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2-Speed Belt-Drive Turntable with AC Synchronous Motor

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Transcriptors Hydraulic Reference


The Hydraulic Reference employs a low speed, recoil start synchronous motor on a double-deck spring mounting driving the platter via a rubber belt, thereby providing complete vibration isolation.

The main bearing incorporates a silicone fluid filled well rotating at the same speed as the platter, fine speed control being provided by a static vane suspended in the fluid.


Type: manual turntable

Drive method: belt drive

Platter: 305mm, 5kg, cast and machined aluminium alloy disc fitted with six gold-plated brass weights

Main bearing: slim section ball-ended ground and polished steel spindle running onto a hardened steel thrust pad and into PTFE bushes

Motor: single-phase synchronous, recoil start

Speeds: 33 and 45rpm

Speed control: +-2% of nominal

Speed indication: neon lit stroboscope

Wow and flutter: 0.01%

Rumble: not measurable

Dimensions: 438 x 432 x 178mm


instruction/owners manual  English

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