The Rek-O-Kut CVS 16 has a 12" platter like most of the commercially
available turntables set up to play 16" discs.
I made the 16" extension to play 16" vinyl discs which are thinner than
16" Lacquers. I have no scientific data to suggest that my disc
extension improves things because I have been unable to come up with a
16" vinyl test disc or a suitable disc that would provide repeatable
test results. Suggestions are welcome.
On 6/5/2016 11:37 AM, Corey Bailey wrote:
> Hi Stewart,
> If you are looking for a turntable to play 16" discs, I would suggest
> looking for a turntable that has a 16" platter (rare and expensive).
> Those that claim to be able to play a 16" disc can do so, but leave
> the outer edge of the disc unsupported and the amount of unsupported
> disc will vary with platter size. The problem I have with that
> situation is the resonance of the unsupported area of the disc. I have
> a Rek-O-Kut CVS 16 that has a 14" platter and my fix was to make a 16"
> aluminum disc that rests on the 14" platter. The tone arm is able to
> handle the extra height (barely) without a shim but the set-up is
> tedious and time consuming to get everything correct and within spec
> of the turntable which doesn't have the best specs to begin with.
> Corey Bailey Audio Engineering
> On 6/5/2016 7:26 AM, Stewart Adam wrote:
>> I'm planing to update my turntable and looking for suggestions. I
>> need a turntable the will play
>> up to 16 inch disks and has a varispeed option from 16 rpm to 90 rpm.
>> I have been looking at the Rec-O-Kut Rondine 3 as a possibility.
>> Another option is possibility is
>> a Technics table. I have been looking at using an SP15 with an
>> aftermarket plinth and tone arm.
>> I don't know if the SP15 can currently have the varispeed modified.
>> Overkill Audio
>> (overkillinc.com) is working on a mod but they don't have a date for
>> release yet.
>> If you have any suggestions I would greatly appreciate them.
>> Thank you.