10 years into the vinyl revolution, the seemingly endless river of high-end audio turntables continues to bring us new and innovative offerings. The folks at Pro-Ject have had their finger on the pulse of the market from the beginning and that includes putting their resources years ago behind products like the EAT C-Dur Turntable.

Whether you are looking for something inexpensive or the ultimate high-end, there are turntables out there that can fit your needs or taste. 

EAT C-Dur Turntable in Satin Black

With that in mind, EAT (European Audio Team) has announced its latest turntable that can be packaged with their award-winning Jo No.5 MC cartridge.


The EAT C-Dur has a classy, elegant look. Available with either a black satin or high gloss plum finish, it complements any home or audio room decor. 

The C-Dur’s design borrows from the EAT Forte turntable but is more compact. As a result, it provides smooth movement without perceivable rumble. This means better quality vinyl record music listening. 

EAT C-Dur Turntable Front


While many turntables go for lightweight construction solutions, EAT goes heavy with the C-Dur starting with an MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) base. From there, C-Dur features a  5.2 kg aluminum platter that sits on a 900g aluminum sub-platter that is resonance-free with additional support from the main bearing that contributes to guaranteeing silent playback with accurate speeds. 

A mass-loaded 1.8 kg bearing block is also included that uses a polished stainless-steel spindle with a ceramic ball on the top. This assembly in combination with a Teflon plate as a bearing mirror provides additional damping with smooth movement and no rumble. 


EAT C-Dur Tonearm

The EAT C-Dur includes a 10-inch C-Note Tonearm which not only looks good but is precisely engineered to fulfill its role in supporting a cartridge to deliver music to your ears. 

The C-Note tonearm combines a stiff, low-mass carbon fiber tube with an aluminum headshell that supports rigidity and low resonance.

Inside the tonearm is a special silicon-based grease to dampen the tonearm/cartridge resonances by more than 50%.

A semi-balanced 5-pin DIN to RCA cable is included for sound signal delivery to the turntable’s audio outputs. Users can also upgrade to a balanced phono cable for fully balanced signal transmission.

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The C-Dur incorporates an ultra-low-noise motor that is isolated and placed into a steel ring that is mounted in the chassis. 

An external DC power supply unit with an AC generator creates total clean power for the motor. A special anti-static polished rubber belt connects the motor with the aluminum sub-platter.  Electronic speed control is located on the top plate.

EAT C-Dur Plum Controls

Tip: The C-Dur is a belt drive turntable.


The unsung hero of a good turntable is its feet. The C-Dur’s feet isolate the turntable from the surface it is placed on reducing the risk of acoustical feedback.  The feet are able to absorb energy with its TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomers) insert.


  • Nominal speeds: 33/45 rpm
  • Speed variance: 33 1/3 rpm: ± < 0.08%; 45rpm: ± < 0.09%
  • Wow & flutter: 33 1/3 rpm: ± < 0.01%; 45rpm: ± < 0.01%
  • Signal to noise: –70 dB
  • Downforce range: 0–30 mN (millinewtons)
  • Supplied counterweights: 5-13g cartridges
  • Effective tonearm mass: 16.5 g
  • Effective tonearm length: 254 mm/10-inches
  • Overhang: 16 mm
  • Power consumption: 8.5 W max/ 0.5W standby
  • Voltage: Universal power supply 15 V DC/1.6 A
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 496x170x396 mm/19.53×6.7×15.6-inches (closed lid), 496x475x396 mm/19.53×18.7×15.6-inches (open lid)
  • Weight: 15.6kg/34.4 pounds

Pricing and Availability

EAT provides for purchase option for C-Dur Turntable:

  • Satin Black Finish: MSRP $3,799 (w/o cartridge) 
  • High Gloss Plum Finish: MSRP: $4,499 (w/o cartridge)
  • High Gloss Plum Finish: MSRP: $5,299 (w/Jo No. 5 Moving Coil cartridge).

The EAT C-Dur is available in the U.S. through authorized dealers of Vana Distributing

EAT C Jo. No.5 phon cartidge

Jo No.5 Cartridge Specifications

  • Type: Moving Coil
  • Stylus: Nude Fine Line
  • Cartridge Weight: 15 g
  • Stylus Tip Radius:8/40 μm
  • Frequency Response: 20 – 26.000 Hz ±1.5dB
  • Output Voltage at 1 kHz: 5cm/sec. 0.33 mV
  • Channel Separation at 1 kHz: >25dB
  • Channel Separation at 1 kHz: >16dB
  • Tracking Force Range: 2.2-2.5 g (22-25 mN)
  • Tracking Force Recommended: 2.4 g (24 mN)
  • Tracking Angle: 20°
  • Coil Wire: Pure 4N copper
  • Recommended Load Impedance: > 20 ohms
  • Internal Impedance/DC Resistance: 5 ohms

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