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Nieuwsberichten
« Gepost op: 24 augustus, 2020, 09:35:17 »
Direct Drive Turntable System SL-1210GAE55th Anniversary Limited Edition

All-black colour scheme

The SL-1210GAE’s 10-mm-thick aluminium top panel sports a meticulously anodized black brushed hairline finish. In addition, the operation buttons and tonearm also employ a high quality black finish that results in a uniform, premium appearance.



Special badge inscribed with a serial number

The SL-1210GAE is wholly made in Japan by skilled artisans’ hands, with a significant level of hand-made processes to ensure the highest quality possible. The top panel features a special badge, inscribed with the unique serial number to signify that it is a 55th anniversary model.

Strobe light can be turned off

Turning off the strobe light allows the listener to concentrate more effectively on the music, especially in dimmed environment.

Coreless Direct Drive Motor

Conventional analogue turntables have problems with degradation in sound quality caused by factors such as minute speed vibration during rotation and rotation irregularity called "cogging." In the SL-1210GAE, the use of a coreless direct-drive motor (with no iron core) eliminates cogging. Also, the twin-rotor construction reduces the bearing load whilst maintaining high torque, and also reduces minute vibration during rotation. These factors enable reproduction of the warm, high-level detailed sound available from analogue vinyl records.

High-Precision Motor Control Technology

The application of motor control technology developed for Blu-ray devices, and switching the drive mode depending on the operational status of the motor achieves a high starting torque and high speed stability for optimum playback.

Three-layered Turntable Platter

The turntable features a three-layered construction with a rigidly combined brass top-plate, an aluminium die cast core platter and a solid rubber coating covering its entire rear surface to eliminate unwanted resonance, thereby achieving overall superior rigidity and vibration damping. This delivers smooth rotational stability and high inertial mass surpassing the SP-10MK2 (the direct-drive turntable standard used by broadcast stations worldwide), as well as having more than twice the inertial mass of the SL-1200MK5.

High-level Balance Adjustment

When the weight distribution of the turntable is uneven, excess vibration or noise occurs during rotation, which causes degradation in sound quality. To counteract this, the balance of the turntable is adjusted at the factory by using specialised high-precision balance adjustment equipment for each and every item after the turntable is assembled. Turntables that have undergone adjustment are labelled with a sticker reading "BALANCED" to indicate that individual adjustment has been done.

High-Sensitivity Tonearm

The tonearm employs lightweight magnesium which has a high damping effect, with cold drawing improving the characteristics of the material and achieving the high-precision required. In addition, high initial-motion sensitivity is attained by employing the traditional Technics gimbal suspension construction with the horizontal rotation axis and the vertical rotation axis intersecting at a single central point, as well as high-precision bearings using a cut-processed housing.

High-Quality Terminals

The use of brass-milled and gold-plated phono terminals and ground terminals prevents degradation in sound quality while enabling the easy attaching and detaching of cables. Also the use of metal shielding construction inside the case reduces the effects of external noise.

Four-layered Cabinet Construction

A hairline-processed, 10-mm-thick black top panel of immaculate aluminium is added to a three-layered construction of aluminium die-cast, BMC(Bulk Moulding Compound), and heavyweight-class rubber. This four-layered construction combines high rigidity necessary for superb vibration damping with a superior solid build and a luxurious finish and feel..

Insulator

The specially developed zinc insulator features αGEL™, a soft gel-like material with excellent shock absorbing properties which is also used on the highly acclaimed, ‘flagship’ SL-1000R reference turntable. The high-density zinc die-cast housing offers superb vibration damping characteristics and excellent long-term reliability. The new insulator effectively isolates the turntable from external vibrations, ensuring completely undisturbed music reproduction whilst preserving every fine nuance and detail within the musical signal.

Specification

    All New Design for Redefining the Direct Drive Turntable
    Twin-Rotor Surface-Facing Direct Drive Motor
    Direct Drive Motor Controller
    High Sensitive Tonearm
    Brass-Top Turntable Platter
    Insulator
    Technics Definitive Design
    Inherited SL-1200 Series
    Heavy Aluminium Black Top Plate
    Turntable Speeds 33 1/3 rpm, 45 rpm, 78 rpm
    Variable Range Pitch 8%, 16%
    Dimensions & Weight
    W: 453 mm (17-27/32 inch) H: 170 mm (6-1/16 inch) D: 372 mm (14-21/32 inch)
    Approx. 18 kg (39.7 lbs )
    *Tentative *Height including dust cover
    Terminal
    Phono Output x 1 / SIGNAL GND x 1

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Re: Nieuwsberichten
« Reactie #1 Gepost op: 24 augustus, 2020, 09:44:30 »
Nieuw van ProJect: Debut Carbon EVO

