VANA, Ltd., distributor of fine audio products and accessories, is bringing the European Audio Team (E.A.T) B-Sharp turntable to the U.S. market. With engineering cues taken from the company’s award winning C-Major turntable, the B-Sharp sheds all of the non-essential cosmetic adornments without compromising performance or mechanical integrity, providing vinyl enthusiasts with a superb playback option at a more affordable price.
The B-Sharp turntable features the new B-Note tonearm, made from a carbon fiber alloy that is light yet rigid with a black anodized aluminum headshell. The B-Note tonearm provides all of the key features for cartridge alignment and adjustability: VTA (Vertical Tracking Angle), SRA (Stylus Rake Angle), VTF (Vertical Tracking Force), azimuth, and a slotted headshell for overhang/offset angle. The anti-skate mechanism has been engineered for more intuitive calibration, improving ease of setup.
A proprietary low-noise motor, floating chassis, aluminum platter, and a high-density MDF low-profile base are included as standard features of the B-Sharp. Like the C-Major, the B-Sharp uses a high-tech TPE (thermoplastic elastomers) suspension system that works in concert with adjustable feet that provide leveling ability for the table. The B-Sharp comes equipped with a factory-installed Ortofon 2M Blue Cartridge, hinged dustcover, low-mass aluminum record clamp, and a felt platter mat.
“The B-Sharp delivers a level of performance commensurate with turntables at a significantly higher price point, and we are confident that the B-Sharp will bring joy and lasting satisfaction to music aficionados everywhere,” said VANA’s Nancy Weiner. “Factoring in the new tonearm, the easy-to-use anti-skate and the ready-to-play nature of the B-Sharp, we are confident that this product will become an instant classic.”
The E.A.T. B-Sharp is available now with an MSRP is $1,595.