SCHEU ANALOG PREMIER MK II 9" Armboard
SCHEU ANALOG PREMIER MK II
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 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).
The Premier will play in combination with any tonearm marketed in the world – easily, effortlessly and with great depth. Depending on the combination of system and tonearm, the tonal colour can be rich and the bass reproduction impressively deep. With our own tonearms, the sound reproduction is seamless, clear, perfectly ordered and elemental in its power.
Premier MK II
The Scheu Premier MK II is supplied with a tonearm base for either a 9-inch or a 12-inch tonearm. For the Premier MK II turntable, you can choose between two platter heights: 50 mm and 80 mm.
* Price does not include any tonearm(s) and / or cartridge(s)
The platter comes in matt acrylic as standard. A polished platter is also available upon request, at extra cost.
The motor is made of solid aluminium and can optionally be black anodized or polished to a high gloss. As standard, dark turntables are supplied with a black motor and light / transparent turntables with a high-gloss motor.
Depending on the version 18 to 20 kg.
ca. 550 x 350 mm (MKII 12″)
ca. 450 x 350 mm (MKII 9″)
Electronically regulated DC-Motor for 33 and 45 rpm, stand-alone, massive metal housing
For string drive, stainless steel
Acrylic, precision-turned with 1/100mm tolerance,
50 mm height (4.7 kg) or
80 mm height (7.5 kg)