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Commonwealth 12D

Idler Drive Professional Turntable System

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Commonwealth 12D


The Commonwealth type 12D three and four speed turntables have been designed to meet the rigid specification demanded by professional users of microgroove and stereo recordings.

The machines are designed and built to maintain their performance for very long periods of continuous use.

12D/3 is a three speed unit and the 12D/4 four speed


Platter: 12" diameter

Weight: 6.5 Lbs

Speeds: 16.66, 33.33, 45.11 and 77.93 rpm

Speed tolerance: 0% to 0.25%

Wow and flutter: less than 0.1% RMS

Rumble: better than -50dB below recorded signal


/3 instruction/owners manual  English

/3 supplement  English

/4 instruction/owners manual  English

/4 supplement  English

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