The Basis Ovation’s use of a high-mass platform with a superb suspension and a precision drive system is an engineering triumph. It’s design and construction sonically translates to awesome bass response and the feeling that “you are there!” Combined with the SME V tonearm, this set-up is hard to beat. This unit was a long time staple of a system that the reviewer uses to compare with other turntables or cartridges. That says a lot about this turntable. Fit it with a Koetsu cartridge and you will never look at another turntable setup regardless of price.
Cosmetically, the unit looks good. Some scuff marks from use and a bit of chipping under the platter. Performance is not affected at all. Record clamp, belt and motor (single speed only – 33 rpm) are included. Unit will be securely packed for safe shipping.