Thanks to all for your responses. I went to look for a Rek-o-Kut for 16's, but they don't make them anymore. A Rondine 3 would have been perfect. Their current lineup doesn't cut it, from what I gather.
I'm fine with getting the metal platter for 16's, that's not a problem. I need an actual turntable to play them.
On Mon, 15 Feb 2021 14:12:11 -0500, John Haley <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>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 <
>> [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.
>> Jeff Willens