Goldmund Studio Linear Tracking Turntable with T3F PL8 Controller
Gorgeous turntable from what is arguably one of the top manufacturers in audio.
This is one of the few accessible products today with all else being outside of the budget of most mortals. It is made in Paris France no less.
Video of this actual table in operation:
I’m a big fan of linear tracking tables as it makes complete sense that this geometry should provide the best results. This table uses a motorized linear arm controlled with two light beams to provide smooth and accurate tracking. The plinth is sprung and should provide amazing isolation for the room.
The external T3F Servo PL8 controller allows for easy manipulation of the T3 arm in every direction. This is wonderful if you’re the clumsy type that is likely to ruin an expensive cartridge since you will really never have to touch the tonearm. You can operate it directly from the push buttons. It will even repeat the record if desired.
Condition is good with no noticeable deep scratches or dents. The acrylic is clean and shiny and the wood lacquer is fantastic. The only noticeable issue is a hairline crack along the top of the dust cover which is mostly cosmetic and not noticeable at any distance except close inspection.
Included is the table, T3 arm, outboard controller, motor power supply, dust cover, RCA cables, and power cord.
There is no cartridge included but we can fit one of the following options which also includes calibration (about a 2hr detailed process of perfectly setting and calibrating many parameters to ensure highest performance).
- New ClearAudio Concept $250
- New Sumiko BluePoint #2 $449
- New Sumiko BluePoint special Evo 3 $549
- New ClearAudio Virtuoso V2 Ebony $899
- New Sumiko Blackbird MC $1249
- Grado Black 2 $75 (pictured)
- Grado Prestige Gold $259
To purchase any of these just send an offer for the asking price of the table PLUS the cartridge cost above. It will take about a week to process and install.