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Dual 1229

3-Speed Idler-Drive Turntable (1972)

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Dual 1229


With the 1229, Dual has achieved what many audio experts have called the no-compromise automatic.

The most dramatic example of this is the mode selector that shifts the entire tonearm base - down for single play, up for multiple play.

Thus the stylus tracks at precisely the correct angle in both modes of play.

The 8 3/4 inch tonearm, the longest of any automatic, tracks flawlessly at as low as 0.25 gram.

Other 1229 features include 12 inch a dynamically balanced 7lb platter, powerful continuous pole / synchronous motor, built in illuminated strobe with adjustable viewing angle and a calibrated tracking pressure dial.

The unit has 3 speeds with one semitone pitch variation on all three speeds and the torsionally rigid, extra-long all-metal tonearm features four-point Gimbal type bearing.


Drive: synchronous continuous-pole motor with radial elastic suspension

Platter: non-magnetic, dynamically balanced, weighing 3,1kg

Speeds: 33.33, 45 and 78rpm

Pitch control variation: 6%

Speed accuracy deviation: +-0.06%

Signal to noise ratio: -63dB weighted

Tonearm: extra-long, torsionally rigid metal arm, in 4-point gimbal suspension, with skeletal head design

Cartridge holder: removable, accepts all 1/2" cartridges from 1 to 12g

Dimensions: 376 x 308mm

Weight: 7.2kg


brochure  Deutsch - jalal1926

brochure  English

brochure  English - speaker dave

diy service guide  English - gridleakrick

instruction/owners manual  Deutsch

instruction/owners manual  English

instruction/owners manual (alt scan)  English - osalty

instruction/owners manual  Espanol

instruction/owners manual  Francais

mounting template (not to scale)  English Deutsch Francais Nederlands - matts basement

service manual  Deutsch - dirk777

service manual  English

strobe disc  English - quad

test reports  English - speaker dave



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