Thanks to new materials like Carbon Fiber and Thermoplastic Elastomer EAT was designing a new super flat table.
EAT C-Sharp turntable
EAT , leaded by Jozefina Lichtenegger, a lady with distinct for elegance and design, went into the turntable business with completely new approach . High End turntables get big, massy, and bulky close to phallic. When the technical design goes into extreme!
European Audio Team wants to offer tables with the maximum of technology and Performance but still elegant looking. The Forte and Forte S with their special designed superlative heavy platter have been a revolution in the High-end Audio Market . Never a turntable combined such Kinetic energy in such elegant products. Later the E-Flat topped the concept with the first invisible super flat high-end platter in a wonderful mass loaded dual Motor Design.
The success of the E-Flat motivated EAT to bring an even more elegant and slim turntable to the market.
Thanks to new materials like Carbon Fiber and Thermoplastic Elastomer Eat was designing a new super flat table. The low profile base chassis is made out of highest density MDF. Because of its flatness this base sits perfectly stable on any surface! On this base the ultra low noise motor is mounted 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.
The stiffness is important to be a super rigid base for the tonearm/cartridge and bearing/platter as there must be 100 % no moving tolerance between the distance of the groove and the tracking cartridge. All the rumble of the platter / bearing is directed in the TPE columns. On opposite the TPE avoid that any unwanted energy of motor and surface or surrounding vibration leads to the subchassis or even to the tonearm cartridge.
The bearing is an oversized inverted with a inert, resonance free ceramic ball on top Around the bearing we set a super heavy 700g mass point which sucks up all energy around. The stiff carbon subchassis helps to transport all vibration in this mass point. So vibrations are transferred in heat The platter itself is from a special alloy of very inert aluminum and is also damped by TPE inserts-It from 2 parts a subplatter and a main platter to keep it flat although having very high mass and kinetic energy.
The belt is made from special anti-static rubber. It’s glued and then polished.
The tonearm itself is a completely new design which combines all advantages of a uni-pivot arm with a cardan design. The uni-pivot in the middle only helps bearing to be less loaded. The traditional Cardan bearing insures high stability and easy ness of use with very low friction. Also inside the tonearm is a special silicon-based grease to damp the tonearm / cartridge resonances by more then 50%
The tube is again out of carbon , super stiff and rigid. The headshell we made out of special light and rigid aluminum to get a perfect combination of the advantages of carbon with the better inner damping of the aluminum as well as the possibility of more tighter mounting of High-end MC cartridges.
An external DC power supply unit with an AC Generator creates new total clean power for the motors . For sure you have also 33 /45 electronic switching.
A HIGHEND solution as the whole table.