AUDIOPHILE ANALOGUE SOLUTIONS
Turntables from SCHEU are synonymous for sound quality, tonal balance and, last but not least, outstanding durability.
They are all belt-/string-driven heavyweight turntables and they all use an inverted bearing.
“HANDMADE IN GERMANY”!
SCHEU´s top-of-the range model. In terms of performance it even comfortably exceeds the company´s previous top model, the Premier, and represents the beginning of a whole new phase for SCHEU.
Weighing in at a total of about 38 kg, this mighty turntable is really a heavyweight contender for the reference league.
By omitting the lead shot chamber and the joining of two shell halves, a turntable of unadorned elegance came into being. Since no lead shot could be used to diminish resonance effects, other solutions needed to be found. By combining various materials such as multi-ply acrylic, steel and bronze, it was possible to achieve extremely effective adaptive resonance suppression and damping
The idea that came to us in the hustle and bustle of the High End 2006 when we saw the females of the audiophile species looking rather unhappy was to bring the first `feminist´ record player into the market: fully assembled, with a pre-tuned cartridge and tracking weight, the set-up a piece of cake, and the whole thing in shocking pink!!!!
The little brother (or sister?) of our big turntables was born!
The Diamond features a Rega RB 202* but is also available without a tonearm. We can manufacture arm boards for all tonearms on the market. Thanks to the swivelling arm boards, 12-inch tonearms can also be attached. Up to three tonearms are possible in total.
The Premier MK1 & MK2
The Premier is our most popular standard turntable and is available in a number of variants. It has been conceived as a heavyweight turntable distinguished by individual design details.
The legendary bearing developed by Thomas Scheu is an inverted precision platter bearing (the spindle is situated on the base while the bearing shell is inside the platter) made of 100Cr6 ball bearing steel with a contact surface hardness of 62 HRC and bearing tolerance range h6/H6, as used in other Scheu turntables. The solid spindle screwed into the base plate has a ceramic ball on top of it. The low-resonance, heavy acrylic platter is effectively suspended on the bearing and therefore provides its own stabilisation. The DC motor in its own solid housing is separated from the platter and quickly runs up to the
to the speed selected via the rocker switch (33 or 45 rpm).
Fine adjustment is handled by a potentiometer, while power is provided from a plug-in transformer. Connection between motor and platter is made by means of a `string´ composed of ultra-fine nylon thread. The advantage of such a `string´ drive lies in the fact that the contacting surface transmitting the force is small. This means fluctuations in tension and unnecessary friction can be minimised. A cylindrical ring filled with resonance absorbing lead shot is located between the base plate, with its three height-adjustable threaded spikes, and the one- or two-lobed tonearm base. Either 9″ or 12″ tonearms may be fitted. The Premier MKIII offers the capability of mounting two tonearms, which can even be of different lengths. There is also a choice of platter heights: 50 mm (weighing 4.5 kg) and 80 mm (7.5 kg).