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Naturally, the experience gained over the last few years stood us in good stead for developing the Black Night, yet despite drawing on these experiences, the Black Night also incorporates many innovative features not seen before in this form. The Raven Black Night is a truly monumental turntable, as its sheer size and weight testify. Despite this, thanks to the proportions, colour and choice of materials, the design remains pleasing and harmonious.
In developing the Black Night, our aim was to build a turntable that could top even our own Raven AC in terms of subtlety, ease and silence. In this we have succeeded, and the results are seriously impressive. The Black Night portrays the music’s every detail with subtlety and stereo depth, whether it be human voice or instruments. Everywhere, you’ll discover nuances that had previously remained hidden. Attack and decay of transient notes are reproduced impressively. Thanks to the three-motor drive and the battery power supply, the Raven Black Night does its job with poise, serenity and composure, yet just like the other TW ACUSTIC turntables, it is highly dynamic, involving and rich in timbre.
The Raven Black Night is incredibly musical, its spatial presentation is so three-dimensional and tangible that the music is always reproduced with the utmost authenticity. As with the Raven AC, the Black Night also provides for the use of up to four tonearms. As an additional feature, we have developed an armboard that allows VTA to be safely and accurately adjusted during operation. This is achieved via a knurled thumbwheel, which allows adjustment to be precisely carried out without float.
For a long time we have received enquiries about suitable and adequate tonearms for use with our Raven turntables. Until now, we have had to recommend the finest arms from other manufacturers. But finally, we build it.
The arm was created in collaboration with the civil engineer Michael Wiedemann Dipl. Ing, who for several years has applied himself to the science of tonearm construction. The result is an arm that truly reflects the same philosophy as TW ACUSTIC turntables: simplicity and user-friendliness.
From the very beginning it was established that the concept would be a straight, pivoted-type arm. The rigorously selected precision bearings are ultra-precisely adjusted during the production process in order to eliminate any interference in the pick-up process through stiction. To keep effective mass to a minimum, the tonearm is predominantly constructed from a special black-anodised aluminium alloy which intrinsically ensures the necessary stiffness and torsional strength. The effective mass is approximately 14g, which allows partnering with the majority of currently available MC and MM cartridges. This universal compatibility is further underlined by the inclusion of three different polished stainless steel counterweights as standard, allowing any cartridge with an operating weight of between 5g and 20g to be perfectly counterbalanced.
Of course, thanks to its 4-hole flange mount, the Raven 10.5 can easily be used with other manufacturers turntables.
Tonearm height is adjustable with the zero-float VTA adjuster. This VTA adjuster, derived from that found on our flagship Raven Black Night turntable, allows adjustment of 10 mm on the fly. The headshell is not detachable, but nonetheless allows for azimuth correction. This means that any cartridge system can be adjusted in every parameter! The integral one-piece sonically optimised copper tonearm cable (from the cartridge tags right through to the phono plugs) does the rest ensuring that the delicate signals arrive at your phono stage pure and interference-free.