Saturday, February 10, 2018

The Godfather of Analog Plays EAT B-Sharp

EAT B-Sharp at True Audiophile
EAT B-Sharp continues to impress. This time, the Godfather of Analog -- Michael Fremer

The EAT B-Sharp is a most enjoyable moderately priced turntable that does most things correctly …within the price category. Its speed accuracy and consistency made listening pleasurable and relaxing. Imaging was stable and well-defined as was soundstaging. The ‘table and Ortofon Blue produced a satisfying spread and good sense of depth. In terms of colorations, as the tap test indicated, the B-Sharp tends toward a slight warmth in the upper mid-bass but the lower octaves are well-presented and bass through a system no doubt more robust and extended than with which this turntable is likely to be matched was well-controlled overall, deeper than expected and only slightly exaggerated.
I can say is that you won't regret buying this one.

I can also say that the EAT B-Sharp is a well-constructed turntable with a high performance arm capable of handling a wide range of cartridges including far more expensive ones than the 2M Blue and with its full range of adjustments has advantages over some of the competition. -- Michael Fremer Analog Planet 2018

Naturally its for sale in our store. Explore the B-Sharp.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Sundara The Beautiful by HiFiMan

Ok, in Sandskrit, Sundara means “beautiful” or “lovely. So our title is not a reach.

The HiFiMan Sundara's is a product we've waited nearly a year to come out. They replace the much loved 400i headphones and have made the wait worth it. 

Rather than give you all the specs you can easily find on it page within our site, we thought it would be nice to collect reviews and let you hear them during the unboxing. Enjoy watching. When you're ready here's its product page where you can buy a pair.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Michael Fremer has a new Little Fwend

Little Fwend gets thumbs up from Michael Fremer - the grandfather of analog.

"It's an easy product to recommend for its thoughtful packaging, excellent instructions, high-quality construction and especially for how gently and reliably it does its job." -- Michael Fremer Analog Planet.

You can find Little Fwend in our store.

Video of the B-Sharp Turntable unboxing at True Audiophile

Here's a video of the B-Sharp at True Audiophile. You can see it through assembly and us dialing it in. As HiFi Choice Audio Magazine Review says: "EAT B-Sharp never-the-less is well conceived and put together, and proves to be a fine-sounding package. Just as the manufacturer intended, it feels like a stripped down high-end design, rather then a tarted up budget one. In Super Pack form for a whisker under 1600 USD, its a great value for the money and an essential audition. Sound Quality: 5 stars, Value for Money 5 Stars, Build Quality 5 stars"

Go to the B-Sharp page now.

Why EAT?

EAT B-Sharp at True Audiophile

Just had an educational chat with EAT USA master TT guru, Roy. Although he sees and works on these tables every day - hey maybe too many days a week, Roy, take a rest - he's always excited to talk about their unique differences and the USA influence on EAT.

Roy went into all the special aspects of their carbon fiber arm mated to the aluminum headshell to properly balance out and dampen the resonance frequencies of both. Something he reminds us is not done with solid arms of the bigger names. The large head above the arm pivot also uses its mass to balance the force and dampening especially when combined with the special floating sub-chassis with thermo plastic elastomers TPE (made by Ortofon especially for EAT).

This, in turn, works with the isolation adjustable feet. Even the record clamp is USA influenced. Many record clamps that screw down have such force exerted by owners that the outer lip of the record actually raises up. To counter this, the EAT clamp has a concave inner shape that prevents that from happening. Initially, a USA request, all EAT B-Sharps worldwide are now shipped with this clamp.

The low noise motor is also isolated to dampen the harmful resonance frequencies further. Add a 3.9 lb aluminum platter, fully adjustable arm (VTA/RSA/Azumith) and an Ortofon Blue cartridge as standard -- you get a lot of table for the price.