Tag Archives: turntable

Harmon Kardon / Rabco ST-7 Turntable

14 Aug

Harmon Kardon ST-7 Turntable

Harman Kardon ST-7 Turntable

An impressive linear tracking turntable born out of a collaboration between Rabco and Harman Kardon.   The ST-7 was built in Rabco's factory, to a design simplified and (some would say) improved by Harman's engineeers.

 

Harman Kardon St-7 Turntable

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Harman Kardon St-7 Turntable

Harman Kardon St-7 Turntable

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Marantz 6100 Turntable

24 Jul

Marantz 6100 Turntable
Marantz 6100 Turntable

The Marantz 6100 is a basic, but very usable semi-automatic turntable.  It has all the features that make it very suitable for everyday use - like an auto-return mechanism and 33 & 45 RPM speeds and a damped cueing mechanism.

Underneath the metal platter is a belt drive mechanism.  The rubber platter mat is impregnated with anti-static compounds to prevent static electricity build up that can cause dirt particles to be attracted to the record surfaces.

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Pioneer PL-115D Semi-Automatic Turntable

22 Jul

Pioneer PL-115D Semi-Automatic Turntable
Pioneer PL-115D Semi-Automatic Turntable

The PL-115D is a precision turntable solution for the audiophile who seeks key automatic functions along with outstanding tonal quality from record reproduction.

The PL-115D is durable, quiet and crafted with typically long life Pioneer workmanship.

Features include a speed detecting auto-return mechanism that returns it's tonearm to rest smoothly even with a warped record, a sensitive S-shaped pipe arm with anti-skating device, and a howling free floating cabinet constructed free of resonance.

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Upside down turntable tracking. How does it work?

23 Jun

An Empire 98 tonearm playing on an (upside down) suspended Empire turntable.

An Empire 98 tonearm playing on an (upside down) suspended Empire turntable.

Empire's aren't the only turntables that can play upside down. They're in good company with Dual, and numerous other vertical turntables from Mitsubishi, Sony, and others.  But, what is it that allows them to still work while looking so precarious?

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