Dual's CS 455-1 EV vinyl turntable is a variant of Dual's CS 455 turntable. It is entirely derived from it, except for the integrated MM phono preamplifier. This way, you can connect it directly to the 'Aux' of any audio device.
Dual's CS 455-1 EV vinyl turntable is a mid-level automatic vinyl turntable that is very easy and efficient. It comes with an aluminium tonearm and a carbon headshell. The headshell has an Ortofon OM10 cartridge. This tonearm uses a cardan bearing that operates based on the gyroscope principle. Thus, friction is minimised. It also enables the tracking force to be adjusted with a high-precision torsion spring placed vertically. Anti-skating adjustment is done with a dial at the base of the arm. Eventually, a higher end phono cartridge like the Ortofon 2M Blue can be used.
The plinth is entirely made of wood and the hub features the floating system. The aluminium platter has an antistatic felt mat to ward off resonance. The platter is driven by a DC motor and a flat belt. Dual's CS 455-1 EV turntable has three playback speeds: 33, 45 and 78 rpm. We recommend replacing the OEM stylus with Ortofon's OM78 stylus to play your 78 RPM records.
Reproduction is excellent and is an easy introduction to the analogue realm. It has the distinctive vibrancy, presence and openness of records.
Dual's CS 455-1 EV vinyl turntable, with its built-in phono stage, is great value for money for those of you looking for a fully automatic turntable!
Would recommend! Franck
Principle: automatic turntable
Plinth: anti-resonance wood
Drive principle: belt drive
Playback speed: 33 1/3 and 45 rpm/ and 78 rpm
Stop and return: automatic
Tonearm: cardan bearings
Platter mat: felt
Balance weight: fixed
Cartridge: OMB 10
Phono preamp: MM
External signal-to-noise ratio: 48 dB
Signal-to-noise-ratio: 72 dB
Frequency response: 20 Hz - 22 kHz
Dimensions: 440 x 119 x 360 mm
Weight: 6 kg
Power supply: external 12V DC, 150 mA