I use a Technics SP-15.  For 16" discs, I had the arm repositioned to give
me good arm clearance.  Since my SME is mounted on the Technics tone arm
helical twisting base with considerable vertical movement, I had a glass
shop make a 16" 1/4" plexiglass disc  and center it and drill out a hole for
the spindle to go through.  Cost about $ 50.00.  I take the rubber mat off
the turntable and place it on the upper side of the plexiglass disc.  Works

Steve Smolian

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Especially bad for vertical cut transcriptions if unsupported. -Mickey

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> The Rek-O-Kut CVS 16 has a 12" platter like most of the commercially 
> available turntables set up to play 16" discs.
> BTW:
> I made the 16" extension to play 16" vinyl discs which are thinner than 
> 16" Lacquers. I have no scientific data to suggest that my disc 
> extension improves things because I have been unable to come up with a 
> 16" vinyl test disc or a suitable disc that would provide repeatable 
> test results. Suggestions are welcome.
> Corey
> On 6/5/2016 11:37 AM, Corey Bailey wrote:
>> Hi Stewart,
>> 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.
>> Cheers!
>> Corey
>> Corey Bailey Audio Engineering
>> On 6/5/2016 7:26 AM, Stewart Adam wrote:
>>> Hello
>>> 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
>>> ( 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.
>>> Stewart

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