ELAC MIRACORD 70 TURNTABLE AVAILABLE SOON
Half the price but almost the same performance.
German audio brand Elac, says its new Miracord 70 vinyl spinner has a sound quality to rival its dearer Miracord 90 model, but at half the price.
The new Miracord 70 has a solid MDF plinth that looks a stylistic treat for the eyes with its swank high-gloss black finish.
Elac being the fastidious German brand that it is, chose the motor for the Miracord 70 with both purpose and design in mind.
The motor used in the new turntable is a dead silent Permotec synchronous model that has tons of torque and should last for decades.
A motor moreover that’s disconnected from the Miracord’s plinth to eliminate resonances.
The Permotec motor has the task of spinning a heavy glass platter weighing 2.5 kilograms.
The platter matches the minimalism of the turntable and is coloured in a heavy soda-lime finish that looks darker thanks to a black ceramic coating on its underside.
The coating isn’t bling. It’s there to minimise any vibrations that could reach the cartridge and the tonearm.
Mimicking the Miracord 90, the 70’s platter spins effortlessly on a shaft of hardened steel that rests on a ceramic bearing. A design aim was to make the Miracord 70s running gear dead silent and insensitive to external vibrations.
The tonearm that comes with the new deck has an aluminium arm tube, and it’s fitted with the giant-killing Audio Technica AT-95 cartridge.
The tonearm allows for anti-skating and stylus pressure adjustments.
Speeds handled by the Miracord 70 are 33 1/3 and 45 rpm. The turntable’s frequency range is 20Hz and 20kHz. Channel separation is better than 20dB.
The Miracord 70 has an external power supply, and a phono cable for the tonearm is supplied by Elac.
The Miracord 70 is expected to be available around mid-year for NZ $2199.
For more information visit Elac.
One of the veteran journalists of the HiFi industry, if there’s a speaker he’s likely heard it or owned it at some point in his career. Peter was formerly the audio-video editor of the Herald Sun newspaper in Australia for over two decades.
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