Transrotor Dark Star Turntable. Reviewers Rave.
Now at True Audiophile.
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
This is for the Transrotor Dark Star Silver Shadow Turntable ONLY. No arm or cartridge.
"If you take more time to give it another listen, without any hurry, all the details that seemed missing will appear. Like the beautiful cymbals on Bill Evans's concert of Top of The Gate, or Oscar Peterson's piano on the box set recently prepared by my friend, Dirk Sommer of HiFi Statement with his recordings from the cycle Exclusively For My Friends.
All it takes is to ease up a bit and approach the act of listening without audiophile-like expectations. Listening, rather than auditioning. That gives the Silver Shadow a chance to enchant us with its sound. It has everything you can expect of analog, without most of its stereotypical weaknesses. The compact, easy to set up, neat and pretty turntable from one of the most respected turntable manufacturers in the world, Mr. Jochen Räke, is simply perfect in what it does."
"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 matte black look.
Read the entire 6 Moons review here.
Read the complete Neil Gator in Absolute Sound Magazine Review
- Black chassis PYTC, 30 mm thick, platter 60 mm
- Aluminum platter weight optional
- Three adjustable feet
- Available with other tonearms / cartridges or even without
- Dimensions: approx. 18 x 13.4 x H 8.67 in (W x L x H)
- Weight: approx. 44 LB