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Dual 1226

2-Speed Idler-Drive Turntable

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Dual 1226


The Dual 1226 is a 2-speed turntable system with auto arm set down.


Drive: four-pole Dual asynchronous

Platter: 270mm, 1.8kg, non-magnetic

Pitch control: one semitone (6%) at all speeds

Wow and flutter: +-0.12%

Signal to noise ratio: >57dB weighted rumble

Tonearm: torsionally rigid tubular aluminium tonearm with vertical and horizontal pivot mounting

Pickup head: removable for 1/2" cartridges 2-10g




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mounting template  English Deutsch Francais Nederlands

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Dual Idler Drive Turntables

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1226 Speed Trouble during refurb.

Refurbing a 1226 from ebay. Got through repair of auto function and cueing but platter is running fast. Fine and course adjustments are working but only make it go faster and not to the center speed of 33 or 45. Is this a motor frequency problem, idler or pitch mechanism issue? Any help would be much appreciated.

Also, how difficult is it to restore damped cueing? I have set the correct heights, lifting and dropping works but the dampening is not working. Is fluid easily available?