The Debut History

In the mid-90s, at the height of the Compact Disc, Pro-Ject set a goal: bring back the analog sound experience. We decided to create a turntable that could deliver true analog sound at a price that a new, younger generation of record lovers could afford. It must sound great, be simple in setup and pleasing to use, then exude quality while remaining affordable. It should also come in a range of colors so it could serve as a centerpiece in any home. The first units that came off the production line in 1999 were a runaway success. We quickly scaled up production to meet the demands of a new wave of analog enthusiasts that the industry had forgotten about. After more than 20 years, the Debut is still one of the best-selling turntables in the history of Hi-Fi with close to 1 million units sold. The Debut made listening to vinyl an affordable option for music lovers, while its clean, minimalist aesthetic and premium finish options helped make analog fashionable again. We have continually improved upon the Debut formula, adopting new technologies and trends to ensure it was always the best option for under $500. In the early 2010’s the Debut Carbon was introduced, it stunned the high-end audio world by incorporating exotic materials such as carbon fiber, thermoplastic elastomer, and a cartridge with $100 retail value. The Debut Carbon exploded in the US market where the resurgence of vinyl was really born. Today, vinyl playback has once again become the center of music lovers’ systems.



The Evolution

Building a great high-end turntable requires design expertise. Building a great & affordable turntable requires not only expertise, but also skilled engineering, flawless manufacturing, advanced material sciences, and relentless passion. Creating a worthy successor to the legendary Debut Carbon required rethinking and reevaluating every component and each design choice. The new Debut Carbon EVO represents the epitome of Pro-Ject’s philosophy: high performance, clean aesthetics, and superb value. The elegant, simple aesthetic is unmarred by gimmicky lights, sliders, and buttons. It is a pure, high-performance turntable. Should requirements call for a phono preamp, Bluetooth or digital connectivity, USB interface, etc., we offer a wide range of external electronics, optimized for any application.

Good Vibrations – From the Record to You

Vinyl playback starts with the cartridge, converting what’s in the three-dimensional record groove to an electrical signal. The new Sumiko Rainier phono cartridge combines superb trackability with uncanny accuracy and clarity without sacrificing smoothness. Factory mounted and aligned on an 8.6″ low-mass carbon fiber tonearm, the Rainier offers a replaceable stylus that can be easily upgraded to a Sumiko Olympia (or even a Moonstone!) in a matter of seconds. No need to replace the cartridge, reset the alignment nor rebalance the tonearm. The signal from the Rainier is transmitted via a single run of high quality copper wiring direct to high quality RCA connectors with a completely separate ground, preserving the balanced signal from the cartridge output. The Debut Carbon EVO is supplied with our Connect It E: a semi-balanced, low-capacitance cable with superior shielding designed specifically to carry the delicate phono signal.



Modern Materials Meet Mass

The main platter upon which the record is played should be heavy and non-resonant. The Debut Carbon EVO approaches this problem by using our proven 12” steel platter, now lined around the outer edge (bottom side) with an anti-resonant thermo-plastic elastomer (TPE). The result is a heavier platter with minimal noise over an expertly engineered main bearing and sub-platter. The added rotational mass enhances the flywheel effect, yielding reduced wow & flutter and higher stability while damping resonance.

A Stable Stance

The Debut Carbon EVO benefits from the huge range of higher-level design elements Pro-Ject has to offer, incorporating the special TPE-damped metal feet from our award winning X1 turntable. Not only do the vibration-absorbing feet help isolate the turntable, they are easy to adjust and leveling the turntable is now as simple as can be. A perfectly leveled, solid & stable platform is crucially important for proper vinyl playback.



Vibes We Don’t Want to Hear

Motors vibrate. That is a challenge for any turntable designer to overcome as those vibrations can transfer to the tonearm and cartridge, negatively affecting sound quality. The Debut Carbon EVO features a new motor suspension system, decoupling the motor from the plinth to reduce the transfer of vibration. The only vibes we want are in the record grooves. Leveraging advanced damping solutions with high-mass composite construction, we created the new motor suspension system using a steel plate and TPE decoupling to isolate the motor while ensuring the spindle is perfectly aligned with the sub-platter for impeccable speed stability and smooth transfer of rotational force.

No Need to Watch Your Speed

Many turntables utilize AC motors that rely on your power line to maintain the correct speed. Many are so erratic they have to provide speed-control which needs to be monitored and adjusted over time. Some high-end designs offer an additional, usually expensive external power controller to stabilize speed. The Debut Carbon Evolution implements a sophisticated onboard power control circuit that generates a very precise signal to ensure accurate and consistent speed regardless of power fluctuation. There’s no need for adjustment nor gimmicky lights and sliders. You can simply rely on spot-on accuracy. Given the increasing popularity of 9″ and high-quality 45rpm records (due to their superior sound quality), we have incorporated electronic speed switching on the EVO. The speed selector switch is cleverly integrated with the power switch under the front left corner, which also maintains the sleek ergonomic design the Debut is known for.



