Acoustic Research EB101
Introduced in 1984, the EB-101 was AR's budget turntable and came with fitted tonearm
The arm and platter are on a fully isolated sub-chassis formed by a pressed steel T-bar, spring suspended and damped at three points.
The suspended T-bar sub-chassis makes the EB101 inherently immune to external vibration and so it will sound better than other decks in its price class, regardless of where you place it.
However, in analytical audio systems the sound can be further enhanced by placing your turntable with care.
You will find that the music will be easier to follow and more cleanly defined if you avoid placing the turntable on hollow cupboards (which can resonate).
Best results will be obtained on a small, suitably light yet rigid and non-resonant table. There are some purpose built tables on the market, but you can experiment with different turntable positions to suit your own domestic environment.
Drive system: belt drive
Motor: 12-pole synchronous motor
Speeds: 33.33 and 45rpm
Suspension: 3-point sprung
Wow and flutter: 0.05%
The Acoustic Research EB101 is a genuine high fidelity product offering an impressive package at a competitive price - £230 HiFi Choice
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Good but not as good as older models.
5/10 by desertdog
I have had many a turntable from the time I first started destroying my fathers Rolling Stones albums in 1970. I bought my first turntable in 1976 and around 1987 I bought my last an AR EB-101. Put a stanton epoch II on it and loved it. Recently I picked up a couple other turntables and truthfully the AR is still the best I have ever owned. Still on the original belt, changed last month to an ortofon blue and never a problem, and I look to find another EB 101 in the future
9/10 by AR1987