EAT C-Major turntable

An entry level offering from E.A.T. that will satisfy seasoned music lovers who require a high-value-for-money turntable.

The differences between the C-Sharp and the C-Major are minor. All were incorporated to reduce costs and features, without compromising the performance. To achieve the lower price, the following changes were applied:

The C-Note tonearm on the C-Major is 9” in length instead of 10”
There is no separate speed control
The main chassis has a more compact footprint
The platter clamp is smaller
The platter is smaller
Complete with fitted dust cover

EAT C-Major turntable technical information:
Model EAT C-Major turntable
Nominal speed 33/45 rpm, manual speed change
Speed Variance 33rpm: ± < 0.09%, 45rpm: ± < 0.10%
Wow and flutter 33rpm: ± < 0.05%, 45rpm: ± < 0.05%
Signal to noise S/N Ratio ( mechanical noise): – 40 dB, Signal to noise (electrical noise): -68 dB
Downforce range 0 – 30 mN
Supplied counterweight system Counterweight 110 g without additional insert → for cartridges 5 – 9 g Counterweight with additional insert 148 g →for cartridges 9 – 17 g
Effective tonearm mass 14.5 g
Effective tonearm length 230 mm
Overhang 18 mm
Power consumption 5 W max / 0.5W standby
Voltage Universal swith mode power supply 15 V DC/1.6 A, 90-264 V AC, 47 –
Dimensions (W × H × D) 460 × 352 × 125mm without dust cover, 460 × 352 × 142mm (closed dust cover), 460 × 380 × 435mm (opened dust cover)
Weight (without box) 9 kg (turntable)

Hanss Acoustics T-10 turntable

Type : Rigid Turnable with Built in Belt Drive with Suspension
• Platter : 27mm Precise CNC Arcylic Sub Platter : 21mm Precise CNC Aluminum
• Bearing: Magnetic Suspension Low Friction Precision European Ceramic Shaft with Stainless Steel Ball
• Chassis : 430 x 320 x 40mm MDF Veneer Finished Wooden Base with Acrylic Dust Cover
• Color : Beech / Cherry / Walnut
• Motor : Synchronized European AC Motor,
• Speed : 33.3rpm/45rpm Manual Speed Selector
• Pulley : Aluminum
• Belt Driven
• Tonearm Base: Suitable for SME Tonearms / Rega / Others Available

Sota Turntables

The job of any turntable is simply to rotate a record at precise speed with a total absence of extraneous vibration and noise.
The main platter, as well as the sub-platter, utilized on the Series III MOONBEAM is made of a special high-density polymer. The special high-density polymer, precision-machined platter is virtually inert and is therefore effective in dissipating the resonant energy generated by the record-playing process, without the substantial costs of a properly damped aluminum platter system. To further neutralize the resonant LP, an energy damping interface mat in added to the thick Plexiglas main platter.
The spindle/bearing assembly of the MOONBEAM is a state-of-the-art design. Once again, SOTA has turned to the performance advantage of polymers. The bearing cup is manufactured of a high-tech material called Turcite™. Turcite™ is a Teflon-impregnated, self-lubricating polymer designed specifically for ultra-precise bearing applications, and is ideally suited to the turntable spindle/bearing function. In turn, the bearing has a nearly unlimited life and is significantly quieter than even the most expensive and precise metal-to-metal bearing assembly.
The drive system of the MOONBEAM consists of a sub-platter driven by a 24-pole AC synchronous motor designed for ultra-precise computer use. AC motors have the advantage of suffering no speed drift over time, making them ideally suited for precision turntable use. The motor drives a precision-ground, low tension belt which provides a vibration-free drive system for the rotating assembly of the turntable. The MOONBEAM is equipped for both 33 and 45 RPM speeds.
The chassis of the Series III MOONBEAM continues the design theme of isolation from noise and spurious vibrations. Environmental isolation means isolating the moving platter from all the physical and mechanical threats (footfalls, room resonances, air-borne waves) that will ultimately disrupt the retrieval of the information. The MOONBEAM accomplishes this task by way of its solid layering of an internally damped chassis, which effectively isolates the turntable system. Additionally, the MOONBEAM utilizes special energy-absorbing leveling feet to further damp vibrations. Furniture-quality wood veneer enhances this newly designed Series III MOONBEAM. The S202 precision tonearm is a straight, fixed-head tonearm with near frictionless movement. This design offers maximum rigidity, optimal coupling of cartridge to arm, and minimizes spurious resonances.

RUMBLE Less than -65db unweighted
WOW & FLUTTER Less than .1% RMS (DIN 45-507)
SPEEDS 33-1/3 and 45 RPM
WEIGHT 18 lbs. (12 kg)
DIMENSIONS 6″ H, 18-1/4″ W, 14-1/4 ” D
OFFSET ANGLE 21.63 degrees

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