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TW-Acustic Raven GT

£6,150.00

Raven GT Turntable
TW Acustic’s compact turntable

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Description

The newly-developed Raven GT is not simply there to fill the gap between their old base model the Raven One and the classic Raven AC. It incorporates knowledge and experience that TW Acustic have made over the years. The primary aim was to be able to offer a compact turntable which could run two tonearms without any sonic compromise for a reasonable price.

The basic shape is similar to the Raven One. However, unlike the Raven One, the 22kg chassis of the GT is made from black anodised Aluminium, and due to its shape is considerably more compact and takes up little more space than a 12″ LP. The ability to attach two tonearms was the basis for the design. TW Acustic have dispensed with the elaborate alteration involving a separate motor housing which was the case with the Raven One. The GT’s motor is located directly in the chassis, right behind the 6kg platter, so that the distance between the platter and motor pulley is kept to an absolute minimum. This allows the use of an extremely short belt which makes contact with almost the entire circumference of the platter. This allows them to attain wow and flutter values of 0.02%, almost unheard of with belt drive turntables and normally only associated with the very best of recent Japanese direct drive turntables.

We are certain that the new Raven GT will, due to its compact shape, reliability and flexibility with regard to tonearm choice, bring its future owners many years of musical pleasure of the highest order.

Review of the Raven GT in Hifi News

Weight:
Chassis 22 kg
Platter: 6 kg
Motor control unit: 1 kg

Dimensions:
Total footprint: 440 mm x 370 mm (W x D)

Chassis construction:
Material: 60 mm aluminium, ceramic bead blasted and silk matt black anodised.

Feet:
Three, stainless steel, height adjustable

Platter construction:
Material: 60 mm TW ACUSTIC’s proprietary Delrin-based compound

Bearing:
Bronze bearing, 16 mm hard metal shaft with ball on top, running on a thrust washer of ‘Material S ® (green)’. This is a special low-pressure PE based material with a very low coefficient of friction and very high wear resistance, giving a long maintenance free life without the need for additional lubrication. Bushing is machined exactly to fit the bearing with zero float, yet remains replaceable.

Motor:
Integrated.

Motor control unit:
controlled by a microcontroller.

Armboard:
Up to two tonearms may be fitted.

Extra tonearm base £560

Extra tonearm base insert £165

Raven Anniversary Platter for AC £3650

Raven Black Night PS upgrade for AC £2695

Raven Black Night feet upgrade for AC £545

 

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