This is a very interesting piece of equipment. It
is a "Mitsubishi Linear Tracking Fully Automatic" Turntable.
They stand upright, not flat like
normal record player turntables. The tone arm moves along horizontally in a
straight line, electronically, not in a curve as is usual. This is to give
better reproduction by making sure the stylus is always at right angles to the
groove, so distortion is not introduced, particularly in the centre area of the
record. Plays 33 and 45 rpm records. If my memory serves me correctly, I think
they originally sold for over $3000. And that was back then!
Yes, I know it's not ancient like the rest of the players, but who cares? It's interesting, and that's the name of the game!! It even tells you when there is a very minor tracking error! Of course it has a built in Strobe, and various lights to confirm what's happening. I love it!! And the good part is, it was almost free!!
Isn't it a beauty?
The arm moves along the slot in a straight line. The large knob
at the top end of the arm is the weight adjustment for how many
grams pressure onto the record. It's a very short arm compared with
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