There are three types of drive mechanisms that are standard in the industry. (There are also plenty of specialized systems out there for the niche market). The most common are: Idler (sometimes also referred to as a rim drive), belt drive and direct drive.
Joel AndrewsOriginally from New Brunswick, Canada, Joel started to really collect vinyl at a time when people were practically giving it away as they moved their collections over to CD. It became clear that he had a strong penchant for how things work when his father arrived home one day to find four-year-old Joel hadContinue reading “Vinyl Playback Speeds, Sizes, and One of The Original Format Wars”
I remember being 12 years old, on my bedroom floor watching the record spin under the needle. I would wonder to myself “How in the world is this even possible?” There is still an almost magical quality to those tiny grooves that hold all that sound.
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