In so many ways, the Clearaudio turntable setup here triumphs the Immedia RPM-2 that we just sold. Built quality of the two tables are almost on par but when you factor in the Satisfy Carbon arm and the Talisman V2 Gold MC cartridge, the Clearaudio setup is a runaway winner (in our opinion). Music just sounded a bit more exquisite, smoother, in control and more articulate. The Talisman V2 Gold MC cartridge played a big part in this but its the sum of all parts that makes this turntable setup one of the best sounding unit assembled for under $10,000 and would rival anything out there costing up to $20,000. Clearaudio introduced many innovative materials and technology into the Ovation turntable which we will leave it up to you to read it up on Stereophile’s review since we just don’t have the space to put it all down here. But from a user perspective, this table is super easy to setup and use. The table offers three speeds – 33 1/3, 45 and 78 RPM and with a universal voltage power supply, this table can be used anywhere in the World.
Cosmetically, the setup looks really good. Minor scuff marks/nicks from use but nothing major. One owner from new (just over a year old) and with about 250 hours on the cartridge. We have the original box (also have the wooden box for the cartridge), manual and all the accompanying accessories.