Clockwork orange Transcriptor

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Clockwork orange Transcriptor

Post by vintagevinyllover » 16 May 2019 18:33

So yesterday I touched the Transcriptor turntable used in Kubrick’s film of A Clockwork Orange. It looks brand new. I’ll post a pic if anybody interested but the cambi of author + film director + deck + Beethoven is a compelling statement.

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Re: Clockwork orange Transcriptor

Post by cary114 » 17 May 2019 03:19

Of course I would like to see a picture.

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Re: Clockwork orange Transcriptor

Post by p147 » 17 May 2019 09:22

Yes Please.

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Re: Clockwork orange Transcriptor

Post by vintagevinyllover » 21 May 2019 13:19

Here it is
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Re: Clockwork orange Transcriptor

Post by Roberto C2H3 » 21 May 2019 16:31

What a sexy lady she is =P~

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Re: Clockwork orange Transcriptor

Post by cary114 » 22 May 2019 02:54

That is so nice. I wonder if anybody wants to donate that to me.

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Re: Clockwork orange Transcriptor

Post by vintagevinyllover » 22 May 2019 21:52

It’s in a museum in Frankfurt

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Re: Clockwork orange Transcriptor

Post by Luxman78 » 22 May 2019 22:32

cary114 wrote:
22 May 2019 02:54
That is so nice. I wonder if anybody wants to donate that to me.
:lol: :lol:

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Re: Clockwork orange Transcriptor

Post by gofar99 » 23 May 2019 02:26

Hi, Nice turntable. It looks like a variation of the one I have. Mine is a Transcriptor Saturn with the Vestigal tone arm (a real chore to set up properly). The dust cover on mine is not original. The cartridge is an ADC XLM. One of very few common ones that has enough compliance to use that particular arm. The one in your photo seems to have one of the Hydraulic arms.
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Post by vintagevinyllover » 23 May 2019 07:49

For the 1971 film Kubrick used props and objects that were in production but had a futuristic look. The idea was to create a near-future that was also believable and recognisable. There were no other details about the Transcriptor given at the exhibition but it’s the hydraulic reference model, which I think came out after the Saturn. I don’t know if the date 1964 refers to gammon’s original design or to the year this one was made, though 8 think probably the former. This has 6 supports/weights instead of 5 and a hydraulic paddle/liquid arrangement said to reduce mains electricity and motor speed variations.

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