... my core criterion of whether I appreciate a specific component or not is simple: Am I touched by the music or am I left cold? With the Transrotor the answer was unequivocal. The music touched me. The Crescendo was fully subservient to a turntable’s key task of erecting an empty stage upon which the music can unfold unhindered to pull at the listener’s heart strings. The Crescendo delivered in quantity what fascinates so many listeners about unsuspended high-mass tables. 6 Moons
The Transrotor Crescendo Nero has absolutely amazing fit, finish and technology that far surpasses its price. It has Transrotor magnetic drive system which is a Transrotor original technology. Others are just coming out with copies of this superb technology. But copies are never as good as the original. This drive system began with Transrotor tables priced at $100,000. In corporating this into a table that cost $7500 is amazing.
The Transrotor Crescendo construction is all hand made and polished to the most exacting standards known. A revelation in design. No other table looks like it or sounds like it. The platter is huge with so much mass it needs a lot of muscle to put it on the precision bearings. The mass compensates for any resonate frequencies which are detrimental to tables. The motor is silent and extremely accurate.
Tone arm and cartridge sold separately.
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Transrotor belongs to the German hifi scene’s true heavyweights. They are one of the three or four firms which both domestically and abroad maintain the archetypal image of ‘high end made in Germany’. During their very early days—they launched in 1971—there was a brief spell of collaboration with the UK’s Michell Engineering but founder, owner and manager Jochen Räke soon hit his own groove dominated by generous but masterful exploit of polished aluminium, acrylic, chrome and gold. In the fast-lived hifi biz, more than 40 years of success deserve serious applause. They also demonstrate that Jochen Räke must be doing a lot of things right. Full review