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EAT B-Sharp Turntable 9"Tonearm, Dust Cvr, Ortofon 2M Blue

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EAT B-Sharp Turntable 9"Tonearm, Dust Cover, Ortofon 2M Blue Cartridge

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"In our unending quest (yes really) to find turntables that break the mold of fitting every price point at the expense of value and quality, we happily present the EAT line. These tables with all their tech and cosmetic beauty really should be more than twice their price. But given the access to a large factory, they are able to keep the prices down allowing music lovers an amazing value. This is a lot of table for the money." -- TA

The EAT B-Sharp is a most enjoyable moderately priced turntable that does most things correctly …within the price category. Its speed accuracy and consistency made listening pleasurable and relaxing. Imaging was stable and well-defined as was soundstaging. The ‘table and Ortofon Blue produced a satisfying spread and good sense of depth. In terms of colorations, as the tap test indicated, the B-Sharp tends toward a slight warmth in the upper mid-bass but the lower octaves are well-presented and bass through a system no doubt more robust and extended than with which this turntable is likely to be matched was well-controlled overall, deeper than expected and only slightly exaggerated. 

I can say is that you won't regret buying this one.

I can also say that the EAT B-Sharp is a well-constructed turntable with a high performance arm capable of handling a wide range of cartridges including far more expensive ones than the 2M Blue and with its full range of adjustments has advantages over some of the competition. -- Michael Fremer Analog Planet 2018

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"…this is an amazingly good table for anyone bit by the vinyl bug looking for an upgrade from their starter turntable… the core sound of the B-Sharp shines through. The B-Sharp is a solid table, offering sonic performance at the top of its class in all areas. Gliding through some acoustic recordings reveals general tonality and musical pace to be solid through the B-Sharp.

There is an overall “rightness” about this table…the sheer spatial ability of the B-Sharp; painting a large soundstage in all three dimensions. This is what you want from analog, but don’t get from budget tables. Finally, the tonearm/cartridge interface is superb, with the 2M Blue turning in one of the best performances I’ve heard. …the build quality of the B-Sharp is excellent throughout, and this is a table you’ll love having on your equipment rack, or wherever you choose to place it. The plinth has a lovely gloss black finish, and the tonearm is a work of industrial art. 

Priced as it is, the B-Sharp offers a high level of performance at a level that is cost effective for music enthusiasts with even a modest record collection. It proves to be an excellent performer." - Jeff Dorgay August 2017

EAT B-Sharp never-the-less is well conceived and put together, and proves to be a fine-sounding package. Just as the manufacturer intended, it feels like a stripped down high-end design, rather then a tarted up budget one. In Super Pack form for a whisker under 1600 USD, its a great value for the money and an essential audition. Sound Quality: 5 stars, Value for Money 5 Stars, Build Quality 5 stars — HiFi Choice Magazine 2017

"More simply stated, European Audio Team's B-Sharp turntable will not be a limiting factor if you want to employ far more expensive cartridges than the supplied Ortofon 2M Blue. If anyone asks you what they should buy, the EAT B-Sharp at $1595 is my personal benchmark for this market position. A no brainer, as it were, at this point in time. EAT's B-Sharp turntable it is an outstanding value! Remember to..." -- Enjoy the Music, October 2017

(Robert "Bob" Lefsetz is an American music industry icon, analyst and critic, and author of the email newsletter and blog, the Lefsetz Letter)

 "It’s hard to describe vinyl. The way it pulls you through the speakers. You’re not just listening, you’re involved. Humans make this music, and suddenly the organ sounds like someone is inside the speaker playing it, the guitars occupy space and the singer is singing to you. I dropped the needle on Bob Dylan’s “It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)” from “Bringing It All Back Home” and my jaw dropped. It was so intimate, it was like he was RIGHT THERE! ... You’d be wowed". - Bob Lefsetz November 2017

"I remain very highly impressed by the design, construction, and price of the European Audio Team B-Sharp turntable… simply stated, European Audio Team’s B-Sharp turntable will not be a limiting factor if you want to employ far more expensive cartridges than the supplied Ortofon 2M Blue. If anyone asks you what they should buy, the EAT B-Sharp at $1595 is my personal benchmark for this market position. A no brainer, as it were, at this point in time. EAT’s B-Sharp turntable it is an outstanding value!" - Ron Nagle October 2017

"Many a turntable leans towards an overly warm and lush sound, but this E.A.T isn’t one of them, instead it produces a realistic concert-hall sound with well-mastered classic music, thanks largely to its mix of detail and substance. Long may vinyl thrive and it is turntables such as this that will only help our old analogue friend survive. This turntable’s timing is excellent; there’s ample bass extension, a strong midrange with smooth as you like highs. You start to take in whole albums, listening to track after track, such is its infectious and revealing musical nature...this combination of turntable and cartridge delivers the music with sparkle and cohesion, superbly so for the money.

