Offered from my pet, smoke, and child free home is this superb turntable.
Condition is conservatively rated at 8 – simply because of two reasons:
1. Plinth has light swirl marks which are common with piano finishes over time and only apparent under very strong light.
2. I removed the three rubber feet from the motor in order to use the Symposium couplers/footers in conjunction with the Segue isolation platform. I misplaced them and is the reason I am including the Symposium products. They elevate the performance of an already great product anyway – you will want to use them.
Otherwise, there are no additional mechanical or cosmetic flaws.
This is the Black Dampened Reference model. Seldom offered with Black Damped Platter, with the WT Classic 2.4"'clamp, and WT dustcover! Also note that this is the later produced round motor version, with power line filtering, and is a more advanced design improving upon the former square motor version.
These upgrades produced much quieter backgrounds, with a huge soundstage, and improved the resolution enormously, compared to the original basic version with the acrylic platter. It sounds fast, and goes deep without sounding dark, is easily adjustable, and once set, stays that way.
Additional upgrades and additions:
· BLACK DAMPED PLATTER - In lieu of the standard acrylic platter. High Tech .335" thick Isodamp is bonded to the black acrylic platter's underside. This reduces reflections & resonances...this results in less energy stored in the platter, so sound is cleaner, with more harmonic decay.
· CLASSIC RECORD CLAMP (2.4" diameter)
· WTL DUSTCOVER
· This sale also comes with “TWO” arms: the standard black damped arm and a subsequent iteration of an improved arm – still maintaining azimuth adjustment on the fly, but also adding anti-skating adjustment on the fly, an adjustable silicone cup to adjust damping, and a VTA scale. Also special is that the arm is wrapped with a special material to further dampen the arm.
· Also included is the Symposium Segue ISO Platform - 21 x 19 Light Duty w/ Aluminum Couplers. Value $640 [https://www.symposiumusa.com/segueiso.html] Specifically designed for un-sprung, mass centric turntables. This platform improves the only area where Well Tempereds are slightly lacking and that is low-end definition and slam – and it is very effective. Not only does the Segue ISO isolate the table from external acoustic interference, but also drains away device induced resonances – this bolsters low-end response, definition, and, as an added benefit, imaging solidity.
I have most of the original boxes. Rest assured, all equipment will be packed securely to ensure a safe arrival. See my Seller Feedback. I don’t sell junk and treat others as I prefer to be treated. You wont be disappointed.
BUYER TO PAY 3.4% PAYPAL FEES and POSTAGE
I have owned various Well Tempered turntables over the past 30 years and find them to be the most musical and value rich turntables – bar none.
You simply will not find a more musically engaging satisfying turntable / analog front end unless you plan on expending considerably more money.