78 rpm AR?

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Michael626
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78 rpm AR?

Post by Michael626 » 20 Jan 2020 16:51

Did AR make a table to play 78s?
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Re: 78 rpm AR?

Post by derspankster » 20 Jan 2020 21:03

I don't believe so.

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Re: 78 rpm AR?

Post by lenjack » 20 Jan 2020 23:23

NO.

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Re: 78 rpm AR?

Post by 1200y3 » 22 Jan 2020 15:42

Aftermarket pulleys may have been available.

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Re: 78 rpm AR?

Post by lenjack » 22 Jan 2020 15:59

Possibly, you could make your own.

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Re: 78 rpm AR?

Post by Michael626 » 22 Jan 2020 20:05

Ooh, I wish had those skills. I would have to go dig up an old geometry book to, hopefully, come up with a SWAG dimension for the pulley. Might be easier to just find a nice 78 rpm turntable.

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Re: 78 rpm AR?

Post by gkimeng » 26 Jan 2020 18:58

My first AR was a 33 rpm only model, and by then AR's parts dept had ceased carrying replacement motors and pulleys for the two-motor table. I did the calcs for a 45 rpm pulley and had one machined by a local shop. Worked great for years until someone finally invented eBay and I was able to snag a two-speed pulley there (two-speed pulleys for the two-motor table are probably the second most rare AR turntable part out there, the most rare being the adapter kit for updating a two-motor table to the later single-motor configuration).

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