ONKYO CP-1050 Turntable that competes with some of the best brands has now become available here in Australia, with a high quality needle (too good to mention and we don’t want to upset the competitors out there) plus a direct drive system so no need to change belts ! Affordable High End Turntable by a brand name that have been around a lot longer than most!
Rediscover the Magic of Vinyl
There’s never been a better time to rekindle your passion for collecting and listening to records. With the introduction of the CP-1050, Onkyo offers a turnkey solution for audiophile-level analog sound with less hassle and expense. It features a smooth and stable direct drive (there’s no belts to replace and less high-frequency noise) controlled by a quartz-lock system to ensure the aluminum platter rotates with utmost precision. The aluminum tonearm ships with a quality MM cartridge, and thanks to an innovative counterweight system and detachable headshell, can also accept most popular aftermarket cartridges. Together with solid MDF deck construction, these elements combine to deliver exceedingly beautiful sound that’s both clear and detailed while celebrating the lushness, depth, and warmth so beloved of the analog format. As you would expect from a company that created its first crystal turntable pickup for the CP-1000 back in 1946, every aspect of the design has been painstakingly engineered to deliver audio performance well beyond its suggested price.
Innovative Direct Drive Plays Records Clean and Clear
The enemies of turntable sound quality are
vibration and electro-mechanical noise picked up by the stylus. Instead
of a high-torque motor, Onkyo deploys a stable low-torque design that
significantly reduces cogging noise, which can noticeably obscure
low-frequency sound. And unlike belt-driven turntables that use fast
electric motors, the direct-drive CP-1050 avoids the problem of
high-frequency distortion. Combined with a precision quartz-lock control
system and quality bearings, this liquid-smooth drive provides a
clearer window on the soul of your music.
Effective Anti-Vibration Design
The turntable base is constructed from solid MDF
(Medium-Density Fiberboard) and sits on four height-adjustable
anti-vibration feet. Together with the smooth direct-drive motor, the
rigid structure tames resonances so you can enjoy clean playback
throughout the entire frequency spectrum.
Quality Tonearm and Cartridge
At the business end of the aluminum tonearm is a
detachable headshell that (together with an adjustable counterweight
system) supports a range of aftermarket cartridges between 5 g and 10 g.
The supplied MM cartridge does a brilliant job of capturing the depth
and breadth of any track with an exceptionally wide frequency response
and signal-to-noise ratio of over 60 dB—right up there with more costly
decks. All design elements combine to produce such open and detailed
analog sound you’ll be finding any excuse to go digging in the crates.
Good Looks, Great Build
Aesthetically, the CP-1050 is a pleasing blend of
’70s retro cool and clean, contemporary style; it’s dark woodgrain
finish nicely contrasts the gleaming alloy tonearm and polished metal
trim on the top of the deck. The player also includes a detachable
acrylic dust cover, and makes the perfect centerpiece for stereo systems
of any vintage.
On the rear panel are two gold-plated pin-type
RCA phono terminals to output the left and right channel signals to your
external phono preamp, stereo amplifier, or A/V receiver. There’s also a
dedicated grounding post to eliminate hum.
Built to Deliver Affordable Audiophile-Grade Sound
Stable Direct-Drive System for Minimal Low-Frequency Cogging Noise
Customized Brushless DC Motor
Quartz-Lock Control System for High-Precision Rotation
Solid Anti-Vibration MDF Cabinet Construction with Black Woodgrain Finish
Die-cast 305 mm Aluminum Platter for Effortlessly Smooth and Stable Rotation
Wow and Flutter Less than 0.15%
Signal-to-Noise Ratio Over 60 dB
Aluminum Static-Balance S-shaped Tonearm
Moving-Magnet (MM) Cartridge Included
Detachable Headshell Compatible with Aftermarket Cartridges
Tonearm Counterweight Supports Range of Cartridge Weights
Gold-Plated RCA Phono Output Terminals with Dedicated Grounding Post (Cable Included)
Easy Button-Selectable 33 1/3 and 45 rpm Speeds
Quickly Spins to Playback Speed Stability
Includes Detachable Acrylic Dust Cover
Resonance-Damping Rubber Slipmat Included
Large Height-Adjustable Anti-Vibration Feet
RCA Phono Outputs
Note: Phono equalizer not included.