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Basis Audio 2500 Diamond Signature Turntable; Vector 3 Tonearm; Shelter 901 Cart

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Product: Basis Audio 2500 Diamond Signature Turntable; Vector 3 Tonearm; Shelter 901 Cart

Product SKU: 28951

Serial Number: 044501

Voltage: 120V

Cosmetic Description: 9/10 Excellent condition with no notable blemishes. 

What is Included: Calibrator base, Subchassis, Resonance Annihilators (feet), Bearing assembly, Motor, Platter, Vector Model 3 tonearm w/ VTA Micrometer, Tonearm base assembly, Shelter 901 MC Cartridge, Revolution Belt, O-rings, Reflex clamp, Cable clamp, Bearing oil, Silicone oil (for feet), Alignment gauge, Gloves, Power cable, Allen wrenches, Manual, Factory packaging

Functional Notes: Operational condition of this item is excellent, fully tested and no issues found.

Age: 14 years

# of Owners: 1

Tobacco Exposure: No

Service History: None

MSRP: $20805

Other Notes: This is a Basis Audio 2500 Diamond Signature Turntable with the Calibrator Base. Included is a Vector Model 3 9" tonearm with VTA Micrometer, a Shelter Model 901 Moving Coil cartridge installed and adjusted, and comes with a Basis Audio Museum acrylic dustcover. It does not include the optional Synchro-Wave Power Supply or the optional vacuum system.

"The 2500 Signature represents the refinement of the original 2500, which has been in production since 1987. The 2500 incorporates an innovative adaptation of the Basis fluid damped suspension of the Debut model. By incorporating the suspension under the turntable platform Basis has been able to reduce the size of the subchassis, gaining an advantageous “thickness-to-length ratio” for improved resonant behavior. We have named the suspension isolators “Resonance Annihilators” as they indeed perform the function of converting vibrational energy, on each side of the Annihilator, into heat energy. The close proximity of the tonearm to the adjacent isolator is a great advantage of the 2500 over any other turntable design: tonearm energy, created as the stylus traces the record groove, is effectively and immediately eliminated by this close isolator. The result is an immediate and direct sound, the hallmark of the suspended 2000 series turntables.

The 2500 turntable is the result of the same “Basis Systems Approach” of product development as other Basis products, where each individual subsystem contributing to the performance of the product is identified. Specific goals for the performance of each subsystem are developed based on the function of that system. Each system is designed, based on fundamental principles of physics, and then tested and optimized to perform its function to the highest level. Only after each system has demonstrated superior performance at its defined function is it approved for use in the final product. The result is a totally engineered product. When looking at other products it can be obvious that the designer has “fallen in love” with a certain aspect of a product. This may be a novel shape, a supposed isolator made of many layers of materials, or an unusual material. Such shortsighted, incomplete designs are all too common in the record player field and result in one-dimensional performance. With the Basis Systems Approach the buyer is assured of a complete design, a truly refined final product that will withstand the test of time by performing at a state of the art level for decades."

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Shipping: Shipping within the Continental USA is  $299- This includes securing to a pallet with adequate protection and shipping via FedEx Freight to a residential address anywhere in the Continental USA. This rate can be reduced by $60 if a commercial delivery address available or if item can be picked up at nearest FedEx Freight depot. FedEx Freight charges a residential delivery fee otherwise which is included in our flat rate charge.