The tried and tested fully automatic technology is being rethought. Through the use of new materials and manufacturing methods, the performance of the turntables made in Germany from the Black Forest improves significantly.
A new development, the Dual E (asy) motion wire tonearm internal wiring, ensures a smooth drag of the tonearm and a brilliant sound. The bearing of the tonearm has also been completely revised. The mass-free tracking force is adjusted using a high-precision torsion spring. The torsion-resistant and removable tonearm head is made of carbon fiber, suitable for pickups with 1/2 "(13mm) attachment.
A DC motor with electronic speed control is used to drive the plate, which drives the vibration-dampened aluminum platter via a ground flat belt. The electronic speed monitoring is completely new, the synchronism has been improved again, the sound image benefits with an even better balance.
The solid wooden console made of MDF in combination with a floating sub-chassis (tonearm, turntable and automatic are floating) absorbs any form of vibration and impact sound. The completely revised console is part of the new development of the 458 and only serves one person to raise the sound performance significantly into higher spheres. The delivery includes the MM Technika AT-91E cartridge.
We endeavour to despatch same day for orders placed up to 12 noon on available stock items (items with stock message "Usually dispatched within 24 hours"). Please remember to check with us first for a physical stock check if next day delivery is important to you. Any items with stock message "Usually dispatched within 72 hours" are items that we do not hold in stock but order in from the importer or manufacturer as soon as a customer order is recieved. Occasionally these may be delayed beyond 72 hours due to importer/manufacturer stock levels but we will inform you as soon as we can if this is the case.
UK ORDERS: We despatch the bulk of our UK mainland items on a 24 hour service – Free of Charge. Non Mainland locations - Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, the Scilly Isles, the Scottish highlands and Islands, the Channel Islands and Northern Ireland may take a day or so longer and are not Free of Charge. Smaller items are delivered using Royal Mail recorded delivery or special delivery. Larger items are delivered using a courier service such as Interlink Express, DPD, UPS or DHL.
INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: We offer competitive rates which can be confirmed by email. Please just ask – we will need a full delivery address and telephone number. Smaller items are delivered using Royal Mail Small Packets Airmail with International Tracked and/or Signed depending on value of item and availability of the service. Larger International shipments are sent by insured and tracked services using DPD, DHL or UPS. If there are any delays due to specific customs regulations, etc, you will be contacted by Turntableworld or by the courier with a request for any further information required. Customs duties do not apply for shipments into any EU country (for a full list please refer to the EU Country List). Customs duties can apply for countries outside of the EU. Customers in these countries are responsible for all taxes and duties incurred when the items enter their country.
COLLECT IN STORE OR HOME INSTALL:At the request of the manufacturer some items cannot be supplied by mail order but you can click and buy them and then elect to collect them from our store or arrange a home install (if applicable). Applicable items clearly state that they are Collect in store or home install. Once ordered you will receive a message prompting you to contact us by phone or email to arrange for us to deliver and install or to reserve and collect from our store at your convenience, you will also be advised of the delivery time / stock availability as not all Home install / collect in store items are held in stock.