Multiple Play Manual Turntable
The BIC 940 represents the culmination of many years of engineering design effort directed towards the development of a superior manual turntable equipped with automatic, multiple record playing facilities.
It's drive system utilizes a slow speed 24 pole synchronous motor, and belt drive, previously found only in fine manual turntables.
This results in significantly reduced rumble, wow and flutter since idler-pulleys are totally eliminated.
The model 940 maintains precise speed over a wide range of power line voltages, since its motor's rotational rate is determined solely by power line frequency (50 or 60Hz).
The tonearm system features minimal friction bearings, low mass and resonance, stylus force, and tonearm balancing and an isolated counterweight to maintain optimal tracking force from the first to last record played.
Another exclusive feature, a pivotable cartridge shell, permits easy cartridge installation.
Drive method: belt
Motor: 24-pole, 300rpm, AC synchronous
Speeds: 33 and 45rpm
Record size: 7 or 12"
Maximum number of records: 6
Cartridge: standard 1/2" mount
Cable capacitance: less than 125pF for CD4 compatibility
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Submitted by porphyriaboy
Nice table for the money. Quiet but lots of plastic, still there are a lot still going. The motor on these was especially nice. The changer function was novel but not used by serious listeners. Had manual mode.
Tracked my At-12sa Shibata down to 1.0 gram very well.
Submitted by anmpr1
I'm kind of embarrassed to admit that I owned one of these. But it was cheap, and actually worked pretty well, for what it was. I think it had a switch that would let you play a record over and over again. Who ever wanted to do that? The 940 had cheapness going for it, and while BIC made some more expensive models, no one was able to figure out their point, and so it all came to an end pretty quickly. Record changers? BIC had the answer to a question that no one was asking anymore.
Submitted by 1986MUSTANGGT
I\'m also one of those who got scammed into buying one of these disposables! They were all the rage at the time and all the HiFi salespeople were pushing them. I should have gone with a better table but I let the salesman sell me on this one. After about a year the damped cueing started to crap out, then it wouldn\'t cycle, the tonearm would catch, release, mind of its own! Then the motor speed started fluctuating, then eventually just died. I think that was the only turntable I actually threw out! Now I have another one (not by choice) that was given to me disguised as a Pioneer Centrex...I got it running, belt comes off...new belt, \okay\ now but finicky. If you\'re thinking of buying one, DON\'T DO IT!!