Vana has begun offering the European Audio Team (EAT) C-Major turntable through a carefully selected network of U.S. dealers. The C-Major turntable is engineered and manufactured in Prague to deliver high performance audio from a “super-flat” industrial design and comes ready to play right out of the box—complete with tone-arm, cartridge, record clamp, and dust cover.
The foundation of the C-Major turntable is a low-profile floating chassis made from carbon fiber laminated MDF, which gives the C-Major its slender profile. The chassis rests on a conical TPE (thermo-plastic elastomer) suspension system along with damped adjustable feet that together provide superior isolation. The tone-arm and platter are mounted on a separate suspended carbon fiber/MDF platform, with the platter spinning on a hardened bronze bearing mated to a Teflon plated, polished brass housing. The C-Major utilizes a proprietary ultra-low noise AC motor and high precision power supply for speed stability. The platter and sub-platter are made from a rigid aluminum/magnesium alloy.
The C-Major employs a light yet rigid carbon alloy 9-inch C-Note Tonearm with a hybrid Cardan/Unipivot design that combines extremely low bearing friction with the highest possible stability. This configuration is not prone to wobble like many Unipivot designs, and there is almost no measurable bearing play in the lateral plane. Adjusting and maintaining consistent cartridge azimuth and anti-skate settings is simple with this design. All key features for cartridge alignment and adjustability are available on the tone-arm, including VTA/SRA, VTF, azimuth, anti-skate and a slotted headshell for overhang and offset angle optimization. In addition to the C-Note Tonearm, the C-Major comes equipped with the Ortofon Quintet Blue cartridge along with gold plated RCA outputs.
“The C-Major is really a turntable for vinyl enthusiasts who want a superb high-performance product that comes with everything you need,” explained Vana director of business development Stephen DeFuria. “Each component of the C-Major was chosen specifically so that the sum of its parts outperform everything in this price category. As an example, the 9-inch C-Note Tonearm is a smaller version of the arm found on E.A.T.’s $8500 model. This is an all-inclusive truly high-performance turntable that is ready to play your most cherished vinyl collection right out of the box."