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Acoustic Research EB101

Belt-Drive Turntable (1984)

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Introduced in 1984, the EB-101 was AR's budget turntable and came with fitted tonearm

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Acoustic Research EB101


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

Platter: 1.8kg

Suspension: 3-point sprung

Wow and flutter: 0.05%

Rumble: -72dB


The Acoustic Research EB101 is a genuine high fidelity product offering an impressive package at a competitive price - £230 HiFi Choice


brochure  English - MikeyB456

fitting alternative tonearms  English

instruction/owners manual  English

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