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Connoisseur BD2

2-Speed Belt-Drive Turntable

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Connoisseur BD2


Essentially the same performance and specification as the BD1 unit.

The main differences are the larger platform and integral with this is the lift / lower mechanism for the pick-up arm.

The BD2 is designed for sprung anti-vibrational mounting.


Drive motor: synchronous constant speed 375rpm at 50Hz

Speeds: 33.33 and 45rpm (manual change)

Platter: 10 1/4" (26cm) lathe turned aluminium casting with precision ground spindle and phosphor bronze bearing

Drive: precision ground round section rubber belt

Performance: considerably exceeds broadcast specifications for turntables in respect of hum, rumble, wow and flutter

Rumble: -60dB

Hum: -80dB

Wow and flutter: less than 0.1%


alignment protractor  English - alternativeroute

instruction/owners manual (additional)  English

instruction/owners manual  English

operating instructions  English - SteveTateUSA

A operating instructions  English - SteveTateUSA

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bd1/2 drive pulley

Can anyone help re the diameters of the races in the motor pulley of BD1/ BD2? I have a platter & pivot bearing & plan building a plinth & marry the platter up with a motor from a Linn (easiest to get.) This may still be a problem as most TT motors run at 300 RPM & I understand the original Connoisseur motor ran at 375 RPM.-- Platter & bearing are both in great condition so I want to persevere with this as the platter is heavy & has great momentum. If one spins it on it's bearing, it runs forever, or so it seems. Help Appreciated.

motor suspension

john t

Does anyone know where to find the rubber used to suspend the motor on th BD2A

Connoisseur Protractor

Does anyone know of a link for a printable protractor for a BD2? The following link
claims to have files for a BD1 and BD2 but I haven't been able to get registered or download the files.

For the record mine looks to have a plastic

BD2 protractor

If you still need that item, I can help.
I assume you mean that small card with a hole in it for the spindle and arc lines for the stylus to follow as you set the cartridge overhang.