Tw Acustic Raven AC Anniversary Turntable
- Please note: turntable is not supplied with the tonearm or the tonearm cable. These can be purchased separately.
Raven Anniversary - Tw Acustic's jubilee edition
For ten years now TW Acustic has been making a lasting impression on the turntable market. With their first model – the original Raven – perfect build quality became the standard. Not only that, back then Tw broke new ground and were the first manufacturer to use a custom-developed synthetic compound based on Delrin. Due to its perfect damping properties, it is almost impossible nowadays to think of a better choice of material than this for modern turntable construction. Also, the use of high-torque motors and sophisticated controllers allowed us to set a new benchmark. Thanks to their developments, music-lovers worldwide are able to indulge their audiophile passions with full satisfaction, and to enjoy their fascination with turntables on an impressive level.
To celebrate TW Acustic’s tenth birthday in March 2013 they present the "Raven AC Anniversary". The Anniversary represents a new statement in turntable manufacture. It is based on the Raven AC chassis, machined from their well-known proprietary custom compound with a screwed-in stainless-steel plate. The Anniversary’s platter is a composite construction consisting of 40mm thick copper fixed to a 20mm thick slice of their proprietary compound. Consequently, the platter is basically equal to that of the Black Night.
The anniversary model has a very solid armboard machined from 30mm thick aluminium. Tw can provide the relevant adaptors for every tonearm. To achieve the correct mounting distance, the position of the adaptor for your particular tonearm can be adjusted steplessly in the slot in 1mm increments. To facilitate this they have etched a scale on the armboard showing 210–310mm. Should you wish to install more tonearms, extra swivel bases can be installed as before with the original Raven AC. From an acoustic point of view, the Anniversary offers the same advantages as the Raven AC, but thanks to the modifications keeps a firm eye on its bigger brother the Raven Black Night. Similar to the Black Night, the Anniversary lets the music flow, yet remains composed and pairs dynamics with incomparable transparency.
It is rare in this class to experience such resolution and dynamics in music. With the Raven AC Anniversary they bring you a big step closer to the ideal of real high fidelity musical reproduction.