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Contrary to popular belief
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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.
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||//no dust can enter// although many small fragments of vinyl
will accumulate as the pickup rattles around inside during
||The pickup does not 'rattle round". It's attached to a moveable carrier with wheels that press against the inner surface of the torus.
||So, it's not meant to rattle? Do you have a returns
||Yes, the details are on the stylus mount.
||Whatever. We'll just send it back to the same place we sent
that self-assembly dining table. It never did.