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Dual 1211

3-Speed Idler-Drive Turntable

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Dual 1211


Drive: 2-pole single-phase induction motor or 4-pole asynchronous motor with radial elastic suspension

Turntable speeds: 33.33, 45 and 78rpm

Speed adjustment: 6% at all speeds

Platter: 3.2 ibs

Wow and flutter: less than 0.17%

Rumble: less than 35dB

Signal to noise ratio: less than 55dB

Tonearm: torsionally rigid, tubular metal arm with vertical needle bearings, horizontal ball bearings

Cartridge holder: removable, suitable for 1/2" mounting


service manual  English

instruction/owners manual  English

mounting template  English Deutsch Francais - whites

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Dual Idler Drive Turntables

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So, I have the problem that

So, I have the problem that when i pitch it to the maximum, the lp still turns too slow, so i have to set the idler wheel position. In the service manual, the parts numbers are named in the picture for the 4 pole motor, though not for the 2 pole motor. Therefore i do not know what locknuts i have to loosen/tighten or whatever.

Removing the platter from the recordplayer

I recently found this player attached to a Dual KA12 receiver with original speakers.

Now i want to clean the whole thing and i need to know how i can remove the platter from the Dual 1211 recordplayer.

I can remove the center pin, but have no idea how to remove the platter/plateau.

I DL-ed the service manual but, to me, it is not too clear how to do this.

Can anyone help me with this?

Thanks in advance.

operating instructions, last

operating instructions, last page fig. 22

A good, solid 3 speed

A good, solid 3 speed changer. The arm is not very sophisticated and is best used with ceramic carts. Mounted in Bettor EF-43 player.


Thanks for the tip on the cartridge.