lunedì 1 settembre 2014

The French analog era: ERA 5055

Pretty difficult to set up, with a floating subchassis and a strange tonearm (Frictionless Pivot — a unique development based on a virtual design pivot), the French ERA 5055 embodies the principal technical advances which have given ERA its international reputation: the world's slowest-running synchronous turntable motor giving absolutely constant speed, ERA-patented Flexiprene belt drive, anti-skating bias compensation and smoke-tinted Plexiglass cover.

Somewhere I read that Jean Costant Verdier contributed to the design of these music machines...anyway, once restored, it's excellent performance-to-price ratio ensures that the ERA TT is not only unrivalled in its class, but it also compares with units of far higher price!


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