Product: Dr. Feickert Analogue Blackbird Dual Arm Belt Drive Turntable; (No Tonearm)
Product SKU: 19891
Serial Number: 0051
Cosmetic Description: 8/10 Excellent condition with minimal visible cosmetic wear including a few very light scuffs and marks near the longer tonearm mount. The platter shows some very faint rubbing as well. These blemishes are not readily visible and do not detract from the overall wonderful appearance.
What is Included: Turntable, Platter, Drive belt, Protractor, 3 Arm boards (SME, Linn/Jelco, and Kuzma), Lubricant syringe, Power adapter, Power cable, Factory packaging (No tonearm included)
Functional Notes: Operational condition of this item is excellent, fully tested and no issues found.
Age: 3 years
# of Owners: 1
Tobacco Exposure: No
Service History: None
Other Notes: "So I'm hooked. I never expected having two arm systems to be so addictive – now I drive my wife nuts by playing half a track and then swapping arms to see what it sounds like.
And yes, as a reviewer's tool it is a dream – the two arm positions seem to be equally effective and the ease of set-up (again) applies to both positions. Yes there are a few other two-arm turntables, most of the round, plinthless variety which just allow another arm-pod outboard – but none look so integrated and all are big. And before you ask, yes you can actually have both tracking simultaneously and switch between them, but though impressive you can hear the other arm playing – rather like vinyl pre-echo - so it's a party trick rather than anything serious.
The Blackbird's biggest strength is of course the sound quality, but this is combined with being as user friendly and un-tweaky as the Woodpecker. It is larger, which may cause space problems, but it's far from massive, and the neat design means it isn't going to dominate a room. Nor is it going to impress your friends like a monster Clearaudio or VPI, but then they'll have to listen to it...
As with the Woodpecker, my own turntables have been lying fallow whilst the Blackbird has been here, but with that small but significant lift in sound quality in the Blackbird, I think I've finally found a match for the Clearlight Recovery I tested 11 years ago and have missed ever since – I think that says it all." - Geoff Husband, TNT-Audio
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