C-Sharp Turntable w/ Tonearm & Quintet Black Cartridge
Manual Belt-Drive Turntable with 10" Carbon Fiber Tonearm
E.A.T C-Sharp turntable
E.A.T , lead by Jozefina Lichtenegger, a lady with a distinction for elegance & design, went into the turntable business with a completely new approach . High End turntables get big, messy & bulky close to phallic, when the technical design goes into extreme!
European Audio Team wants to offer tables with the maximum of technology & performance but still with an elegant look. The Forte & Forte S with their special designed superlative heavy platter have been a revolution in the High-End Audio Market . Never has a turntable combined such Kinetic energiy in such elegant of products. Later the E-Flat topped the concept with the first UN-seeable super flat high end platter in a wonderfully mass loaded dual Motor Design.
The success of the E-Flat motivated EAT to bring an even more elegant and slim turntable to the market.
The C- SHARP accomplished this.
Thanks to new materials like Carbon Fiber & Thermoplastic Elastomer, Eat was able to design a new super flat table. The low profile base of the frame is made out of highest density MDF. Because of its flatness this base sits perfectly stable on any surface. The ultra low noise motor is mounted to the base, as well as 10 damping feets out of energy absorbing TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomers, which are a high tech, energy absorbing, damping material. The cone shape TPE columns carry a SANDWICH sub-chassis out of Carbon Fiber & MDF composite with ultimate rigidity.
It is important for it to have a super rigid base for the tonearm/cartridge & bearing/platter as there must be 100% no moving tolerance between the distance of the groove & the tracking cartridge. All the rumble of the platter / bearing is directed in the TPE columns. On the opposite, the TPE avoids that any unwanted energy of motor & surface or surrounding vibration leads to the sub-chassis or even to the tonearm cartridge.
The oversized inverted bearing has an inert, resonance free ceramic ball on top. Around the bearing we set a super heavy 700g mass point which sucks up all energy around it.The stiff carbon sub-chassis helps to transport all the vibration in this mass point. So vibrations are transferred in heat. The platter in itself is from a special alloy of very inert aluminum & is also damped by TPE inserts. It has 2 parts, a sub-platter & a main-platter, which keeps it flat although having a very high mass & kinetic energy.
The belt is made from special anti-static rubber. It's glued & then polished.
The tonearm itself is a completely new design which combines all advantages of a uni-pivot arm with a cardan design. The uni-pivot in the middle only helps the bearing to be less loaded. The traditional Cardan bearing insures high stability & easiness of use with very low friction. Also inside the tonearm is a special silicon-based grease to damp the tonearm & cartridge resonances by more then 50%.
The tube is again out of carbon , super stiff & rigid. The headshell we made out of special light, yet rigid aluminum. Which gets a perfect combination of the advantages of carbon with the better inner damping of the aluminum. Plus the possibility of a more tighter mounting of high end MC cartridges.
An external DC power supply unit with an AC Generator creates new total clean power for the motors . You also have 33 /45 electronic switching with it.