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Re: arsclist turntable advise
Thanks for the peek into the inner sanctum, Graham.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Graham Newton" <gn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: "Steve Weiss" <smweiss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, August 19, 2002 5:13 PM
Subject: Re: arsclist turntable advise
> Steve Weiss wrote:
> > We're looking to buy a new turntable to play 45s, lps, 78s and 16"
> > transcription discs for our audio preservation studio.
> > Does anyone have experiences with a Rek-O-Kut Rondine 3 turntable that
> > they could relate? Any suggestions or turntable recommendations would be
> The Rek-O-Kut turntables have not been made for many years.
> I strongly recommend against buying a "vintage" turntable like this for
> archival or restoration purposes.
> Parts are not available, and rubber idler wheels have usually dried out
> and hardened. Designs were usually not attentive to rumble and noise
> and THAT you can't fix. Most had no ability to adjust speed to correctly
> "pitch" an off speed recording.
> Get a modern design turntable with a good arm cartridge and a proper sized
> stylus for the discs you are dealing with.
> Check the SOURCES and LINKS pages on my web site for where to find them.
> Alternatively, put your own together using a turntable like a Technics
> and an SME 3012-R arm... see the following picture of my transfer
> using these components.
> ... Graham Newton
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