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Thread: how to tell if a turntable is belt drive or direct drive

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    chinamenwaltz is offline Registered User
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    how to tell if a turntable is belt drive or direct drive

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    ive got 3 turntables for 10 dollars and im wondering how i can tell if they are belt drive or direct drive...

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    well unless you got an absolute steal, i'd be willing to bet they're belt drive based on the price...just google the models or read the manual(s) that should help.

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    no manuals and i did google them and it dint help

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    pull the platter off and see if there's a magnet or a belt

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    yeah they are probley cheap ass belt crap , you are out 10 buck , should went to mcdonald insted

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    pull the platter off, if thier belt drive, you just screwed urself because those belts are hard as sht to get back on, LOL. honestly tho, u should be able to tell by pushing down on the edge of the platter, most direct drive platters don't move that much. also, if you take off the mats, u might be able to actually see the rubberband down in there thru the platter lift holes.
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    also, i find it hard to believe that you visited a manufacturer's website and they didn't list weather it was belt or direct drive, thats the first thing listed about any turntable. thats like when they list weather a car is automatic or manual.
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