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Dual 1246

2-Speed Belt-Drive Turntable

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Dual 1246


Drive: 8-pole synchronous motor, precision flat belt for flywheel drive

Platter: non magnetic,dynamically balanced, detachable, 1.3kg, 304mm

Speeds: 33 and 45rpm

Pitch control: 1 semitone (6%)

Speed control: illuminated stroboscope

Wow and flutter: <0.09%

Rumble: >63dB

Tonearm: torsion resistant tubular aluminium tonearm in four point gimbal

Effective length: 221mm

Stylus pressure: 0-3g

Cartridge holder: removable, accepts 1/2" cartridges from 5.5-10g


instruction/owners manual  English Deutsch Francais

service manual  English


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English version?

Anyone have an English version of those instructions? Thanks!

"Deck" (under the platter) removal

I have a loose part that has fallen thru the 'deck' hole. How do I remove the 'deck' or separate it from the wooden base to allow me to remove the loose part.
I'm a total 'newbie' and would appreciate whatever help you can give.
Vielen Dank
Jim Nall

Dual Servicing

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