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.