Adrian is right. But, for 12-inch records it's a decent turntable at a great price.
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No way that will handle a 16" disc. The tonearm base is way too close and the tonearm isn't long enough. Plus the strobe light and the controls are higher than the turntable. However, it looks like a great turntable for everything else.
On Monday, February 15, 2021, 12:02:32 PM EST, Jeff Willens <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Are there any off-the-shelf turntables available these days that can handle 16" transcription discs AND commercial 78 RPM records? I've been asked to find some possibilities, but NOT a high-end audiophile model.
I'm wondering if the Audio-Technica AT-LP120XUSB can handle 16" discs. It looks like it can, but perhaps someone here has some experience with it. This would be ideal if it checks out.