The B-Sharp is E.A.T’s entry-level turntable and it’s the real deal; meticulously designed, beautifully crafted and far from stupidly priced. It’s largely thanks to our European cousins that we are still able to buy quality turntables and play freshly pressed 180-gram vinyl on them. Anyone looking for a turntable sub-$3000 has to put the B-Sharp on the top of one’s list. It’s a no-brainer. - Nic Tatham  September 2017"

"And while E.A.T may consider the B-Sharp an ‘entry-level’ turntable, the truth is this range kicks in where many brands taper off." Marc Rushton  stereonet (Australia)

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**TA just had an educational chat with EAT USA master TT guru, Roy. Although he sees and works on these tables every day - hey maybe too many days a week, Roy, take a rest - he's always excited to talk about their unique differences and the USA influence on EAT.

Roy went into all the special aspects of their carbon fiber arm mated to the aluminum headshell to properly balance out and dampen the resonance frequencies of both. Something he reminds us is not done with solid arms of the bigger names. The large head above the arm pivot also uses its mass to balance the force and dampening especially when combined with the special floating sub-chassis with thermo plastic elastomers TPE (made by Ortofon especially for EAT).

This, in turn, works with the isolation adjustable feet. Even the record clamp is USA influenced. Many record clamps that screw down have such force exerted by owners that the outer lip of the record actually raises up. To counter this, the EAT clamp has a concave inner shape that prevents that from happening. Initially, a USA request, all EAT B-Sharps worldwide are now shipped with this clamp.

The low noise motor is also isolated to dampen the harmful resonance frequencies further. Add a 3.9 lb aluminum platter, fully adjustable arm (VTA/RSA/Azumith) and an Ortofon Blue cartridge as standard -- you get a lot of table for the price.**

Experience the B-Sharp Turntable

The engineering of the new B-Sharp turntable is substantially influenced by the award winning and enthusiastically reviewed C-Major turntable. We have eliminated all non-essential cosmetic adornments without compromising the performance or mechanical integrity, enabling great performance at a more affordable price. 

The B-Sharp turntable, has engineering cues taken directly from the company’s award-winning and highly acclaimed C-Major turntable. The B-Sharp sheds all of the non-essential cosmetic adornments of the C-Major without compromising performance or mechanical integrity, providing vinyl enthusiasts with a superb playback option at a more affordable price.

The B-Sharp turntable features the new B-Note tonearm, made from a carbon fiber alloy that is light yet rigid with a black anodized aluminum headshell. The B-Note tonearm provides all of the key features for cartridge alignment and adjustability: VTA (Vertical Tracking Angle), SRA (Stylus Rake Angle), VTF (Vertical Tracking Force), azimuth and a slotted headshell for overhang / offset angle. The anti-skate mechanism has been engineered for more intuitive calibration, making setup of the B-Sharp notably easier than competitive products. 

A proprietary low noise motor, floating chassis, aluminum platter and a high-density MDF low profile base are included as standard features of the B-Sharp. Like the C-Major, the B-Sharp uses a high-tech TPE (thermoplastic elastomers) suspension system that works in concert with adjustable feet that provide levelling ability for the table. The B-Sharp comes equipped with a factory installed Ortofon 2M Blue Cartridge, hinged dustcover, low mass aluminum record clamp ( in some countries is not included) and a felt platter mat-all included.

The B-Sharp delivers a level of performance commensurate with turntables at a significantly higher price Point. And EAT is confident that the B-Sharp will bring joy and lasting satisfaction to music aficionados everywhere. Factoring in the new tonearm, the easy-to-use anti-skate and the ready-to-play nature of the B-Sharp, EAT is confident that this product will become an instant classic.

