This table has been compared to turntables costing $20,000. That's how impressive this table is for $14,000 less! All the features are what a person wants in a turntable from unique bearing to dampening materials. People who own this table are shocked by its performance/price. Astonishing for what it does for a system at it's price. It gets a BEST in CLASS award -- TA
"The Dark Star may be more approachably down-to-earth but it doesn’t convey much of a sense of compromise." writes Neil Gator in Absolute Sound Magazine Review.
"The Dark Star Reference staged broadly, with clear front/back relations but not maximal clarity and visibility into the final rows of an orchestra. This deck’s forté was clothing sounds with bodies and if in doubt, rather larger than smaller, with organically softened contours. This meant no particularly elevated airiness between the performers and no surgically acute outlines. I most keyed into its emotional impact." writes 6Moons Ralph Werner.
This table is eliciting equal raves whenever someone hears it at a show. The first time Transrotor has made a complete turntable out of the new material POM. POM has excellent resonance properties and leads to an elegant mattblack look.