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Cantano W & T: Made in Berlin, For Audiophiles With Ears - The Audiophile Man
Cantano, weighing in at 29kg, is a project from CNC-Fertigung Gronemann in Berlin. A 12 year programme developed by company founder, Oliver von Zedlitz, and his team. According to von Zedlitz, “Most manufacturers try to reach a neutral sound through damping. Our primary goal in the concept of our turntables is to achieve the same via the perfect coordination of individual components. We are reaching a balanced and clear sound while [using] a perfect coordination of all used materials. Trust your ears. Only because a brand is more famous, it does not mean, it provides a better quality.“ The base of the two-speed Cantano W is a slate, encased in precious wood. Through the high stainless steel base, it is tonally decoupled from the turntable. The upper part of the turntable is made out of graphite of special density, while the lower part, constructed out of black anodised aluminium, is responsible for the belt drive. The bearing of the resonance-minimized turntable axis consists of hardened steel and solid carbide. Five longitudinal lubrication grooves, equipped with a lifelong oil filling, are included. A sapphire ball forms the base of the bearing. The suspension of the tonearm is designed to enable quick assembly and change at any …