Adrian is of course right. I have a very similar looking turntable with
the brand name Rek-o-kut on it, but it is larger and plays 16" discs as
well as 78's. The power switch is lower, below the record level, and the
space between the arm and the center is further, meaning that the arm is
longer. You still have to remove the clear plastic cover to play a 16"
disc, but it works fine for both purposes.
On Mon, Feb 15, 2021 at 1:32 PM Adrian Cosentini <
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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 <
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> 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.
> Jeff Willens