ONE FOR THE AUDIOPHILE
The C-Major is the latest deck from EAT (European Audio Team), and is also the company’s least costly design at $2,799 (including the matching C-Note tonearm). It follows in the footsteps of the company’s widely acclaimed C-Sharp deck ($3,999), but at a price that vinyl newbies won’t scoff at (too much, at least).
It features a high-mass aluminium platter and a sub-chassis constructed from a sandwich of carbon fibre and MDF. The sub-chassis is separated from the main chassis via thermoplastic elastomer columns to isolate from vibration, and the tonearm tube is also fashioned from carbon fibre for its rigidity and excellent strength-to-weight ratio.
EAT manufacturers in the same factory as Pro-Ject (see over), which happens to be the world’s largest specialist turntable manufacturer. $2,799, audioactive.com.au
The C-Major is EAT’s cheapest turntable, but it still looks super-stylish