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Nottingham Analogue's recently developed Dais is the ultimate turntable upgrade. The Dais is Nottingham's elite performance table, offerings ultra-high-end performance approaching the Anna Log but in a less elaborate more affordable package.Dais- a raised platform for the conductor of an orchestra. Nottingham Analogue had a very successful turntable of this same name which they stopped making in 1978. There are still many happy Dais owners enjoying their music on these machines.The new Dais replaces the Mentor turntable. After 19 years the Mentor was dropped because its old chassis could not incorporate Nottingham's new thoughts on music extraction.Nottingham Analogue has always been concerned with what people stand their turntables on, especially glass and spikes, so the base board for the new Dais consists of a relatively thin platform base under which there is a 90% covering of damping material. When this damping material is put onto the chosen surface there is more of a 'marriage' between the turntable and surface.
After living with the Dais for over three weeks I have found my last ever turntable. I haven't stopped smiling at the detail & musicality that I'm hearing. I'm using an SME 312s tonearm with the Transfiguration Proteus cartridge. I now have a whole record collection that has miraculously been remastered overnight. I hear no surface noise from the turntable what so ever. The only noise is from the vinyl. Good vinyl or bad, great productions or the not so great it's all audible in a very natural & revealing way without adding any colouration. This is a very heavy turntable that requires you to start & stop it by hand and takes a little getting used to. Don't let that put put you off, it's no big deal & I think it adds character. I didn't buy this for its looks, but in my room I do think it looks impressive (an unexpected bonus).Thank you Analogue Seduction for the great advice & coming down to South Wales to deliver & set this up for me.
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