Showing posts with label transcription turntable. Show all posts
Showing posts with label transcription turntable. Show all posts

Monday, September 2, 2013

The Silent Partners Part 1 - July 1958

I love these old turntables and tone arm articles. This one is from 1958. The first part is turntables and the second part is tonearms.

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

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

EMT 950 Technolust

I give in to technolust way to easily. Those big buttons and custom chasis just look great. To make matters worse the EMT is not a common brand in the states. If anyone has a spare I would be happy to pick it up. :)