"A tale of the beauty and the beast"
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 !
MANUAL SPEED CHANGE
33.33 / 45.11 RPM
< 0.15% / 33 - < 0.13% / 45
WOW AND FLUTTER
< 0.1% / 33 - < 0.09% / 45
0-30 mN ( 0-3 g )
EFFECTIVE TONEARM LENGTH
EFFECTIVE TONEARM MASS
COUNTERWEIGHT MASS RANGE
6 - 12 gms
DIMENSIONS W × H × D
415 × 130 × 335 mm
with 9" B-Note tonearm - $ 1,595
Bundle / Included
with Ortofon 2M Red