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Orpheus Silex

4-Speed Belt-Drive Turntable

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Orpheus Silex


The Orpheus Silex is well styled, simply and solidly engineered, rugged, reliable, reasonably priced and guaranteed completely silent irrespective of the type of pickup, amplifier or speaker system, whether monaural or stereo.

These are the features of the Orpheus Silex turntable:

Motor and pickup isolated from their surroundings so as to completely eliminate rumble, hum and all noise, modulation effects and restricting mechanical feedback. This is guaranteed.

Unique engineering design which reduces the total wow and flutter to less than a guaranteed 0.09%, ie completely inaudible.

Speed settings constant throughout operation.

Pickup mounting adjustable vertically and horizontally, and accommodating any pickup.

Moulded rubber turntable mat for maximum traction, with concentric rings so placed as to engage all size records from 7 to 12" by their outer edge.


Drive method: belt drive

Motor: 4 pole dynamically balanced

Platter: 12", 6.5lbs, non-ferrous metal

Speeds: 16, 33, 45 and 78rpm

Pitch control: 7%

Wow and flutter: 0.09%

Hum: inaudible

Dimensions: 14.7 x 14.5"

Lubrication: Visco static energol (main spindle), Viscosity 20 (friction wheel and motor)


instruction/owners manual  English

flyer  English

service info  English

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thanks for the manuals

thanks to all who have posted manuals on the Silex, especially the service manual which gives the belt size, John.