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Please note: this turntable has the better-sounding and more expensive 80mm platter.
See the 6moons review at: http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/scheu/scheu.html
From the Soundscape Hifi Website:
The whole story started around 20 years ago, when Thomas Scheu began to think about designing his own turntable. Through the years with growing knowledge on the crucial parts of designing, he further developed an initial idea on how to build a state of the art TT at an affordable price.
All his developments finally lead to the here shown product that made its way through lots of reviews achieving only the best results - the Scheu PREMIER!
Each bearing is capable of handling loads up to 45 kilos! The 50 mm platter weighs around 4.5 kilos, the 80 mm type has a weight of 7.5 kilos.
Some of our customers at Soundscape HiFi and Music have replaced their very expensive turntables with the Scheu Premier MK2 (right up to USD $24,000), and are now happy Premier MK2 users. These are not novices, but veterans who have gone through their fair share of turntables.
Commonly agreed among these Premier MK2 owners is a significant improvement in pitch, pace, rhythm, and timing - without the need to artificially boost platter rotation speed. This is due in part to its excellent German-precision bearing, and impeccable stability. Everything is so simple, one can't go wrong.
Price is $3200.00 OBO. Buyer pays for shipping. Have all original boxes and manuals for turntable & tonearm. Paypal adds 3%.