Dual CS-800 Turntable

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The CS-800 combines a heavy MDF base with a floating sub-chassis in a slim cabinet. The aluminum platter is damped and covered with antistatic felt. It is driven at 33 or 45 rpm via belts by a DC motor with electronic speed control. LEDs indicate the currently set speed. The tracking force is set without weight by a torsion spring. The Ortofon 2M Red pick-up system is pre-mounted in the carbon-fibre composite headshell. A dust cover is also included.

A completely new designed turntable that lays the foundation for a new series from Dual.

The basic design is a heavy chassis in combination with a aluminium plated subchassis, which is floated on parabolic springs. Any kind of external interferences are minimized.

Three specially buffered aluminium feet in combination with the cardanic bearing of the tonearm make a complicated levelling of the turntable unnecessary. An unproblematic installation is always ensured.

The tonearm is lifted to a new lever by using the new Dual E(asymotion) wiring and the improved bearing (High Precision Surface). The electronically controlled DC motor is controlled by a newly developed touch switch.

Tonearm technology:

Cardan tone arm with mass tracking force set by a high-precision torsion spring. Detachable, Torsional rigid carbon fiber headshell with 13mm (1/2-inch) fixing-holes. Adjustable tracking force and anti-skating.

Chassis technology:

Solid MDF basic chassis in combination with a floating subchassis. Damped aluminium platter with antistatic feltmat.

Drive technology:

Manual turntable. Belt drive with polished flat belt. DC motor with electronic speed control.

Technical Specifications

Speed r/min.: 33/45
Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 22 kHz
Rumple unweighted signal-to-noise ratio: 48 dB
Rumple weighted signal-to-noise ratio: 72 dB
Eff. tonearm length: 211 mm
Crank angle: 26°
Overhang: 19.5 mm
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M Red
Dimensions (WxHxD): 440 x 130 x 370 mm
Weight: 5.5 kg