EAT C-Sharp with C-Note 10” Tonearm and Ortofon Quintet Black Cartridge Option

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THE ROBB REPORT UK NAMES THE C-SHARP THE BEST OF THE BEST FOR THE "SLICKEST TECH MONEY CAN BUY" 

The C-Sharp is one of the most highly reviewed models in the line. The design starts with a super thin base built, up of two sections offering incredible stiffness and setup flexibility. The base section is constructed of the highest density MDF then finished is high gloss piano lacquer. The second top section is built from high tech Carbon Fiber which offers great strength with the advantage of energy damping creating a super quiet, beautiful design. 

An ultra low noise motor is mounted on the base as well as 10 damping feet out of energy absorbing TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomers = High tech high energy absorbing damping material). The cone shape TPE columns carry a SANDWICH sub chassis out of Carbon Fiber and MDF composite with ultimate rigidity.

Like all other European Audio Team platters, this one is high mass and built up of two bonded materials: machined alloy and vinyl. This allows for the advantages mass adds to speed stability, with both the greatest energy transfer from the record while quieting via the dual materials.

The tonearm is an entirely new design which combines the advantages of a Uni-Pivot with that of a Cardan design. The Uni-Pivot in the middle helps reduce bearing loading while the Cardan bearing insures high stability and very low friction. Additionally, this design uses a special silicon-based grease to damp the tonearm reducing resonances by more then 50%.

Motor control is done by way of an external speed control network with Stop, 33-1/3 and 45 RPM settings. Speed control is monitored by a special microprocessor unit insuring great stability and fast operation.

 
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  • Nominal speed: 33/45 rpm, driven by microprocessor, separate control panel, lighted control buttons
  • Signal to noise: S/N Ratio ( mechanical noise): – 40 dB, Signal to noise (electrical noise): -70 dB
  • Downforce range: 0 – 30 mN
  • Supplied counterweights: without additional insert → for cartridge 5 – 9g (125g), with additional insert → for cartridge 8,5 – 13g (142g)
  • Effective tonearm mass: 0.58 oz. (16.5 g)
  • Effective tonearm length: 10"
  • Overhang: .6"
  • Power consumption: 8.5 W max / 0.5 W standby
  • Voltage: Universal switch mode power supply 15 V DC / 1.6 A, 90-264 V AC, 47 – 63Hz
  • Dimensions: 19.7" wide × 15.7" deep × 4.5" high without connectors, 19.7" wide × 17.12" deep × 4.5" high with connectors in the rear panel
  • Weight (without box): 29.7 lbs. + 1.1 lbs. separate control panel