New C-Sharp Turntable From E.A.T.

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  1. 4Play

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    Not sure if everyone has seen the current copy of The Absolute Sound. On the cover you will see the C-Sharp Turntable from European Audio Team (E.A.T.). The company is an offshoot of Pro-Ject. On the home page it lists Jozefína Lichtenegger as the primary contact. I would assume she is the daughter of Heinz Lichtenegger who owns Pro-Ject.

    According to the article, the C-Sharp is the fourth turntable in the EAT lineup. The other three are the Forte, Forte S, and E-Flat. The C-Sharp is still out of my price range at $4,000, but for $500 more you can add an Ortofon Quintet Black. With an MSRP of $1,000, you are saving 50% off a brand new Quintet Black. I watched a YouTube video on the C-Sharp, and I found out the platter weighs 15 to 17 pounds!! The platter on a Dual 1219 weighs 7 pounds and I thought that was extreme. So far, this is the only high end turntable that has piqued my interest since the ClearAudio Emotion.

    It will be interesting to see/read what you guys think about the new C-Sharp. I think they could have come up with a better name for the comany besides European Audio Team or E.A.T. So what are your thoughts/comments on this new turntable?
     
  2. Beobloke

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    She's actually his wife!!
     
  3. theophile

    theophile Pheasant Plucker. Subscriber

    He married his daughter??? :smoke:
     
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  4. for_p1

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    For $4000 you get :

    S/N Ratio ( mechanical noise): – 40 dB, Signal to noise (electrical noise): -70 dB

    Are they kidding?
     
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  6. marcmorin

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    Maybe they tested the table with an actual album.
     
  7. sqlsavior

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    I sense a business opportunity to offer a B-flat mat! :)
     
  8. Dynacophil

    Dynacophil I ain't Phil, I'm 'phile

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    daughter, mother, wife...

    [​IMG]
     
  9. theophile

    theophile Pheasant Plucker. Subscriber

    Nice looking daughter. Despite the weirdness factor, I can see why he wanted to marry her.
     
  10. gusten

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    You can imagine her intellect?
     
  11. Mister Pig

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    Nice. Pre-judging her intelligence based on what? Her looks apparently. Not cool. She very well could be smarter than you....definitely smarter than a simple country pig.

    Ya done yourself proud with that post.

    Regards
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  12. gusten

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    Interpretations isn´t Mr Pig´s big skills apparently? How on earth did You come to the conclusion that this is what I meant?
     
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  13. muovimies

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    To be fair it was fairly easy to misinterpret though that's not the way I took it myself.
     
  14. gusten

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    Many things are easy to interpret the wrong way, especially if you want to, that´s how it is with writing on forums. And you don´t always very strictly express what you mean, for reasons. And to be fair, I don´t think *Herr Gris' was.
     
  15. 4Play

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    Let's keep the discussion on topic. The last thing I want is for a Mod to close this thread down. It amazes me how a thread starts out, and within a matter of a few posts, it get's so derailed that there's no chance in getting back on topic.

    The subject of discussion is a turntable. This is the first high end turntable that has piqued my interest since the ClearAudio Emotion.
     
  16. for_p1

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    Even then electric noise should be in 90s or high 80s, and mechanical at least 50. Otherwise I do not see what they ask 4 grand for. Their advertised specs are more in line with AT120 table category. $4000 is VPI Classic 3 range and VPI produces almost no noise while playing real disks. It is also twice as much than cost to get Yamaha GT-2000 directly form Japan.
     
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  17. gusten

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    Have You looked at hifi.de and hifinews.co.uk, they have tested the TT.
    Hifinews say you can download a lab report, but unfortunately you can´t.
    Rather good verdict overall.
     
  18. shelly_d

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    That was my first thought.In my mind, mechanical rumble that high is pretty sloppy machining and or construction.To where

    For what good rumble performance I would point you to the standard set by the Technics SL 1200 ii, -78 dB. That was met and sometimes bettered bettered by other Technics, some Pioneer and Denon turntables, and I am sure many more that I have not researched.

    Sorry, fancy looks and high price doen't mean good performance.

    Shelly_D
     
  19. ripblade

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    Where did you get those numbers? In the HiFi News review the numbers come up much higher than that.
     
  20. tnsilver

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    Seems like a confusion between weighted and unweighted figures. The Technics SL-1200, as speced by the mfgr, are weighted. The EAT (what a terrible name) TT measurement must be un-weighted, or it's a real puzzle.
     

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