Turntables

Reference

(C) 1963 - 2017 Transcriptors Limited

Specification

  • Designer David Gammon
  • Country Of Origin UK
  • Year 1963 – 1964
  • Plinth Marine grade plywood, shimmed with black acrylic
  • Platter 305 mm diameter cast and machine aluminium alloy disc fitted with three 24k gold plated brass platter weights. Total weight five kilograms and statically balanced to within three grammes. The record is supported on soft rubber pads thereby reducing rumble and induced static to an absolute minimum.
  • Main Bearing Slim sectioned ball-ended ground and polished steel spindle running onto a hardened steel thrust pad and into PTFE bushes (PTFE is a plastic material having a lower coefficient of friction than any other solid and requires no lubrication).
  • Motor Single-phase synchronous recoil start.
  • Power Requirement 115 vac or 240 vac 50hz/60hz.
  • Speeds 33/3 45 & 78 r.p.m.
  • Speed Indication Neon-lit stroboscope geared up 6:1 to give a six degree reading for a one degree variation in platter speed.
  • Drive Thin sectioned neoprene drive belt.
  • Tonearm Fitted with 9″ Fluid arm. Optional 10″ and 12″ Fluid arms.
  • Wow and Flutter 0.01% at 33/3 r.p.m.
  • Rumble Not measurable.
  • Dimensions 438 mm x 432 mm x 178 mm.

Hydraulic Reference

(C) 1964 - 2017 Transcriptors Limited

Specification

  • Designer David Gammon
  • Country Of Origin UK
  • Year 1964 – 1973
  • Plinth Marine grade plywood, shimmed with black acrylic
  • Platter 305 mm diameter cast and machine aluminium alloy disc fitted with six 24k gold plated brass platter weights. Total weight five kilograms and statically balanced to within three grammes. The record is supported on soft rubber pads thereby reducing rumble and induced static to an absolute minimum.
  • Main Bearing Slim sectioned ball-ended ground and polished steel spindle running onto a hardened steel thrust pad and into PTFE bushes (PTFE is a plastic material having a lower coefficient of friction than any other solid and requires no lubrication).
  • Motor Single-phase synchronous recoil start.
  • Power Requirement 115 vac or 240 vac 50hz/60hz.
  • Speeds 33/3 and 45 r.p.m.
  • Speed Control +/- 2% of nominal.
  • Speed Indication Neon-lit stroboscope geared up 6:1 to give a six degree reading for a one degree variation in platter speed.
  • Drive Thin sectioned neoprene drive belt.
  • Tonearm Fitted with 9″ Fluid arm. Optional 10″ and 12″ Fluid arms.
  • Wow and Flutter 0.01% at 33/3 r.p.m.
  • Rumble Not measurable.
  • Dimensions 438 mm x 432 mm x 178 mm.

Saturn

(C) 1968 - 2017 Transcriptors Limited

Specification

  • Designer David Gammon
  • Country Of Origin UK/Ireland
  • Year 1968 – 1973
  • Tonearm Saturn Arm
  • Plinth Suspended black acrylic with three fully adjustable horizontal damper springs
  • Platter 305 mm diameter cast and machine aluminium alloy disc fitted with five platter weights. Total weight twp kilograms and statically balanced to within three grammes. The record is supported on soft rubber pads thereby reducing rumble and induced static to an absolute minimum.
  • Main Bearing Slim sectioned ball-ended ground and polished steel spindle running onto a hardened steel thrust pad and into PTFE bushes (PTFE is a plastic material having a lower coefficient of friction than any other solid and requires no lubrication).
  • Motor Single-phase synchronous recoil start.
  • Power Requirement 115 vac or 240 vac 50hz/60hz.
  • Speeds 33/3 and 45 r.p.m
  • Drive Thin sectioned neoprene drive belt.
  • Wow and Flutter 0.01% at 33/3 r.p.m.
  • Rumble Not measurable.
  • Dimensions 438 mm x 432 mm x 178 mm.

Skeleton

(C) 1973 - 2017 Transcriptors Limited

Specification

  • Designer David Gammon
  • Country Of Origin Carlow Ireland
  • Year 1973 – 1977
  • Tonearm Vestigal Arm
  • Plinth Suspended Spyder chassis
  • Platter 305 mm diameter cast and machine aluminium alloy disc fitted with five chromium plated plated brass platter weights. Total weight five kilograms and statically balanced to within three grammes. The record is supported on soft rubber pads thereby reducing rumble and induced static to an absolute minimum.
  • Main Bearing Slim sectioned ball-ended ground and polished steel spindle running onto a hardened steel thrust pad and into PTFE bushes (PTFE is a plastic material having a lower coefficient of friction than any other solid and requires no lubrication).
  • Motor Single-phase synchronous recoil start.
  • Power Requirement 115 vac or 240 vac 50hz/60hz.
  • Speeds 33/3 and 45 r.p.m.
  • Drive Thin sectioned neoprene drive belt.
  • Tonearm Fitted with Vestigal arm and ADC XLM MKII cartridge.
  • Wow and Flutter 0.05% at 33/3 r.p.m.
  • Rumble Not measurable.
  • Dimensions 460 mm x 395 mm x 180 mm.

Round

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Specification

  • Designer David Gammon
  • Country Of Origin Carlow Ireland
  • Year 1975
  • Chassis One part polyurethane finished in matt black. This can be painted in any colour.
  • Lid Clear acrylic hinged with lid stay.
  • Platter 305 mm diameter  die cast machine aluminium alloy and machined for tru running and balance. Finished in pure aluminium shim. The record is supported on soft rubber pads thereby reducing rumble and induced static to an absolute minimum.
  • Main Bearing Slim sectioned ball-ended ground and polished steel spindle running onto a hardened steel thrust pad and into PTFE bushes (PTFE is a plastic material having a lower coefficient of friction than any other solid and requires no lubrication).
  • Motor Single-phase synchronous recoil start.
  • Power Requirement 115 vac or 240 vac 50hz/60hz.
  • Speeds 33/3 and 45 r.p.m.
  • Drive Thin sectioned neoprene drive belt.
  • Wow and Flutter 0.01% at 33/3 r.p.m.
  • Rumble Not measurable.
  • Dimensions 350 mm Diameter x 115 mm.

Tonearm

  • Pivot To stylus 115 mm
  • Cartridge Fitted with Ortofon VMS20E MKII.
  • Moving Mass 75 grammes
  • Inertia 3200gm.cm2
  • Pivot Ruby jewel uni-pivot.
  • Counterweight Adjustable to suit most cartridges. A lateral balance counterweight is also fitted.
  • Tracing Error Min Zero – Max 6.8 degrees.

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Specification

  • Designer David Gammon
  • Country Of Origin Carlow Ireland
  • Year 1977