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Specifications: 

  • Nominal speed: 33/45 rpm, manual speed change
  • Speed variance: 33rpm: ± < 0.11%, 45rpm: ± < 0.12% 
  • Wow and flutter: 33rpm: ± < 0.08%, 45rpm: ± < 0.07%
  • Signal to noise: Mechanical noise -40 dB; electrical noise -68 dB
  • Downforce range: 0-30mN; 0 - 3.0 grams
  • Supplied counterweight system: Counterweight 125 g without additional insert → for cartridges 5 - 9 g; Counterweight with additional insert 142 g →for cartridges 8.5 - 13 g
  • Effective tonearm mass: 12.5 g
  • Effective tonearm length: 230 mm
  • Overhang: 18 mm
  • Power consumption: 5 W max/ 0.5W standby
  • Voltage: Universal switch mode power supply: DC/1.6 A, 90-264 V AC, 47 - 63Hz
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 18.1" wide x 13.8" high x 4.9" deep without dustcover; 18.1" wide x 13.8" high x 5.6" deep closed dustcover; 18.1" wide x 15" high x 17.1" deep opened dustcover
  • Weight: 18.8 lbs.

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EAT B-Sharp Turntable 9"Tonearm, Dust Cvr, Ortofon 2M Blue

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"…this is an amazingly good table for anyone bit by the vinyl bug looking for an upgrade from their starter turntable… the core sound of the B-Sharp shines through. The B-Sharp is a solid table, offering sonic performance at the top of its class in all areas. Gliding through some acoustic recordings reveals general tonality and musical pace to be solid through the B-Sharp.

There is an overall “rightness” about this table…the sheer spatial ability of the B-Sharp; painting a large soundstage in all three dimensions. This is what you want from analog, but don’t get from budget tables. Finally, the tonearm/cartridge interface is superb, with the 2M Blue turning in one of the best performances I’ve heard. …the build quality of the B-Sharp is excellent throughout, and this is a table you’ll love having on your equipment rack, or wherever you choose to place it. The plinth has a lovely gloss black finish, and the tonearm is a work of industrial art. 

Priced as it is, the B-Sharp offers a high level of performance at a level that is cost effective for music enthusiasts with even a modest record collection. It proves to be an excellent performer." - Jeff Dorgay August 2017

(Robert "Bob" Lefsetz is an American music industry icon, analyst and critic, and author of the email newsletter and blog, the Lefsetz Letter)

 "It’s hard to describe vinyl. The way it pulls you through the speakers. You’re not just listening, you’re involved. Humans make this music, and suddenly the organ sounds like someone is inside the speaker playing it, the guitars occupy space and the singer is singing to you. I dropped the needle on Bob Dylan’s “It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)” from “Bringing It All Back Home” and my jaw dropped. It was so intimate, it was like he was RIGHT THERE! ... You’d be wowed". - Bob Lefsetz November 2017

"I remain very highly impressed by the design, construction, and price of the European Audio Team B-Sharp turntable… simply stated, European Audio Team’s B-Sharp turntable will not be a limiting factor if you want to employ far more expensive cartridges than the supplied Ortofon 2M Blue. If anyone asks you what they should buy, the EAT B-Sharp at $1595 is my personal benchmark for this market position. A no brainer, as it were, at this point in time. EAT’s B-Sharp turntable it is an outstanding value!" - Ron Nagle October 2017

"Many a turntable leans towards an overly warm and lush sound, but this E.A.T isn’t one of them, instead it produces a realistic concert-hall sound with well-mastered classic music, thanks largely to its mix of detail and substance. Long may vinyl thrive and it is turntables such as this that will only help our old analogue friend survive. This turntable’s timing is excellent; there’s ample bass extension, a strong midrange with smooth as you like highs. You start to take in whole albums, listening to track after track, such is its infectious and revealing musical nature...this combination of turntable and cartridge delivers the music with sparkle and cohesion, superbly so for the money.

The B-Sharp is E.A.T’s entry-level turntable and it’s the real deal; meticulously designed, beautifully crafted and far from stupidly priced. It’s largely thanks to our European cousins that we are still able to buy quality turntables and play freshly pressed 180-gram vinyl on them. Anyone looking for a turntable sub-$3000 has to put the B-Sharp on the top of one’s list. It’s a no-brainer. - Nic Tatham  September 2017"

"And while E.A.T may consider the B-Sharp an ‘entry-level’ turntable, the truth is this range kicks in where many brands taper off." Marc Rushton  stereonet (Australia)