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Belt Drive Pros The belt acts as a shock-absorber, preventing vibration transmitted from the motor reaching the platter Isolating the motor from the platter results in less noise transmission to the tone-arm It is generally considered that belt drive turntables produce better sound quality dues to less interference from the motor Cons Belt drives have ...


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Cartridges, broadly speaking, come in two types - Moving Magnet [MM] and Moving Coil [MC] Both types can come pre-fitted & balanced, as part of a pre-built system, or bought as separates & require the user to balance. Balancing requires specialist equipment, so if that's your choice, allow an extra $100 or so to be able to do that at home. Moving ...


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To start very simply… Your first consideration should be its intended use. If you want to DJ, then a belt drive turntable is immediately out of the question; you must have direct drive. If you need it only for home listening, your options are still open. If your budget is low [under $200] then you will be unlikely to be looking at component systems & ...


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This is a more controversial question than you might expect. For a certain subset of vinyl fans, myself among them, it makes at least a psychological difference that the sound of an old record (or a new one created with older methods) has never been digitized. In theory, for the pure analog reproduction of sound, a physical soundwave vibrates a physical ...


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It's probably "Neutral" meaning the motor can be running but not engaged with the platter. That's useful for cueing up a song (manually putting the needle on the part of the record where you want it to start) so you can spin the platter back and forth freely with your hand.


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Most countries with 110V power use a frequency of 60Hz and the majority of countries with 220V use 50Hz. This would explain the speed difference. Those Sony turntables would have been produced for markets worldwide, so there should be motors available for 220V/50Hz. The easiest solution would be to find one. Here's a related question from someone who has the ...


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Regarding 'as the needle is round'. This rule only applies to the cheapest low end stylus 'nails' or needles. They are called spherical. Then as price and tracking ability increases, as well as use of real diamond , the shape gets very complex and must follow a straight path for full dynamic range and for less friction damage. Shapes include Shibata, ...


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The idea behind the linear turntable was that it would reproduce more faithfully the original recording, as the master mould for the vinil pressing was made with a linearly moving "grooving" head. Theoretically, in a fixed axis radial arm the difference in angle of the needle vibration relatively to the original orientation of the recorded grooves is a ...


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It's just a personal choice. It's up to you in the end. I prefer vinyl for the attention it needs. I have to take care of it and and what you put into it is what you get back out of it. No one has ever heard me say vinyl "sounds better" than digital (CDs). Actually, truth be known, CDs do sound better overall in most situations. I don't care. You can throw ...


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I was about to answer with "there is no perceivable difference" and give you a lesson on high quality digital conversion techniques, but then I read this: Audio Technica AT-LP60BK-BT ...and this: what-to-know-about-bluetooth I did not know this about Bluetooth, so I'm glad I read it - apparently Bluetooth will always encode the signal via lossy data ...


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I think the main issue won't be that it's too quiet [which it will be] but that it will sound like complete c**p without an RIAA pre-amp. A phono pre-amp has a very specific EQ [treble & bass] curve applied, which is the opposite of that applied in the record manufacturing process. Without one, your records will sound horribly thin & tinny; to a ...


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The 'problem' is that the turntable uses an AC adapter rather than a DC one. The motor speed is based on the supplied AC frequency rather than anything the PSU/transformer is doing to it. Simply put, your power supply has a 20% higher frequency, so your motor is running 20% faster than it would on 50Hz. This would imply that the motor is an AC motor rather ...


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There is so much misinformation when it comes to direct drive vs. belt drive turntables. Yes, much of what you hear about the two is pretty much correct, except..... Direct drive turntables have been around for a while now, and the technology has improved so much that you cannot compare the way a belt drive works and how a direct drive works and say that ...


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