The Empire Company made extremely well made turntables, built to last a lifetime.
The original 3-speed 208 and later 598 Troubador turntables have a cult following as with a little modification they can compete with high end modern designs.
Designed for the new low tracking force cartridges that won't wear out your records, Empire record players exceed every broadcast specification for professional playback equipment.
With Hysteresis synchronous motors, belt drive and massive balance drive flywheels, they have the lowest rumble of any turntable tested.
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