I first received an early production Merrill Williams R.E.A.L. 101 turntable System from George Merrill for evaluation in June of this year. It did not take much time for me to realize three things:
This turntable represents a complete re-think in belt-driven turntable design.
This is no re-hash or derivative of the famous Merrill Heirloom or Merrill-Scillia MS21.
This turntable may very well be a game changer.
As such, I feel it important that before we start the journey down the road of describing the Merrill- Williams R.E.A.L. 101, we should first get a bit into the head of the man chiefly involved in the design.