After the first impressive model Forte, Euro Audio Team follows with the small brother EAT Forte S. The last letter “S” is for small. Actually there is nothing “small” and this can be seen as a good joke.
We have reduced size of the huge platter from the 40 cm to 36m and its weight from the 20kg to the 15 kg. It is still amazing in comparison to the standard 30 cm. The sense behind it is to store inside as much as possible of moving mass that is getting most effective on the outer side of the big radius. You can say the following: double size of diameter and four times more effective sound.
The platter incorporates from the inner side sorbothane damping and from the outer side black damping matt produced from the recycled vinyl that make platter completely quiet.
Terrific inverted bearing construction with ceramic ball on the top faces to the Teflon. The pressure on the ceramic ball is reduced by two enormous neodymium magnets that are holding the platter and take over most of the load from the heavy platter. The big brother Forte has built in two motors in separate chassis that makes its imposing 70 cm width. EAT Forte S is “only” 55cm width and single-piece construction. It has also two AC motors but they are built symmetric on the right side besides of the platter, therefore you do not need two belts with different length as by big EAT Forte. Operating of the motor by display panel was getting simpler into the 3 main keys: 33.3, 45 and on/off button.
Both turntables are mass-loaded with huge magnetic feet, which act as a sub chassis. Forte S uses four magnetic feet with possible change of the height. This brings impressive low and excellently dumped resonance frequency of entire system. Standard distortions have no meaning at all for S and his brother as well.
The dimensions of EAT Forte S are 55 × 45 × 25cm. The weight of the complete turntable is 44 kg. The weight of the package is 35 kg. It is available in 2 options, high gloss piano black and high gloss Makassar (ebony wood).
Model Name/Number: FORTISSIMO S with EAT 12" C Note arm
Price (RRP): £8900
Choice Hifi Price: £5250
The platter has been upgraded with 12 brass inserts and one top brass insert under vinyl top plate add additional weight and further stabilize the platter for even better speed stability. It consists of two parts. The first part uses a soft alloy, the second part, a harder one. This reduces energy flow. The first part also incorporates the neodymium magnets. The platter weighs more than 22 kg. The diameter of the platter is 400 mm (not the usual 300 mm). This means that with the same weight you gain more moving mass on the platter. The platter also incorporates sorbothane damping to make it resonance free.
Fortissimo S Upgrade
The bearing is not standard but inverted with an oversized polished shaft. The new platter with its huge mass creates more energy, which has to be absorbed better. Therefore we designed a new bearing block with a chrome alloy able to withstand more energy and damp the entire system more effectively. In addition the bearing spindle has a new “Movic” coating with the lowest friction coefficient possible (6 times less than previous spindle versions). This is the same coating that is used by NASA for bearings in satellites.
A ceramic ball is used on the top because it is very hard and inert. This, in combination with a Teflon plate as a bearing mirror, is also a good damping device. Teflon’s accurate satin surface produces perfectly smooth movement without any rumble. The platter has a magnetic suspension using neodymium magnets. By increasing the distance from the bearing to the cartridge, the small neodymium magnets eliminate magnetic infl uence on the cartridge. Due to the magnets we can still move a large mass allowing the bearing to see virtually no pressure. This avoids rumble. (A mass loaded platter usually causes high levels of rumble.) The pressure of the bearing is adjustable. There are different philosophies about the bearing pressure. With the Forte turntable you can adjust it according your preferences and taste..
Technical specifications E.A.T Forte S
Electronic speed change * 33.33/* 45.11
Speed variance */- 0.09%
Wow and flutter ± 0.009%
Signal-to-noise ratio -73dB
Power consumption 4W
Outboard power supply 16V/1.000mA AC, suitable for your country’s mains supply
Dimensions (WxHxD) 550x250x440mm
Age: 6 months
Item Location: In Stock
Status: Second Hand