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Esoteric Sound's turntables are a large portion of our business. You can purchase any old turntable to play 33 RPM records, but TRY to find something that plays 20-16 inch records! Four of our tables offer such capabilities PLUS other convenient features!

We have sold these turntables to major record companies, major musicians, national libraries, and professional sound restorers around the globe.

All of our turntables adhere to basic conventional standards, i.e., they require that you have a hifi amplifier or receiver that has a phono input.  In recent years, this feature has become less common.  If you have an amplifier that has only high level inputs (usually labeled "Aux'), you will probably need a preamplifier.  We have several models for sale.

Considering a USB turntable?  Click here for some ideas on the subject.

Any turntable converted to USB.  Get ICONNEX USB convertor for $55.00

Need info on a discontinued model?  Click here for legacy info.

 

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  • Esoteric Sound's turntables provide the best balance in features and performance available, bar  none!               

  • Below is a quick summary of each of the tables. Click on a model that has a link to get an in-depth description of that turntable.


REK-O-KUT

TROVATORE

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ESOTERIC SOUND


Trovatore Specs

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USA & Canada:  $2,199.00

Other:  $2,249.00

Plays All Size Records

AUDIOPHILE QUALITY

MODEST FOOTPRINT

 

Design Concept From Top Product Designer, Illinois Institute Of Technology

Shipping

East of Miss: $43.00

West of Miss: $56.00
 

Form Fits Function

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The TROVATORE is an all-new design, loosely based on the proven suspended chassis designs of the 1960's.  The TROVATORE  features 6 speeds:  33, 45, 76, 78, 80 and 90 rpm and will fit any sized record up to 20 inches in diameter, including the common16 inch radio broadcast transcription.  Its low torque European-made DC motor, massive 8 lb platter and precision spindle bearing results in extremely low rumble.  Easy speed change is by a single knob.  The pitch control can correct almost any speed problem.  Arm height is adjustable for all phono pickups.

Employed in its construction are state of the art CAD design and precision ultrahigh tolerance CNC machining.  The spindle is removable for correcting eccentric records.  The acrylic platter is similar in composition to the actual disc played

providing excellent dampening, and a resultant neutral sound.

Its large diameter spindle bearing results in both low friction and low noise.  The Rek-O-Kut S-260 MKII low-friction, 12 inch arm is much longer than conventional arms and provides more accurate tracking of any record.  The entire playback mechanism is isolated by vibration absorbent pods.  Vertical cut discs are playable with a separately purchased, special headshell with cartridge.

Its attractive base is made of hand-finished solid select American walnut.

Supplied with minimalist dust protection sheet.  Phono cartridge or styli must be purchased separately.  Recommended for both audiophile and vintage records.


REK-O-KUT  RONDINE 3

RONDINE 3 Spec's

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USA & Canada:  $1,450.00

Other:  $1,500.00

Plays 17" Records

AUDIOPHILE QUALITY

SMALL FOOTPRINT

Shipping

 East of Miss: $23.00

West of Miss: $33.00

 

Step-Up S-240 Fluid damped  arm - add $150.00

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"The Rondine 3 has given my 78 collection a new lease on life!"

"I'm so pleased with the Rondine 3 and the fantastic accessories"

The RONDINE 3 provides 33, 45, and 78 rpm and nine other fixed speeds for vintage discs and half-speed mastering.  Its small DC belt-drive motor and Lo-Noise power supply results in very low rumble and ultra-low hum.  Arm height is adjustable for all discs.

The spindle is removable for correcting eccentric records.  The Delrin platter is similar in composition to the actual discs played and provides them with excellent dampening, resulting in neutral sound. 

Its large diameter spindle bearing results in both low friction and low noise.  The Rek-O-Kut TranScribe low-friction arm is longer than standard arms and provides more accurate tracking of all records.  Suspension is provided by four vibration absorbent feet.  Vertical cut discs are playable with a separately purchased, special headshell/cartridge.

Supplied with dust cover, and 12-speed Super Strobe for speeds from 68.5 to 90 rpm.  Not supplied with phono cartridge or styli. These must be purchased separately.  Recommended for both audiophile and vintage records.

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