EAT PRELUDE

"A tale of the beauty and the beast"

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 E.A.T. PRELUDE TURNTABLE

EAT is acclaimed for true high-end turntables that challenge the bounds of  physics to the theoretical maximum.

 

Now EAT offers for the first time a turntable that is genuinely affordable but able to provide "neutral" sound.

 

To reach the price target, compromises were required. The basic principles however remained "uncompromised".

 

We knew that all low mass / low cost turntables tend to sound boomy due to stored energy and vibrations.

The EAT Prelude however will surprise listeners with its exceptional dynamics and  an astonishing absence of colouration.

 

It is the perfect starting point for assembling a true audiophile hi-fi system.

Our plinth is protected by eight layers of lacquer which produce a luxurious look and finish. This is a first in this price category where the norm is a particle board chassis with glued-on veneer. Finally, a pre-fitted MM cartridge as well as an acrylic lid for protection from dust in included in the package.

 

To ensure a super silent and smooth movement, we used a very low tolerance and polished stainless steel bearing encased in a soft bronze bushing.

 

In this price range most will use a MM cartridge. So, we designed an ultra-stiff, lightweight and resonance-free carbon tonearm tube cast in a single piece. We avoided using a heavy headshell because a lightweight design with a MM cartridge results in more ideal resonant frequencies.

 

Et voila !! ... The new Prelude tonearm elevates the pre-fitted Ortofon 2M Red to a completely new level of performance !

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SPECIFICATIONS

 

MANUAL SPEED CHANGE

33.33 / 45.11 RPM
SPEED VARIANCE

< 0.15% / 33 - < 0.13% / 45
WOW AND FLUTTER

< 0.1% / 33 - < 0.09% / 45

DOWNFORCE RANGE

0-30 mN ( 0-3 g )

EFFECTIVE TONEARM LENGTH

230 mm

OVERHANG

18 mm

EFFECTIVE TONEARM MASS

8 gms

COUNTERWEIGHT MASS RANGE

6 - 12 gms
DIMENSIONS W × H × D

415 × 130 × 335 mm
WEIGHT

5.5 kg

Prelude

with 9" B-Note tonearm - $ 1,595

 

Bundle / Included

with Ortofon 2M Red

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OTHER E.A.T. ANALOG COMPONENTS

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EAT MC

Phono Cartridges

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EAT

Phono Stages

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EAT

9" Tonearm &

Accessories

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