I have a video which I will upload (did want to do it correctly when I tried from FB)....anyway in honor of the beauty.....
(I had also been tempted with Penelope, Lady Penelope. It was a toss of a coin).
There isn't much that wasn't done 40 years ago in turntables. All the big Japanese companies threw all their technical might, knowledge and resources including financial, behind these statement products. It wasn't a cottage industry. The difference was there was a complete undeserved and...
They were different. in may respects the closest is the Onkyo PX100M, though that has no magnets. Similar insofar as the rotor passes through the coils on either side. Only the copper platter is the rotor.
Great TT. Enjoy and i look forward to seeing your project evolve. The arms are available from time to time. Japan is the best place. Good arm, some of the wands better than others. They are very cartridge dependent.
Not 100% proven. Some have suggested, China to an American military camp, then to Europe in the trenches.
At the time German, US , UK & French troops suffered from it. None of them wanting to admit to it because of morale, named it "Spanish flu" as Spain was neutral in WWI. Spain was not...
Very interesting and thank you for the explanation.
Interestingly I have over the holiday changed my room around, moving the speakers from the livelier end to the deader end. The outcome has not been as successful as I hoped.
I have had to move damping out of the dead end. Still got work to do...
The very sad news is that Tim de Paravicini, the audio design genius of E.A.R., has passed away from cancer.
A brilliant audio designer and character, no doubt he will be greatly missed by all who knew him and had great respect for his work.
Really depends on the platter material: aluminum, glass, SS, copper etc. Some work better w/o a mat at all.
Oyaide BR-12 is good with lighter platters. Anachromat works well on some. Leather, I have had succcess on SS platters, though SS on its own it pretty good with central & peripheral clamps.
So after a week I think it is worth it. Some records it struggles with; those that are quite warped. However it does come with a 1 kilo steel sheet (foam backed) to help out by putting even pressure across the whole record. You don't have to use it but I have found easier with. On a few records...
Mine arrived yesterday. Been using it today....Best £11 I've spent in a while.
It does work. Makes the surface noise drop significantly. I'm convinced I could hear the static dissipating as I clicked. USB rechargeable.
Motor is the Linn Premotec and the PSU is the Revolution.
It is constructed of Aluminium and Delrin. Footers are magnetic floating.
Price is £5-£7k depending on platter materials, stands etc.
Evolution Turntable Website
Lee many thanks for the additional photos, helpful.
I have been in touch with him, his name being Lee too. The motor is the weak link being an LP12 (Premotec) with a fairly simple "Revoultion" PSU, but I have a plan for that. I hope to visit with Lee after lock down to see for myself.
Initial thoughts are very positive. Need to spend longer with it. It takes about 30-45 seconds to create the vacuum. Some records require 2 goes as the pump has an auto off. It really makes a difference with 100g/120g vinyl.
Some things I might have done differently. Anyway more anon.