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All the turntables were “belt driven” in so far as the belt consisted of a thin, silk thread that ran around the perimeter of an oversized platter of extraordinary weight.
Speed change between 33 rpm and 45 rpm was possible with a “switch” which physically slid the motor unit slightly nearer or further from the turntable base/platter, enabling the silk thread to take up a position on a different part of the spindle pulley. So sweet, just so you could play a “Leader of the Pack” single at will.
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Below is an extract from a leaflet produced by Studio Beco about the Melco turntable.
“The bearing was a precision assembly. The shaft was made from precision ground tool steel running in phosphor-bronze liners supported on patented anti-vibration rings. The shaft tip and thrust pad were made from extremely hard, heat-treated titanium alloy. The pad is made slightly softer than the shaft tip in order to reduce wear. The liners are bored in-line to very close tolerances. This in conjunction with an extra long shaft (102 mm) ensures a close coupling of the record to the arm for maximum information retrieval. No other currently made turntable has a bearing as smooth and as precise as the Melco patented bearing”.