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TIMESTEP EVOKE SL-1200GAE TURNTABLE

Timestep of the UK (Sound Hi-Fi) recently introduced an upgraded version of Technics new SL-1200GAE Direct Drive turntable. They've removed the Technics arm and replaced it with an SME IV – as you can see in our picture here –  and they've also junked the unscreened internal switch-mode power supply, replacing it with an exetrnal linear supply. As a package it comes fitted with the Audio Technica AT33PTG/II moving coil cartridge. Our review of this great new package will appear in the September 2016 issue of Hi-Fi World, due on the bookstands and in Apple Newsstand start of August 2016. Here's a specialist and technical view of the Timetsep EVOke upgrade, with measurement that reveals cogging and other Direct Drive turntable issues. 
 
 

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LATEST ISSUE SEPTEMBER 2016

 

Interested in one of the world’s most technologically advanced turntables, the new Technics SL-1200GAE Direct Drive? Wait until you’ve read our review of an upgrade, the Timestep EVOke SL-1200GAE, complete with SME IV tapered magnesium arm and linear external power supply. Don’t miss our September 2016 issue, available 1st August.

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