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Old 05-06-2011, 11:47 PM
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Your opinion on nordmende turn tables?

I was offered a free turn table, from an uncle, pulled from a supposedly 1960 console (the radio is solid state junk with a frozen tuner) and was wondering if this would be a good candidate to use in a future project. Im just unfamiliar with the brand. Also this was originally 220volts that was converted to 110. So im a bit leery, wondering what the turn table itself runs on.

Were these considered decent or high quality?
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Old 05-07-2011, 08:07 PM
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I remember a Grundig or Telefunken radio/phonograph which I think used a winding on the power transformer to give 110 volts to the phono motor...the power supply was adjustable between 100-240 volts so the proper power would be sent to the motor no matter what the input voltage was. The only problem might be 50 vs. 60 hz as the motor would run faster than normal if designed for 50 hz but I think there was something to compensate for that as well, maybe a removable motor shaft sleeve.
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Old 05-07-2011, 08:32 PM
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I can't speak to their TTs, but I have a table radio, & it is pretty much top-notch stuff.
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Old 05-20-2011, 10:37 AM
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Most likely it used another make of German changer in it, either a Dual, Miracord, or Perpetuum-Ebner. All of which made good changers. All were commonly fitted in many European made radiogrammes.
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