The following is a press release issued by VANA.
Lake Grove, NY | June 21, 2016 – VANA, Ltd. (www.vanaltd.com) has announced that the European Audio Team (E.A.T) C-Major turntable, the company’s first complete analog playback solution, is available now through a carefully selected network of US dealers. The C-Major turntable has been engineered and manufactured in Prague to deliver superb performance with a sleek “super-flat” industrial design and comes ready to play right out of the box—complete with tonearm, cartridge, record clamp and dust cover. US MSRP is $2495.
The foundation of the C-Major turntable is an elegant low-profile floating chassis made from carbon fiber laminated MDF, which gives the C-Major it’s 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 tonearm 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 an easy task based on this design. All key features for cartridge alignment and adjustability are available on the tonearm, 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 highly regarded Ortofon Quintet Blue cartridge along with premium-grade 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,” DeFuria said.
Dealer Endorsement: “HiFi Buys has been deeply invested in the sales of premium class, analog playback systems for well over 20 years. E.A.T is a first rate example of a brand focused on the blending of performance and great value, delivering the exciting products that our discerning patrons demand.” Alan Jones – Owner, HiFi Buys, Atlanta, GA and vinyl enthusiast
VANA Ltd. is a full service distributor of fine audio products and accessories serving the US market. Based in Lake Grove, NY, VANA offers visibility and expertise to boutique manufacturers from around the world. VANA will provide dealer support and sales channel management at the highest level and maintains relationships with the most respected premium audio retailers.vanaltd.com