The Edwards Audio TT1 turntable has now been improved with the arrival of the new EA202 tonearm and an all new in house designed 18mm plinth. It becomes the Edwards Audio TT1 Mk2, which can be supplied on its own or with optional new TALK Zephyr C100 MM cartridge, or with the TALK Zephyr C200. Includes dust cover.
The TT1 Mk2 features a smart medium mass Medite water resistant MDF plinth onto which are mounted the 120V AC motor, a EA202 arm and a precision made brass bearing housing. The inner platter runs on a custom made ceramic 5mm bearing which runs in a specially produced light synthetic machine oil designed for Formula 1 applications. This is all topped off with a custom turned 12 mm custom made Acrylic platter, made in house and driven by our own custom made ‘Little Belter’ Blue belt and supported on 3 rubber isolation feet, designed to compliment the mass of the turntable.
The TT1 Mk2 has been designed to offer a great value/performance ratio and we believe makes an ideal ‘first’ turntable for enthusiasts who are either just starting out or returning to vinyl after dabbling in the digital world.
It has several upgrade options, like a ruby bearing option, aluminium inner platter with polished spindle along with arm upgrades such as our new rear spigot and counterweight assembly. All these together go to upgrade the TT1Mk2 to almost the complete TT2SE specification. On top of this there is the soon to be released stand alone external speed control box, the SP1 with 33/45 speed change both with fine pitch adjustment, in addition to which you can also use the ISO1 mains isolation filter to further enhance performance.
When used with the MM1 we think that it has a class leading performance and will show any digital based format a clean set of heels, especially for its money. Don’t take our word for it because others agree – see the US based Stereo Mojo review or the UK What HiFi 5* review in the November 2011 issue.
(Only in North America)
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