EAT Prelude Turntable
A neutral turntable with a heavy aluminum platter on a dense MDF lacquered plinth
The EAT Prelude - an affordable high-end turntable! EAT designs use mass to reduce extraneous vibrations, resonances, and coloration of the sound. A heavyweight aluminum platter uses a low tolerance polished stainless steel spindle in a soft bronze bushing, to ensure super silent and smooth movement. The plinth is made out of very dense MDF, which has eight layers of lacquer on it. At this pricepoint you often see particle board with glued laminate.
EAT uses a free-standing 100% isolated motor with no connection to the plinth. The Prelude also includes a precision diamond-cut pulley, a high damping, precision-cut drive belt, and high purity balanced copper cable.
The new 9" A-Note tonearm uses a lightweight, ultra-stiff and resonance-free carbon tonearm tube, fabricated as a single piece. Unusual for this price is the bearing block for the tonearm and the counterweight. The mass bearing block acts as an energy sink for all resonances from the cartridge as well as low frequencies from the plinth.
The counterweight implements an anti-resonator damper to reduce the amplitude of the natural tonearm/cartridge resonance. In addition, the counterweight is marked to easily allow for setting the cartridge downforce, and the anti-skate is even easier!
EAT has chosen one of the best buy cartridges available today, a perfect partner for Prelude. A hinged acrylic dustcover also is included, and the elegant piano lacquer finish fits into every home.
- 9" A-Note tonearm
- Isolated outboard motor
- Ortofon 2M Red cartridge
- Dustcover included
Speeds: 33, 45 RPM, manual speed change
Cartridge weight range: 6-12 g
Effective tonearm mass: 8 g
Effective tonearm length: 230 mm
Dimensions (WHD): 16.3" x 5.1" x 13.18"
Weight: 12.1 lb