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T-2 turntable
List $1040.00
Our intro Internet direct price is $799.00 delivered
or get it with the $600.00 Sumiko Amethyst cartridge for only $1,199.00 delivered
or
with a $1250.00 Sumiko Blackbird or $900.00 Songbird cartridge for only $1,499.00 delivered
Includes a dustcover
 
Our T2 turntable features a new 9.5" carbon fiber uni-pivot tonearm. This allows us to use far superior cartridges than any of the competitive tables that we have seen as near its price. Most $1000.00-2000.00 tables use a $99.00 or $440.00 Ortofonor comparable cartridge. We use the wonderful new $600.00 Sumiko Amethyst cartridge at $1,199.00 or the $1250.00 Sumiko Blackbird at only $1,499.00. It will therefore easily outperform any of our competition at our Internet direct deal. 

It was important to us to source a table with a really good tonearm and the new Edwards A6 carbon fiber uni-pivot tonearm fit that bill perfectly. This 9.5" low mass tonearm is constructed from carbon fiber and is fitted with a 65-gram stainless counterweight. The output terminates to a pair of RCA sockets with separate ground, giving the user choice over their output cabling – these are located on the underside of the base.
This allows easy cable upgradability with an aftermarket cable line our Core Power tonearm cables.  The T-2 incorporates a custom 25mm medite base. It features a custom 24V AC motor that has been positioned to further reduce electromagnetic and mechanical noise. This has required the development of a new bespoke ‘big belter’ drive belt. The result allows for greater resolution of low level detail. The table uses an.aluminium inner hub, EA Big Belter, and an 18mm bearing housing with upgraded white ceramic bearing. Machined in England, the turntable boasts a 17mm acrylic platter. We will offer an optional speed control for $199.00 shortly
 
Compare this table at $1,499.00 to any $2,500.00 turntable/cartridge package and we feel you will be amazed.
 
 

Closeup of tonearm

We have been asked to compare the T2 to the Rega tables. The T2 is similar to the Rega Planar 6 in performance but we have a much better arm. We have a ceramic bearing in the 22mm brass housing - the Rega is steel. We have lower pickup noise as our motor position is further away, hence the longer belt. We have a fully machined aluminum hub were the Rega is plastic with a metal cap. Our platter is acrylic not glass. Glass makes the sound punchy but very hard sounding where as the acrylic has better low level detail and more sublty. The T2 has a performance with a more neutral balance, this also produces a much more musical performance. Both can be upgraded with an external re-gen speed controllers.
  • NEW A6 carbon fiber uni-pivot tonearm
  • 33.33 and 45 rpm speeds
  • Wow and flutter is 0.06% on average
  • Rumble is 68dB
  • 18mm Custom base
  • 2x RCA outputs
  • Custom 24V AC motor
  • Plug top PSU 
  • Aluminium inner hub
  • EA Big Belter
  • 18mm bearing housing
  • White ceramic bearing
  • 17mm frosted acrylic platter
  • Warranty on Parts & Labor: 2 years from the original purchase date


T-3 turntable
$3750.00 including $500.00 upgrade kit & $250.00 dust cover
Intro sale is $2299.00 delivered for the table with upgrade kit and dustcover
Now get this table with the $1000.00 Soundsmith Carmen cartridge at $2999.00 delivered or

get the $2000.00 Soundsmith Aida cartridge for a package price of only $3499.00 delivered.
We also have a package with the $1250.00 Sumiko Blackbird for $2999.00 delivered or the new $1900.00 Starling for 3499.00 delivered. We also have the $600.00 Sumiko Amethyst cartridge with the table for only $2,499.00 delivered.


See the first review at: https://www.tonepublications.com/review/the-lsa-t-3-turntable-from-underwood-hifi/

"What makes the T-3 worth one of our Exceptional Value Awards for 2020 is the way it performs as a complete analog system. Stepping up to a table at this price can offer more performance than your average $1,000 table, but with higher performance, also comes the chance to screw it up. The wrong arm, an arm/table/cartridge mismatch, an underperforming tonearm cable can sour the recipe, leaving you wondering what you spent all that extra cash on in the first place."

"If a $3,499 table/arm/cartridge fits your budget, and you don’t want to fuss, the T-3 with SoundSmith Aida 2 is one of the biggest values going. Especially when you consider they throw in all the accessories you need to boot. Those wanting the table alone can get it for $2,299 (with accessory kit and dustcover), or with the SoundSmith Carmen cartridge for $2,999.00. I say get the big box of chocolates, but I’m great at spending other people’s money!"

 

The T-3 has a machined high-mass platter (from a single block of aluminum) sitting in a ball bearing bushing. The platter is driven by a synchronous low noise, low RPM and low torque motor. It is suspended in a spring mounting to avoid noise induction to the turntable. The motor pivot is also ball bearing.

The T-3 has three contact or resting points: two inverted conical isolation feet, height adjustable for leveling, and the isolated motor assembly to transfer energy away from the turntable.

The arm mounting is universal, and you can easily adjust it for vertical tracking angle and azimuth. The T-3 comes with the UP-01 uni-pivot tonearm. The 9.5-inch tonearm is made of anodized machined aluminum. The tonearm also has internal antiresonance rings. The UP-01 allows for easy and precise adjustment of overhang, azimuth, anti-skating, and tracking weight. All of this results in a table that has dead-on speed accuracy, quiet background and an arm that tracks beautifully.
It comes with a $500.00 upgrade kit including $660.00 worth of separate parts, a $500.00 turntable resonance control weight, $40.00 digital VTF scale, $40.00 cartridge alignment protractor (VTA, overhang & azimuth), one $30.00 spare belt and $50.00 cork/rubber compound platter mat.


Above shown with custom LSA dust cover

Specifications

Belt driven, 33 & 45 RPM

  • Uni-pivot tonearm included (can be changed by end-user)
  • Interchangeable Arm mini-din connector
  • Fully adjustable VTA, azimuth, tracking force
  • High mass, 5kg (11 lb.) solid aluminum platter
  • RCA output connectors
  • Rigid, low resonance frame
  • Extremely low friction spindle assembly;  ball-bearing spindle
  • Motor Type: AC smooth low speed 24-pole synchronous motor.
  • Synchronous motor, 250 RPM, very low RPM and torque, very low friction bearing
  • Wow and flutter < 0.15%
  • Dimensions (height, width, depth): 6” x 21″ x 16” (15cm x 52 cm x 41cm)
  • Total Weight: 18 pounds
  • Included accessories: 
    1 cork/rubber compound platter mat, 1 digital scale for tracking force, 1 custom protractor for the correct overhang and VTA and azimuth settings, 1 spare belt, 1 stainless steel Magenta Turntable Resonance Control (TRC – list price $500)
  • It also includes a $250.00 dust cover
  • Warranty on Parts & Labor: 2 years from the original purchase date

Table with cork platter mat and resonance weight