Transcriptors Hydraulic Reference
Country Of Origin:
Transcriptors Ltd, 2 Theobald Street, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, England
Year of production:
1964 – 1973
1973 – November 1977 (Under license to J A Michell Engineering)
Acoustic Lid: Yes
Type: Manual turntable
Drive: Belt drive
Platter: 305mm 20mm thick, 10kg, machined from a solid billet of aluminium fitted with six
24K gold-plated brass platterweights.
Plinth: Solid polished acrylic.
Main bearing: Slim section ball-ended ground and polished silver steel spindle running
onto a ceramic ball bearing and into P.T.F.E bushes.
Motor: Single-phase a.c synchronous,24 Pole, recoil start.
Power Supply: 110vac/240vac 50hz/60hz
Speeds: 33 and 45rpm
Speed control: +-2% of nominal
Speed indication: Neon lit stroboscope
Tone arm: 10” Fluid arm.
Tone arm Boards: Available for all modern and classic tone arms.
Wow and flutter: 0.01%
Rumble: Not measurable.
Dimensions: 438mm x 432mm x 178mm
David’s design concept was inspired by old clocks and watches from the 17th and 18th century. David had often asked this question many times over, why put something of engineering elegance into a black case or even worst, into a wooden case, that looked as if it had been made down in somebody’s garden shed. In fact Transcriptors started the trend to expose all the components so that they could be viewed from all angles. Manufactured from aluminum and acrylic to very high tolerances, tested, the end result always being a highly polished, highly accurate turntable. Designed and built with the skill of an 18th century clock maker, the turntables made for a very satisfying sight indeed.
Stroboscope 33.3 rpm / 50 Hz PDF (15 kB)
Stroboscope 45 rpm / 50 Hz PDF (15 kB)
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