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 Post subject: Off Brand? OR Maybe A Special Purpose Turntable?
PostPosted: May Sun 26, 2019 5:00 pm 
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I've not heard of this brand before, not that I am an expert on turntables. It seems to be very high quality and has a 1960's look to it. It appears to be stereo. Does anyone have any information on its' utility and purpose? Cheers, Russie


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 Post subject: Re: Off Brand? OR Maybe A Special Purpose Turntable?
PostPosted: May Sun 26, 2019 5:24 pm 
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The numeral "2" on it may indicate that it was used in a radio station or dance hall.

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 Post subject: Re: Off Brand? OR Maybe A Special Purpose Turntable?
PostPosted: May Sun 26, 2019 5:29 pm 
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Your QRK turntable with a Rek-O-Cut tonearm
is a very high quality professional turntable.

What model # is yours ?

From the photos, I would bet it was used in a radio station
for broadcasting record music.
Hotwax

A couple of links from internet search:

https://www.lencoheaven.net/forum/index ... ic=17850.0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guaHxZz8JnI


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 Post subject: Re: Off Brand? OR Maybe A Special Purpose Turntable?
PostPosted: May Sun 26, 2019 10:22 pm 
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The QRK turntable with Rek-O-Kut S-320 tonearm as pictured, likely sporting a Shure M44-7 cartridge, was the mainstay of the broadcast industry from the late 1960s through the 1970s. Extremely powerful hysteresis-sync motor will bring it up to speed in 1/8 revolution or better. Not the highest fidelity as it’s pretty rumbly so classical music stations didn’t use them, but everybody else did. We had them at WBZ in Boston in the 1970s. This appears to be Model 12-C.

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 Post subject: Re: Off Brand? OR Maybe A Special Purpose Turntable?
PostPosted: May Mon 27, 2019 4:04 am 
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CCA, the parent company, made other broadcast equipment; I have one of their mixing boards downstairs. It was the production studio board back in the 1970s, at the station where I worked.

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