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Dual 1228

2-Speed Fully-Automatic Idler-Drive Turntable

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Dual 1228


The Dual 1228 can be used on 50 or 60Hz mains supplies with the appropriate motor pulley fitted.

Drive is via a 4-pole synchronous motor and idler to a non-magnetic, 1.8kg 270mm diameter platter.

The unit supports 33 1/3 and 45rpm speeds and has an automatic tonearm set-down coupled to the speed selector.

Pitch control can be adjusted approximately one semi-tone (6%) at both platter speeds and checked via the stroboscopic light.

The 1228 comes fitted with a torsion resistant, aluminium tonearm with universal four-point gimbal suspension and accepts all standard 1/2 inch mount cartridges with a dead weight (including fixtures) of 2-8g.


Power supply: AC, 50 or 60Hz, changeable by changing motor pulley

Power supply voltage: 110-130V and 220-240V switchable

Drive: 4-pole synchronous motor with radial-elastic suspension

Platter: non-magnetic, 1.8kg, 270mm

Speeds: 33, 45rpm

Pitch control variation: 6% at both platter speeds

Wow and flutter: less than 0.09%

Rumble: -59db (weighted)

Tonearm: torsion resistant, tubular aluminium in self-adjusting pivot bearing

Cartridge holder: removable, accepts all 1/2" cartridges from 2 to 10g

Weight: 4.3kg

Dimensions: 329 x 274mm (+ 28mm tonearm overhang)


instruction/owners manual  Deutsch

instruction/owners manual  English

instruction sheet  Suomi - paerikka

mounting template  English Deutsch Francais Nederlands

service manual  English

strobe disc  English



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