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  • Transrotor Fat Bob Reference TMD Turntable. Now at True Audiophile.
  • Transrotor Fat Bob Reference TMD Turntable. Now at True Audiophile.
  • Transrotor Fat Bob Reference TMD Turntable. Now at True Audiophile.
  • Transrotor Fat Bob Reference TMD Turntable. Now at True Audiophile.

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Transrotor Fat Bob TMD Reference Turntable

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Transrotor Fat Bob Reference TMD Turntable. Sonic delight.

Now at True Audiophile.

"This is an analog front-end that I was loathe to return … after having it in my system for a few weeks. This roughly 85lbs behemoth of stainless steel, aluminum and brass, with its magnetic-bearing technology, had definitely cast a spell on me, and in a way changed how I critically listen to turntables.

I cannot stress enough how rock-solid the foundation is that the Fat Bob provided the SME and Koetsu. Sound-staging was wide, deep and gave instruments and voices ample room to interact, plenty of space around everything, I never felt like an acoustic guitar was in competition with a bass guitar for clarity, rather, instruments and voices were in a constant complimentary cycle. The Koetsu and SME worked seamlessly together to provide a startlingly clear window into every nuance of the performance on any LP I threw at it; and I threw a lot of variation at this combo to see if I could make it take a misstep or trip up, strain or lose its way. Regardless of what I played, the kit threaded its way with accuracy, aplomb and emotional intensity." -- Rafe Arnott, Part Time Audiophile

The Transrotor Fat Bob Reference is the upgrade to the Fat Bob S. A minimalist turntable purely built for sonics and simplicity. The massive base and platter is optimized to minimize resonance. It has a 7 lb Transrotor magentic bearing thus magnetic drive.  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 $9500 is amazing.* Arm and Cartridge not included.

Even the most stance critics admit the Fat Bob series sounds superb.

  • Transrotor Fat Bob S features:Metal turntable constructed from aluminum, stainless steel and brass
  • Plinth/Base: 50 mm thick, 32 mm wide stable aluminum alloy with an optimized design to minimize resonance
  • TMD bearing: 7 lb Transrotor magnetic bearing
  • Large tonearm base, which is fastened to the base, is designed to further minimize resonance
  • Inverted hydro dynamic oil fed bearing
  • Platter: solid aluminum alloy 80 mm thick
  • A second tonearm base can be mounted for a 9" or 12" arm
  • External regulated clean power supply, extra heavy duty chassis, with speed selection and fine pitch control
  • Motor: double synchronized operated and housed in a heavy duty chassis
  • Belt: precision machined and round
  • Dimensions: 8-1/2" h x 17-1/4" w x 14-3/4" d
  • Weight: 88 lbs

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"This is an analog front-end that I was loathe to return … after having it in my system for a few weeks. This roughly 85lbs behemoth of stainless steel, aluminum and brass, with its magnetic-bearing technology, had definitely cast a spell on me, and in a way changed how I critically listen to turntables. I cannot stress enough how rock-solid the foundation is that the Fat Bob provided the SME and Koetsu. Sound-staging was wide, deep and gave instruments and voices ample room to interact, plenty of space around everything, I never felt like an acoustic guitar was in competition with a bass guitar for clarity, rather, instruments and voices were in a constant complimentary cycle. The Koetsu and SME worked seamlessly together to provide a startlingly clear window into every nuance of the performance on any LP I threw at it; and I threw a lot of variation at this combo to see if I could make it take a misstep or trip up, strain or lose its way. Regardless of what I played, the kit threaded its way with accuracy, aplomb and emotional intensity." -- Rafe Arnott, Part Time Audiophile Full Review



Danny Kaey, Positive Feedback Online - Issue 12
"Wow! This was truly a knock-you-off-your-feet experience - the album shone with its fabulous bass lines. I never imagined that vinyl could sound so good, particularly in the lower end of the sound spectrum. I have played this record to many friends, all of whom walk away in utter disbelief that an LP can sound so good. Playing that track on the Fat Bob almost seemed like perfect sound forever - imaging, dynamics, pace, et al., took on an in your-the-room quality. Close your eyes, dim the lights, and you have the Holly Cole Quintet in your room."

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