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The newly-developed Raven GT is not simply there to fill the gap between our base model the Raven One and the classic Raven AC. It incorporates knowledge and experience that Tw have made over the years. The primary aim was to be able to offer a compact turntable which could run two tonearms without any sonic compromise for a reasonable price.
The basic shape is similar to the Raven One. However, unlike the Raven One, the 22kg chassis of the GT is made from black anodised Aluminium, and due to sits shape is considerably more compact and takes up little more space than a 12" LP. The ability to attach two tonearms was the basis for the design. Tw have dispensed with the elaborate alteration involving a separate motor housing which was the case with the Raven One. The GT’s motor is located directly in the chassis, right behind the 6kg platter, so that the distance between the platter and motor pulley is kept to an absolute minimum. This allows the use of an extremely short belt which makes contact with almost the entire circumference of the platter. This allows us to attain wow and flutter values of 0.02%, almost unheard of with belt drive turntables and normally only associated with the very best of recent Japanese direct drive turntables.
Tw say they are certain that the new Raven GT will, due to its compact shape, reliability and flexibility with regard to tonearm choice, bring its future owners many years of musical pleasure of the highest order.
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