When we think of established turntables, most mere mortals will think of the Technics 1210 - a classic turntable which was the hallmark deck of any respectable club or venue. This turntable is on another level however, as evidenced by an article on In A Sheeps Clothing HIFI, a fascinating website looking at all kinds of high fidelity audio. Here's an extract on the phenomenal Elektromesstechnik 927:
Quite literally built to be indestructible, the 927's were designed in cooperation with the 'Rundfunktechnisches Institut' (Broadcasting Technique Institute) directed by Walter Kuhl. With Kuhl at the helm, the EMT team set out to create a 'large studio turntable' that could be used 24/7/365 in a professional radio broadcast setting.
Soundwise, it's tough to express the superlative ability of this complex machine. Like with all playback, it can never fully reproduce source music; it will always be a reproduction, slightly altered, a shadow version of the original sounds. However, this is where the 927 exceeds that expectation. Due to its robust, muscular, and legendary build quality, it produces a sound that's precise, immense, and effortless. These uncommonly large puzzle pieces come together to create an unmatched stability that lends itself to a more authoritative and authentic sound presentation.
The video above is included in the article and comes from AV Show Reports, who cover all kinds of high end production audio devices and systems.
Read the full article here: https://insheepsclothinghifi.com/emt-927-the-holy-grail-of-broadcast-turntables/
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