E.A.T. is proud to announce the availability of its most important turntable to date: the C-Major. Why “important”? Because it represents a completely new price point, an offering from E.A.T. that will satisfy all seasoned music lovers who require a high-value-for-money turntable, and a perfect solution for those new to the delights of the vinyl LP.
The C-Major stands out from the pack of other turntables in its price range by offering greater performance and sophistication than ‘table that are usually available in the budget sector. It’s price point is even lower than the highly affordable and widely-acclaimed C-Sharp, which is EAT’s most successful turntable to date. In fact, it is the technology of C-Sharp that enabled the design wizards at EAT to develop the C-Major.
Super Flat and Highly Rigid
Carbon fiber and thermoplastic elastomer technology plus EAT’s superior design expertise made the super-flat C-Major table possible. The low profile base chassis is made out of highest density MDF. On this base the ultra low-noise motor is mounted as well as damping feet constructed from energy-absorbing TPE (thermoplastic elastomers a high-tech, high energy absorbing damping material). The cone-shaped TPE columns support a sandwich subchassis constructed from layers of carbon fiber and MDF composite for ultimate rigidity.
The stiffness is important for the creation of a super rigid base for the tonearm/cartridge and bearing/platter assemblies for quiet, accurate tracking. Any rumble from the platter/bearing assembly is directed to the energy-absorbing TPE columns. Furthermore, these columns prevent unwanted energy from the motor as well as other surface vibration from entering the subchassis or tonearm and ultimately the phono cartridge.
The bearing is an oversized inverted design with an inert, resonance-free ceramic ball on top. Around the bearing EAT is a heavy mass point, which absorbs any energy around it. The stiff carbon subchassis helps to direct all vibration to this mass point, and these vibrations are transformed into harmless amounts of heat. The platter is constructed from a special alloy of very inert aluminum and it, too, is damped by TPE inserts. The belt is made from special anti-static rubber. It’s glued and then polished for best performance.
New Tonearm Design
The C-Major’s tonearm combines all advantages of a unipivot arm with a Cardan design. The traditional Cardan bearing ensures high stability and ease of use with very low friction. Also inside the tonearm is a special silicon-based lubricant to damp the tonearm/cartridge resonances by more then 50 percent.
The arm tube is made out of carbon fiber, which is super stiff and rigid. The headshell is constructed from a special light and rigid aluminum, offering the advantages of carbon with the better inner damping of aluminum – plus the capability of precisely mounting high-end moving coil cartridges.
• Includes premium Ortofon Quintet Blue MC (Moving Coil)
• Extended length carbon fiber tonearm