Showing posts with label Rek-O-Kut. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rek-O-Kut. Show all posts

Thursday, October 13, 2016

1949 DIY Broadcast Station Turntable

If you have an old broadcast turntable and want to build an old style plinth for it this is for you.

Monday, November 17, 2014

REK-O-KUT Brochure

REK-O-KUT Fine Recording And Palyback Equipment Brochure

 I'd love to find one of these large record console cabinets to build a turntable around.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

June 1961 Installation Of The Month

I really dig the retro built in stereo systems. You don't see much of that in this day and age. Check out the system components. Very nice.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Silent Partners Part 2 - August 1958

Here is the second part of this great article The Silent Partners. They should have done part three for the cartridges to round it off.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Comback For Corner Horns - Installation Of The Month 1962

Nice EV home built Georgian corner horns. Different from the Klipschorn in that this has a 15 inch in the bass bin but 8" midranger and a horn tweeter. Powered by Eico kits and Rek-O-Kut.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Rek-O-Kut LP-743 Project

I've been pretty happy with my system and haven't tweaked anything in a long time. I thought it was time for another project to keep me busy and hands off the current system. I've been putting single bids on various turntables and won this ROK LP-743 last week. I've been asking lots of questions about it and am now trying to get it whipped into shape.
The ROK design is very compact. It is easy to take apart and put back together. I'm not a fan of the on off switch or speed control but I'll get used to it.

A single idler and double idler. That is alot of rubber. I've been using rubber rejevenator since they don't look too bad.
Look at how little there really is to this ROK.
The motor is a little funky. I've cleaned it up pretty well. It works but would be cool to have a new one. There seems to be a bit of vibration and heat when run even on its own but after talking to others this is normal. Any advice is appreciated.

The grommets may need a little tweeking.
This is the sort of effort that gives me hope for the ROK.
I'm starting to look for a vintage tonearm. I can't believe how much they have gone up in value. Anyone have a tonearm not being used lol....

This post originated at retro vintage modern hi-fi

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Rek-O-Kut Rondine turntable or record changer ?

Rek-O-Kut explains why you don't want a record changer to play your valuable vinyl. Great marketing and it is true. I found a Rondine Jr at a flea market but it was in such bad shape not even I would buy it for $5.