»Swing When You‘re Winning«
It was and still is the pride and joy of Wolfgang Epting, who in 2015 revived Perpetuum Ebner, the formerly worldwide renown brand of German turntable construction. Since then he presented some models which are built in the Black Forest under the traditional name, starting from 800 Euro and reaching up to the 4500 Euro of the new PE4040MKII.
Latter quotes the historical models with its optical division of the case, whereby the right, narrow area is typically kept in black (high gloss or silk matt), while the left one appears varnished (b/w/rt) or veneered. Also just like the classic models, the current double-digit models, including the PE4040, have a spring-mounted subchassis for the turntable and tonearm to protect them from shocks and isolate them acoustically. Of course, this also protects against vibrations from the motor, which is of course additionally decoupled at the fixing points in the form of small rubber rings. The motor is a synchronous type from a local quality supplier that was introduced in the course of model maintenance.
Finally with "Speed Control"
Since the three coil springs of the subchassis have been damped mainly with regard to their horizontal mobility, it does not appear to be overly soft but rather tightly guided. Thus, the manufacturer aims at a controlled response that prevents tumbling and swinging. In fact that seems to have worked, as it never happened to us. Nevertheless, despite the decoupling of the inner chassis, the PE4040 MKII should still be placed on a stable, low-vibration surface, on which it can be quickly aligned thanks to its three height-adjustable feet.