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Systemdek transcription turntable

Post by Hulme-woody66 » 03 Oct 2019 15:02

Hi I’m new so please forgive if I use the wrong etiquette. I would like to know if anyone knows if the systemdek that has transcription turntable written on arm board side of plinth and a aluminium band running around the middle is a 3 thanks

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Re: Systemdek transcription turntable

Post by JaS » 03 Oct 2019 20:43

If it's a Systemdek III it should have it written on the top of the plinth?


Systemdek Transcription
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Systemdek III
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Re: Systemdek transcription turntable

Post by Hulme-woody66 » 04 Oct 2019 00:32

Hi thanks it looks like both of above photos but has systemdek transcription turntable written on in same place has the clamp as in second photo but feet seem to be flat on bottom unlike second ya pic . Sorry bit of a technophobe and can’t work out how to upload a photo . What are the difference between the two shown has very heavy platter if this helps and came when I got it in early 90s (second hand with a rb300 arm . Sorry for being such a novice

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Re: Systemdek transcription turntable

Post by JaS » 04 Oct 2019 09:26

I'm not an expert, but AFAIK the main difference is that the Systemdek III came with a concave platter and integrated record clamp as standard. If yours has no clamp and no III on the top plate it is most likely a Systemdek Transcription.

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Re: Systemdek transcription turntable

Post by cre009 » 04 Oct 2019 09:27

In the Turntables review sub forum there are 2 reviews - the first from 81 is for the Transcription. I have that edition of HFC.

The second review is from an edition I don't have is for the III. The photo on this one appears to still have the logo saying Transcription so there may have been a transition or perhaps the photo was of an earlier Transcription.

https://www.vinylengine.com/turntable_f ... 7&start=25

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Re: Systemdek transcription turntable

Post by Hulme-woody66 » 04 Oct 2019 13:49

Thank you for the replies, I can see from the pictures above that it has a rubber ring around platter yet has transcription turntable written where that one has systemdek 111 . So unfortunately I’m still none the wiser as hi-fi choice review says that came on a later version. Thanks for your help anyway I’ll have to keep on researching it also has the adjustable feet 😓

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Re: Systemdek transcription turntable

Post by markcass » 04 Oct 2019 19:01

Hi

In performance terms, I don't think there was a great deal of difference between the original Systemdek and the III. Certainly, contemporary reviews didn't find any huge advance in the later model. Apart from the platter, all the main working parts inside the plinth are much the same, I believe.

I used to have a Systemdek II (a round 'plinthless' model), which came out at the same time as the III, and used a version of the main bearing design, which is common to all this series including the III. These earlier models also had very similar sub-chassis and spring suspension systems, something that changed from the IIX onwards. There was also a IIS model, with the same 'plinth' as the II but the platter and running gear of the original Systemdek Transcription model.

I hope this helps by filling in some background.


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Re: Systemdek transcription turntable

Post by Hulme-woody66 » 04 Oct 2019 19:58

Thanks for your replies if by concave platter it is the part under where the record clamp fits then yes it is concave . Also a previous owner ( ex girlfriends new partner) thought he was some sort of audio guru and completely stripped the rb300 arm of all wires .(he’s long gone) and after 20 years in attic has came back to me with most of the black oily looking gunk on bottom inside metal area of plinth removed , and I correct in believing this was resonance damping ? Also if there is anyone reading this that has the skill to rewire my rb300 I would love to get a price . I’ve seen some upgrade wire kits on eBay for around £60 but is well beyond my large finger ham fisted ability . Thanks again

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Re: Systemdek transcription turntable

Post by Hulme-woody66 » 04 Oct 2019 20:23

Please can someone let me know in very non computer speak how to upload. A photo as as well as systemdek queries I’m trying to find out which to earn is on my revolver rebel I picked up last week whilst buying an arcam amp . Thanks in advance

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Re: Systemdek transcription turntable

Post by JaS » 05 Oct 2019 11:49

Instructions for uploading gallery images or image attachments in posts are in the 'Forum' section of the FAQ.

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Re: Systemdek transcription turntable

Post by Hulme-woody66 » 05 Oct 2019 12:09

This is the systemdek I’m trying to identify? The rb300 is not connected at moment
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Re: Systemdek transcription turntable

Post by Copperhead » 05 Oct 2019 15:23

Hulme-woody66 wrote:
05 Oct 2019 12:09
This is the systemdek I’m trying to identify? The rb300 is not connected at moment
Some Systemdeks had the " Transcription Turntable" printed like yours, some didn't. I have seen both and, as far as I know, there are no major differences between the two. I would not stress out too much as it is not that important.

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Re: Systemdek transcription turntable

Post by Hulme-woody66 » 05 Oct 2019 16:26

Ha ha cheers . Just need to find someone who can rewire my rb300 . Maybe a guy with three large terrapins

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Re: Systemdek transcription turntable

Post by Hulme-woody66 » 05 Oct 2019 16:30

Maybe someone could inform me of which version of revolver rebel this is
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Re: Systemdek transcription turntable

Post by JaS » 05 Oct 2019 18:14

AFAIK there was only one version of the Rebel, but with various finishes like exotic wood veneers, hammerite etc :-k

The more expensive 'Revolver Turntable' came with or without an arm, and with the same bewildering array if finishes.

There's a review of the Rebel here:
https://www.vinylengine.com/turntable_f ... er#p422898

FWIW a schoolteacher friend of mine had one back in the 90's and loved it.

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