Time for Evolution

The heavy, solid MDF plinth is painstakingly layered with eight coats of paint, available in finishes that look and feel luxurious. Debut Carbon EVO is crafted in traditional high-gloss black, white and red as well as in beautiful satin finishes including new soft pastel colors and a real walnut veneer. The engineering and manufacturing are the culmination of decades of know-how, investment, and passion. We build our products for the love of music, knowing that they might be handed down to future generations along with lovingly curated record collections. We have taken our most beloved turntable design and improved nearly every aspect of it. The result is an incredibly refined product with a price/performance ratio that sets a new standard.

New to Debut…

∙ Sumiko Rainier MM phono cartridge
∙ Massive TPE-damped steel record platter
∙ Motor, motor shielding & suspension
∙ Electronic speed changer & stabilizer
∙ Adjustable TPE-damped isolation feet
∙ Satin finishes incl. real walnut veneer

Specs

Speed: 33, 45/(78)rpm (electronic speed change)
Drive principle: belt drive, electronic speed control
Platter: 300mm, 1.7kg steel
Platter damping: TPE damping ring and felt mat
Main bearing: stainless steel, brass bushing
Wow & flutter: 33: +/-0.19%; 45: +/-0.17%
Speed drift: 33: +/-0.6%; 45: +/-0.7%
Signal to noise: 68dB
Tonearm: 8.6″ carbon fiber one-piece tonearm tube
Effective arm length: 218.5mm
Effective arm mass: 6.0g
Overhang: 18.5mm
Included accessories: 15V DC / 0.8A power supply, dust cover
Power consumption: 4W / 0W standby
Dimensions: 415 x 113 x 320mm (WxHxD)
Weight: 6kg net
       
Sumiko Rainier

Frequency range: 12-25,000Hz
Channel separation: 25dB/1kHz
Output voltage: 5mV
Recommended load impedance: 47kohms (MM input)
Compliance/stylus type: 10m/mN – elliptical
Recommended tracking force: 20mN
Weight: 6.5g
Dimensions: 32 41.5 11.3 cm
Color: Gloss Red, Gloss White, Piano Black, Satin Black, Satin Blue, Satin Green, Satin Walnut, Satin White, Satin Yellow

Features

8.6″ one-piece carbon fiber tonearm
Low-friction precision sapphire tonearm bearings
Sumiko Rainier phono cartridge, factory mounted and aligned (US only)
Heavy 1.7kg steel platter w/ TPE damping
Electronic speed selection for 33 & 45rpm (78rpm capable)
TPE-damped motor suspension
Premium gold-plated, chassis-mounted RCA jacks
One continuous run of high-purity copper tonearm wire
Shielded termination box
Height-adjustable TPE-damped aluminum leveling feet
Hinged adjustable dust cover
1.23m semi-balanced phono cable with dedicated ground wire
8-coat lacquered finish in 3 high gloss colors, 5 satin matte finishes or real walnut veneer
Manufactured in the European Union
Two year parts and labor warranty
       
Package Contents

Debut Carbon EVO turntable
Sumiko Rainier phono cartridge (mounted & aligned)
Adjustable acrylic dust cover
Drive belt for 33 1/3 & 45rpm
Drive belt for 78rpm
Adapter for 7″ singles
Connect It E phono cable with external ground wire
Felt record mat
Multi-voltage power supply

Price +/-  $499.00

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Re: Nieuwsberichten
« Reactie #2 Gepost op: 24 augustus, 2020, 12:49:42 »
BM goes vinyl ?  :o :o :o

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Re: Nieuwsberichten
« Reactie #3 Gepost op: 24 augustus, 2020, 15:49:44 »
Nee hoor, ik heb deze nieuwsberichten geplaatst voor mensen die dit interessant vinden.

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Re: Nieuwsberichten
« Reactie #4 Gepost op: 24 augustus, 2020, 16:16:56 »
Nee hoor, ik heb deze nieuwsberichten geplaatst voor mensen die dit interessant vinden.

Oef, ik werd al ongerust  ;)

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Re: Nieuwsberichten
« Reactie #5 Gepost op: 30 augustus, 2020, 14:41:40 »
Ik heb de gewone carbon met een Ortofon Blue element, via een Clearaudio Smartphono naar de pre.
Deze week enkele LP's gekocht. De meesten klonken op bepaalde plaatsen aardig vervormd. Blijkbaar minuscule braampjes die na de productie achtergebleven zijn (zou eigenlijk niet mogen). Nu heb ik de platen enkele keren afgespeeld met een oudere naald en de vervormingen zijn nagenoeg verdwenen.
Nu, It's my life van TalkTalk heb ik al op CD sinds het uitkomen. Deze heb ik deze week dus ook op vinyl aangekocht. Verzorgde uitgave, stevig vinyl maar geen 180gr vermoed ik. Klinkt deze toch wel stukken beter dan de CD! Dus raad ik iedereen, die niet enkel van klassieke muziek houdt, aan om toch een platenspeler aan te schaffen, hoeft zeker niet de duurste te zijn, maar wat een plezier...