Philips GA 212
Sprung chassis belt drive turntable with electronic speed control
The Philips GA212 record player features electronic speed control employing a tacho-generator, photo-electronic off switch, floating suspension of turntable and pick up arm and electronic touch controls for start, speed selection and stop.
The important advantages which result from the electronic speed control are high stability of turntable speed, negligible wow and flutter and accurate speed adjustment.
The slow running high-torque motor, the high quality platter bearing and the precision drive belt ensure exceptionally low rumble transmission.
The high mechanical quality of the GA-212 will ensure that the excellent performance is maintained over a very long period.
Drive method: belt drive
Speed control: electronic
Speeds: 33 and 45rpm
Speed adjustment range: +-3%
Wow and flutter: 0.1%
Arm friction: 15 mgf
Stylus force: 0.75 to 4g
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Philips Belt Drive Turntables
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Submitted by chriseeo
Excellent value for money. I have a GA212 since 1973. One motor and one belt changed since then. Now playing with an Empire MC-20EII cartridge, at 2gr weight. Lovely sound through new RCA type cable and Yamaha CR-820 receiver. Homemade speakers!
Submitted by careyboy01
With decent cartridge and some tweaking of the suspension,this very under-rated deck is as good as a Thorens TD 165 and most of their suspended chassis decks. The ULM arm and the slide out carrier may be its weak link,yet Dual,used the ULM's even in their 505 audiophile series. I've been tweaking this Philips for some time and I will put it up against my pals Thorens anyday. If anyone wants to know how to get 'er going, gimme a holler!
Submitted by capriolo
I used this table for 15 years with a Shure V15 lll cart, Kenwood integrated amp and Advent largers. It is defiantly a great sounding table with the right setup.
Submitted by desertdog
Nice sounding unit probably underated in its day. posted 2013