Two Speed Belt Drive Turntable
The Rotel RP830 is a 2-speed, belt-driven, manual turntable system with straight tonearm.
Motor: 4-pole hysteresis synchronous motor
Speeds: 33 and 45rpm
Wow and flutter: less than 0.03% WRMS
Signal to noise ratio: better than 70dB
Platter: 310mm, 1.5kg, aluminium die-cast
Tonearm: static-balanced, straight pipe arm, oil-damped cueing device, direct-readout stylus gauge counterweight, anti-skating device
Cartridge weight range: 3 to 9g
Stylus force: 0.5 to 3g
Dimensions: 432 x 135 x 350mm
The whole structure was too resonant for a clear transparent sound, and the rumble level was also higher than it should be. Despite all this, the 830 was certainly better than a number of similarly priced decks from similar sources and is thus worth considering - £95 HiFi Choice 1984
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Rotel Belt Drive Turntables
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