation (NSM)
  • Mechanical Crossover Technology (MCT)
  • Tri-Modal Platter system (TMP)
  • Edge Damping Ring (EDR)
  • Tone arm Damping System (TDS)
  • Resonance Tuned Suspension (RTS)
  • Diamond Like Coating Amorphous Material Bearing Friction Modifier (DLC)
  • High Torque Adjustable Drive (HTAD)
  • RSA resonance control technology
  • Advanced Composite Armboard (ACA) using custom ballistics grade energy absorbing technology
  • Record Clamp with RSA resonance control technology
  • Facility for one tonearm







Dohmann Helix II Mk2 Soundstage 2019 Product of the Year


The Döhmann Audio Helix Two Mk2 has been selected as the winner of the SoundStage! Australia Products of the Year 2019 Award in the Innovation in Design category. This is an annual award given by the SoundStage! Network which places importance on a product that offers a point of difference in terms of unique features, advanced engineering or innovative design.


Operation Operated by two push buttons on the table top plate for speed selection/on/off.
Speed Control Speed is constantly calibrated over 130,000 times per second to deliver precise 33.33 or 45.15 rpm (factory default). Default factory set speeds are 33 RPM and 45 RPM.
Please note that 78 RPM and other custom speeds are available by request.
Simple user-adjustable speed control is accessible via two intuitive push buttons on the rear of the main chassis.
Drive System Fully integrated Swiss-manufactured high torque motor (de-coupled).
Dual-belt platter drive designed to reduce static electricity and vibrations.
Tonearm Facilities One armboard to facilitate the mounting a tonearm up to 12” (305mm)
Armboard Comes with one Advanced Composite Armboard. Note that Döhmann Audio armboards are removable and allow simple interchange and calibration.
Finishes Available in titanium, silver or black finish. All Helix Two Mk3 turntables can be fitted with a carbon fibre top plate as an option.
Power Options 110-120 VAC, 50/60Hz 2A
220/240 VAC, 50/60 Hz 1A
Dimensions Turntable (without clamp, tonearm or power supply):
480mm (W) x 400mm (D) x 200mm (H)
18.9 inches (W) x 15.8 inches (D) x 7.9 inches (H)


Power Supply:
480mm (W) x 55mm (H) x 390mm (D)
18.9 inches (W) x 2.2 inches (D) x 15.4 inches (H)

Weight Turntable: 38kg (84 pounds)
Power Supply: 5kg (11 pounds)


The Helix Two was launched at the Munich High End show in May 2017 and was manufactured till August 2019.
The Helix Two Mk2 was manufactured from September 2019 till September 2022.
The Helix Two Mk3 was launched in October 2022 and is the current model.
Please note that all previous versions can be upgraded to Mk3 specification.

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Why is Titanium finish more expensive?

Set-up assistance and complete service available worldwide through authorized dealer and representative network.

DON´T FORGET To Register Your Dohmann Turntable for Extended 5 Year Warranty.

For any Dohmann service questions or claims please send message to service@sepeaaudio.com

User manual please find here.


5 year after online registration