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Vacuum Record Clamp

Thorens Disc Contact


The disc-contact vacuum record clamp consists of

- a special disc-contact mat

- a sealing disc

- a vacuum puck

- a vacuum pump with connecting tube and coupling

included as accessories are a clamp for holding the tube when not in use and self adhesive foil for damaged record labels.

By employing reduced air pressure, the clamp presses the record firmly onto the turntable mat.

Distortion and tonal colourations are thereby effectively prevented, especially with thin or warped records.

The advantage of the technique employed is that the platter bearing and spindle are not subjected to reduced air pressure during record play.

Therefore, vacuum seals which could impair rumble and wow and flutter performance are not required.


instruction/owners manual  English

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