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I have two of these. One has only two speeds but the other is three.

They both need tone arm connections. Belts are intact.

$75 takes the two of them. 

Jim
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Hodge" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2007 3:37 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Empire turntables


> Are you sure it has 78 as an option?  All Empires I have ever
> encountered were 2 speed, probably as they were marketed primarily
> during the LP era.
> Not that I've seen everything....
> 
> Just a thought.  
> 
> BH
> 
>>>> [log in to unmask] 2/1/2007 2:53 PM >>>
> John Ross wrote:
>> Does anybody have any useful advice or opinions about Empire
> turntables? 
>> In particular, whether they're a good choice for playing 78s?
>> 
>> I have an opportunity to buy one (sorry, don't know which model
> number) 
>> for $100. It seems to be in decent condition (probably needs a new
> belt, 
>> just on general principle). I would use it with a Shure M78
> cartridge.
>> 
>> My biggest concern is that it does not offer variable speed, so I
> won't 
>> be able to adjust it for different types, ages and brands of discs. I
> 
>> suppose I could adjust the speed in software, but that's not always
> an 
>> option for casual listening.
>> 
>> Any thoughts?
> 
> If your interests are limited to electrical recordings, you'll not
> often 
> miss adjustable speed. If they extend into the acoustic era, variable 
> speed is essential for listening, desirable before computer processing.
> 
> When I was listening to 78s (since sacrificed to my poor health), a 
> Bogen B51 table provided wide and continuous speed selection; its 
> failings would have been serious with LPs but were acceptable for
> casual 
> purposes on shellac discs.
> 
> Mike
> -- 
> [log in to unmask] 
> http://www.mrichter.com/
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