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Dual - CS 418 - Manual Turntable

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Introducing the Dual - CS 418 - Manual Turntable, a premium device that challenges the standards of entry-level products in the record playing field. The CS 418 prides itself on high component precision, a signature trait that resonates with all Dual products. Armed with the superior Ortofon 2M Red pickup, a switchable MM-phonopreamplifier, and solid MDF construction, this turntable offers incredible value for money and is prepared to deliver a distinct, balanced sound experience. With its heart on performance, the CS 418 features a sophisticated aluminium die-cast platter, a statically balanced solid aluminum tonearm, and a belt-drive system commanded by a low vibration DC-Servo-Motor. It takes aesthetics and functionality to the next level with removable dust cover and elastomer vibration absorbers. And, in the spirit of long term commitment, offers a generous 5-year warranty. Welcome, to the realm of premium sound offered by The Audio Tailor.

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ℹ Product Information

Dual CS 418 Manual Turntable

Immerse yourself in high-quality analog sound with the Dual CS 418 Manual Turntable. Precision components and design are the defining characteristics of Dual products, and this manual turntable is no exception. An entry-level model bearing the same high-quality technical backbone as its superiors, the CS 418 features an Ortofon 2M Red pickup and a switchable MM-phonopreamplifier. It's a complete package ready to spin your favorite vinyl records right out of the box.

This value-for-money turntable delivers an exquisite, rich, and balanced sound experience. It carries a five-year warranty assuring long-term ownership and satisfaction. The plinth boasts solid MDF construction with a sleek black vinyl veneer, along with elastomer vibration absorbers providing integrated stability. You'll appreciate the removable dust cover, protecting your turntable when not in use.

The CS 418 features a precise and heavy aluminium die-cast platter, paired with a solid platter bearing that includes a hardened steel spindle encased in a brass bushing for superior durability. It also includes an adjustable, straight, statically-balanced tonearm, providing perfect tracking of every groove on your vinyl records. Low vibration and superior decoupling come courtesy of a DC-Servo-Motor and rubber mountings, maintaining an intimate connection with your music. Technical data reveals impressive specs such as three belt-drive speed settings of 33/45/78 and less than ±0.1% wow & flutter, offering premium performance at an entry-level price point.

The CS 418 is a superb investment for any audiophile, delivering top-notch performance, stunning appearance and longevity — ready to breathe life into your vinyl collection.


  1. Precision Components: The CS 418 uses the same high-caliber components as Dual's higher-end models while providing a remarkable level of value-for-money.
  2. Ortofon 2M Red Pickup: This top-quality pickup is part of the turntable's built-in package, designed to produce an exceptional sound experience.
  3. Switchable MM-Phonopreamplifier: This inclusive element allows for a seamless operation, making the turntable ready-to-run straight out of its packaging.
  4. Solid MDF Construction: The plinth's construction and sleek black veneer design provide not only aesthetic appeal but also stability, complemented by elastomer vibration absorbers for integrated stability.
  5. Removable Dust Cover: This handy addition protects your turntable from accumulation of dust when not in use.
  6. Precise Aluminium Die-Cast Platter: The extra heavy design, coupled with the hardened steel spindle encased in a brass bushing, ensures superior durability.
  7. Adjustable, Statically Balanced Tonearm: This feature provides perfect tracking of every groove on your records.
  8. DC-Servo-Motor and Rubber Mountings: These features reduce vibration, providing superior decoupling and maintaining an intimate connection with your music.
  9. Advanced Technical Specifications: With three belt-drive speed settings and a wow & flutter of less than ±0.1%, the CS 418 offers high-quality performance.


