EAT Forte-S (C 12″ Tonearm)
After the first impressive model Forte, Euro Audio Team follows with the small brother EAT Forte S. The last letter “S” is for small. Actually there is nothing “small” about this turntable.
E.A.T. reduced size of the huge platter from the 40 cm to 36m and its weight from the 20kg to the 15 kg. It is still amazing in comparison to the standard 30 cm. The sense behind it is to store inside as much as possible of moving mass that is getting most effective on the outer side of the big radius. You can say the following: double size of diameter and four times more effective sound.
The platter incorporates from the inner side sorbothane damping and from the outer side black damping matt produced from the recycled vinyl that make platter completely quiet.
Terrific inverted bearing construction with ceramic ball on the top faces to the Teflon. The pressure on the ceramic ball is reduced by two enormous neodymium magnets that are holding the platter and take over most of the load from the heavy platter. The big brother Forte has built in two motors in separate chassis that makes its imposing 70 cm width. EAT Forte S is “only” 55cm width and single-piece construction. It has also two AC motors but they are built symmetric on the right side besides of the platter, therefore you do not need two belts with different length as by big EAT Forte. Operating of the motor by display panel was getting simpler into the 3 main keys: 33.3, 45 and on/off button.
Both turntables are mass-loaded with huge magnetic feet, which act as a sub chassis. Forte S uses four magnetic feet with possible change of the height. This brings impressive low and excellently dumped resonance frequency of entire system. Standard distortions have no meaning at all for S and his brother as well.
The dimensions of EAT Forte S are 55 × 45 × 25cm. The weight of the complete turntable is 44 kg. The weight of the package is 35 kg.
This bundle includes the C 12″ tonearm, which combines all advantages of an unipivot arm with a cardan design. The uni-pivot in the middle only helps bearing to be less loaded. The traditional Cardan bearing insures high stabilty and easiness of use with very low friction. Also inside the tonearm is a special silicon-based grease to damp the tonearm / cartridge resonances by more than 50%.
The tube is carbon , super stiff and rigid and they made the headshell out of special light and rigid aluminium to get the perfect combination of the advantages of carbon with better inner damping of the aluminium as well as the possibility of tighter mounting of Highend MC cartridges.
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