The Fabulous SCHEU DIAMOND
The idea that came to us in the hustle and bustle of the High End 2006 when we saw the females of the audiophile species looking rather unhappy was to bring the first `feminist´ record player into the market: fully assembled, with a pre-tuned cartridge and tracking weight, the set-up a piece of cake, and the whole thing in shocking pink!!!!
The little brother (or sister?) of our big turntables was born! The Hi-Fi community ridiculed and scoffed initially, but, to our surprise, the Pink Diamond has sold almost as often as the Black Diamond. And to lots of very serious male enthusiasts, too.
Katie Melua was the world’s first proud owner of this model (although she chose the simple black version), and she is still having fun using it today. It can be seen a number of times in her album teaser on YouTube.
The Diamond features the Cantus 12″ tonearm with a unipivot bearing where the arm is not actually a wand but is made up of a visually fascinating mechanical framework. This reduces the ubiquitous resonances to an absolute minimum.
The Diamonds sound is particularly intense at small line-ups such as singer/songwriter, jazz and chamber music thanks to its high resolution and intense stereoscopic depth.
Finish & Versions
Very pink, very classy, very outstanding – that is the `Diamond´. It is also available in black and transparent as well as with a slate chassis.
The platter comes in matt acrylic as standard. A polished platter is also available upon request, at extra cost.
The motor is made out of solid aluminium and can optionally be black anodized or polished to a high gloss. As standard, dark turntables are supplied with a black motor and light /transparent turntables with a high-gloss motor.
Cantus 12″ Tonearm
The Cantus is a tonearm with a unipivot bearing where the arm is not actually a wand but is made up of a visually fascinating mechanical framework. This reduces the ubiquitous resonances to an absolute minimum.
The counterweight is made of tungsten allowing the tracking weight to be adjusted very easily and reliably. The suspended counterweight design and the breadth of the frame around the bearing make for perfect balancing of the horizontal tracking angle without the need for complex adjustment.
The Cantus is available in two versions: a 9-inch version with an effective length of 229 mm (pivot-to-spindle distance 212 mm) and a 12-inch model with an effective length of 306 mm (pivot-to-spindle distance 293.5 mm).
The Cantus mechanical framework reduces the ubiquitous resonances to an absolute minimum, creating an unbelievably energetic but still ‘relaxed’ sound.
MC Scheu Cartridge
The new MC Scheu SL cartridge is a fine supplement to our family of stylus pick-ups. It is based on the well known Benz Micro ACE S. Each pick-up is hand-made, individually measured out and audio tested.
The low-output pick-up MC Scheu SL is equipped with a Namiki micro-ridge diamond stylus tip. We are convinced of the advantages of supplying only low-output variants. The MC Scheu SL has an output of about 0.4 mV running at a speed of 3.54 cm/s.