Dismantling a Turntable

To kick off the building phase of my project I started to dismantle my record player in order to learn about the inner workings of a turntable and to potentially hack the components and mechanisms to use in my product. The player I have is a mid range Stanton t.52 direct drive player.It contains a motor mechanism with speed control which relates to the pitch control of the records with two set speed buttons for 33rpm and 45rpm, an on/off switch, two start stop buttons for the motor, a phono cable output with earth and a transformer linked the the double pin power output.

 

 

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