  1. Excellent Value for Money: Despite its high-quality features, the CS 418 is priced as an entry-level model, making it well-suited for all types of buyers.
  2. Premium Sound Quality: The combination of the Ortofon 2M Red pickup and switchable MM-phonopreamplifier guarantee an exquisite, rich, and balanced sound experience.
  3. Long-Term Ownership: The 5-year warranty assures users of long-term satisfaction, backed with reliable customer service.
  4. Effective Noise Reduction: The elastomer vibration absorbers effectively minimize unwanted vibrations and noise, ensuring a smooth and immersive listening experience.
  5. Durability and Stability: With its solid components including the MDF constructed plinth and aluminium die-cast platter, the CS 418 is built for lasting usage.
  6. Adaptive Design: The adjustable tonearm ensures optimal performance regardless of the vinyl being played.
  7. Convenience: The pre-installed Ortofon 2M Red pick-up, switchable MM-phonopreamplifier, and removable dust cover make the CS 418 easy to use straight out of the box without any additional setup required.
  8. High-Performance: With premium technical specifications including multiple speed settings and minimal wow & flutter, the CS 418 delivers exceptional performance in every usage.
  9. Aesthetically Pleasing: The sleek, solid black design makes it an attractive addition to any home decor.


  • Plinth Construction: Solid MDF construction with black vinyl veneer
  • Platter Material: Aluminium Die-cast
  • Tonearm Material: Solid aluminum
  • Drive Type: DC-Motor / Belt
  • Motor Type: Belt Drive
  • Speed Settings: 33/45/78
  • Wow & Flutter: < ±0,1% (DIN WTD)
  • Cartridge Weight Range: 5 g to 9 g
  • Factory Installed Pick-Up: Ortofon 2M Red
  • Platter Dimensions: Diameter: 305 mm, Weight (incl. Mat): 850 g
  • Plinth Surface Finish: Vinyl veneer / Black
  • Connections: RCA socket, Connection to Phono Input, Connection to Line Input, No Digital Output
  • Dimensions: Closed dust cover: 435 x 367 x 145 mm, Open dust cover: Depth: 415 mm / Height: 400 mm
  • Weight: 5.8 kg
  • Power Plug: AC / DC: External power supply
  • Warranty: 5 years

In conclusion, the Dual CS 418 Manual Turntable sets an unmatched standard within its price point. It offers a fusion of striking aesthetics and remarkable sound quality, promising to take your vinyl listening experience to another dimension altogether. The meticulous engineering, stunning design, and easy-to-use functionality make the CS 418 the stand-out option for any vinyl enthusiast. Its durable construction and superior components promise long-term ownership and ultimate satisfaction, a testament to the quality that Dual has been known for since its inception. Transform your moments of relaxation and enjoyment with the smooth, rich, and balanced soundscape provided by this remarkable turntable. So why wait? Connect with your music in the purest form – purchase the CS 418 from 'The Audio Tailor', Australia's #1 Hi-Fi store. For any queries or assistance, we're just a phone call or an email away. Revive your vinyl collection and redefine your audio experiences with the Dual CS 418 Manual Turntable. Step up, spin on, and let the magic unfold!

ℹ Specifications
Specification Description
Plinth Construction Solid MDF construction with black vinyl veneer
Plinth Details Elastomer vibration absorber integrated in the feet, removable dust cover
Platter Material Aluminium Die-cast
Platter Features Heavy rubber mat for resonance damping, equipped with solid platter bearing with a hardened steel spindle in a brass bushing
Tonearm Material Solid aluminum
Tonearm Design Straight, statically balanced construction with ball-bearings, damped tonearm lift
Tonearm Adjustments Adjustable tracking force and anti-skating
Drive Type DC-Motor / Belt
Drive Features Low vibration DC-Servo-Motor, rubber mountings for vibration decoupling, precision cut belt for lower wow & flutter
Motor Type Belt Drive
Speed Settings 33/45/78
Wow & Flutter < ±0,1 % (DIN WTD)
Tonearm Features Auto-Start/-Stop-Function, ball-bearing, effective length: 221.5 mm
Tonearm Alignment Offset Angle: 25.6°, Overhang: 19 mm
Pressure Range Stylus Pressure Range: 0 g to 4 g
Cartridge Weight Range: 5 g to 9 g
Factory Installed Pick-Up Ortofon 2M Red
Platter Dimensions Diameter: 305 mm, Weight (incl. Mat): 850 g
Plinth Surface Finish Vinyl veneer / Black
Feet Details Ø 62 mm / Elastomer
Connections RCA socket, Connection to Phono Input, Connection to Line Input, No Digital Output
Dimensions Closed dust cover: 435 x 367 x 145 mm, Open dust cover: Depth: 415 mm / Height: 400 mm
Weight 5.8 kg
Power Plug AC / DC: External power supply
Warranty 5 years

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