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Toroidal vinyl record player

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In this record player, the recording grooves are on the inside of a toroid. The stylus pickup is permanently installed inside the toroid, powered by magnetic induction, with the audio signal being relayed to the amplifier through the structure of the "record" using a split transformer similar to the rotary transformers used in videotape recorders.

Since the toroid is sealed, the groves never need cleaning as no dust can enter.

8th of 7, Sep 30 2019


       //no dust can enter// although many small fragments of vinyl will accumulate as the pickup rattles around inside during shipping.
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 30 2019

       The pickup does not 'rattle round". It's attached to a moveable carrier with wheels that press against the inner surface of the torus.
8th of 7, Sep 30 2019

       So, it's not meant to rattle? Do you have a returns department?
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 30 2019

       Yes, the details are on the stylus mount.
8th of 7, Sep 30 2019

       Whatever. We'll just send it back to the same place we sent that self-assembly dining table. It never did.
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 30 2019


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