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The Chemistry of a Turntable.

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Justin Johnson

on 8 January 2013

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The
Chemistry
of a Turntable The Basic Parts The Types of Turntables Types of Vinyl
(records) The Plinth This is the base of the turntable
It supports the legs, the tone arm, and the platter The Tone-arm It holds the cartridge
It allows the needle to move smoothly against the grooves of the record The Cartridge Attached to the end of the tone-arm
Holds the needle The Needle At the end of the cartridge
Transfers the vibrations from the needle and emits them The Platter Felted platform that you place the record upon
Spins to play the music The Motor The source that powers the platter to spin Direct-drive The motor is directly connected to the platter
Prefereed for DJ's or for mixing
Faster to set up Belt-Driven Requires the outside use of a belt directly connected to the platter
Preferred for cleaner, better quality sound
Best for home; permanent setup Revolutions
Per Minute(RPM) The number of times the record will spin in a minute
It changes the speed of the platter and how the record will sound
Applies fot the type of record that will be playing 33 1/3 RPM
(12 inch LP) The larger record which means longer play(LP)
Is more durable than other vinyl
Used for full release albums 45 RPM
(7 inch singles) A smaller record that usually only has one song per side
Used when releasing new singles Adapters Some 45's may require an insert for the middle hole so they can fit the spindle platter like a 33 1/3 78 RPM Are about the same size as 45's (7 inches)
Are VERY fragile and thin
Usually bought by collecters
Antique records Care Bibliography
" Turntable Basics: A Beginner's Guide to Turntables and Vinyl Records AudioJunkies." AudioJunkies.com . N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Jan. 2013. <http://audiojunkies.com/forum/blog/4483-turntable-basics-beginners-guide-turntables-vinyl-records.html>.
Red, James. "Types of Vinyl Records | eHow.com." eHow | How to Videos, Articles & More - Discover the expert in you. | eHow.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Jan. 2013. <http://www.ehow.com/list_6311790_types-vinyl-records.html>."Turntables." Art of Manliness. Version 2012. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Jan. 2013. <http:/artofmanliness.com/2012/11/09/a-beginners-guide-to-buying-your-first-turntable/>. Record Sleeves A paper cover that protects the vinyl from exterior harm(scratches, shattering)
Gives records extended use Record cleaner Use it to clear it of dust and make it sine like new Conditions Store turntable and records in a safe place
Put records in sleeves when not in use
Keep the record clean so there is less static while playing and there is longer use
Have fun listening(: Accessories
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