I am getting out of vinyl for a while and into another hobby and it is a shame to see this wonderful piece of gear being neglected. Comes with the add on optional dust cover. I have the owners manual and an extra belt that is new as well as the damping fluid for the tonearm. Very few hours on this turntable and the blue note MM cartridge is probably at half life. Great deal on an excellent turntable for the price. You wont find a better sounding set up for under $2K. I rate an 8 out of 10 only due to age. The mechanicals are great and there are no noticeable scratches other than the tiny imperfections associated with the hand made manufacturing process. It looks and sounds awesome. I would prefer local pickup...This would be a difficult item to ship due to the fragile nature and the fact that I dont have the original box but will consider it if someone has a good understanding of what needs to be done to protect it.
The turntable boards in the Bellavista are made entirely from skilfully crafted sheets of black polished acrylic. The platter itself is in extruded acrylic, tuned by an amazing 9 counterweights in gold plated brass.
The pivots and bearing are made in aluminium brass and de-coupled stainless steel with Teflon.
All the applied details are in 6082 aluminium alloy or gold plated brass and all are turned from solid blocks.
The tailor made belt is manufactured from a special low stretch resin which allows for maintaining the typical advantages of turntables with belts but also allows for adding characteristics of drive speed and power that cannot be reached with conventional turntables.
The synchronous motor is made to 24 pole specifications for further enhancing the performance.