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Digital Readout Turntable Stroboscope

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Track That Platter Speed
Brand: BLISS Needles™
Our Part: PlatterTracker
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Digital stroboscope - check Turntable RPM

NOTE: Sale price reflect the fact that the supplier refused to ship this unit with the carrying case.

The PlatterTracker™, in several seconds, can eliminate the questions normally surrounding the use of  turntable stroboscopes because in entry level to upper mid-quality systems, it eliminates the need for a stroboscope altogether!  If you still wish to use an analog stroboscope for any level system, the PlatterTracker™ will provide added confirmation of their proper use for the stroboscope user that desires a 2nd opinion that does not break the bank.  

Our "PlatterTracker™" digital stroboscope uses laser technology combined with a simple photo transistor to look for dark and light transitions.  Once you have equipped your turntable platter, mat, or un-cherished record  label with a small piece of reflective tape (included), you simply point the PlatterTracker™ at your reflective tape and within several seconds you will have a reading of your average platter speed.  Whether it should be 16, 33.3, 45 or 78rpm you will know your record platter's speed to within 0.1 RPM's.

If you suspect a marginal motor, belt or excess drag pulling on the motor and belt, the PlatterTracker™ can assist your diagnosis.  Simply take a reading without the mat and record in place.  Then take another reading with the mat and a record on your turntable or record player platter.  If your average speed slows more than approx. 0.2 RPM you may possibly have a marginal belt, old grease at the center spindle, a marginal motor or drive electronics, thus justifying deeper troubleshooting.  We suggest you hold the PlatterTracker™ as steadily as possible for the most accurate readings.

·         Large LCD displaying
·         Wide measuring range & high resolution.
·         The last value/min . value will be automatically stored in memory.  Retrieved via MEM button.
·         The RPM of motors, rotating tools, turntable record players and machine parts.
·         The housing has been carefully shaped to fit comfortably in either hand.
·         Digital display gives exact RPM without guessing.

Rating Works Great!!!
easy and fast to use, much quicker than the paper disk.
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Reviewed by:  from Indiana. - 7/29/2013
Rating Mr.
Excellent tool. A must have especially when the speed rotation screws are underneath the platter.
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Reviewed by:  from Greece. - 10/12/2012
Rating Extremely useful
It's really useful to calculate the platter speed of a turntable. Hold it with firm hand, place a small piece of reflective strip on the platter and flash it during rotation. I prefer it much more than the strobe disc. Precision is good: nominally it's 1/10 round, but in the real world is more like 0.2-0.3 unless u have a really firm hand. It displays min value, max value, average value. My Pro-ject Debut Esprit Carbon always stays on 33.2 or 33.3 on average. A must for turntable enthusiasts.
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Reviewed by:  from Italy. - 9/20/2012
Rating Super Handy
I added this to my test gear and was surprised to find how "off" even turntables with built-in strobes could be. Takes a little experimenting to find the optimum length of reflective tape. I used velcro to mount mine on a little camera tripod and use it all the time.
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Reviewed by:  from VA and FL. - 8/12/2012
Rating Better than strobe disc
It's a tachometer . Can be used on other than turntables . Ive had it for about 2 months now and works fairly well with about 1/2 length reflective strip attached to the side of the TT platter. Aim and read RPM in display . Works through dust cover too . Comes with nice case ,plenty of strips and good instructions
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Reviewed by:  from Pittsburgh,Pa. - 6/29/2012
Rating Stopeascope
I am so pleased to have this! Works great and helps me set my table up precisely! Get one!
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Reviewed by:  from West KY. - 6/22/2016
Rating Dr
Excellent product, and best for adjusting the correct turntable speeds. I found sticking the reflective tape on the rim of the platter preferable to putting it on the platter near the spindle. Very easy to use and the price is right too. I tried other methods of speed adjusters but this one is the tops. Anyone who owns a turntable and cares for correct tonality should definitely acquire this gadget.
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Reviewed by:  from Portland Oregon. - 1/21/2016
Rating Stroboscope
Very good product. Was able accurately set speed on turntable. Highly recommended. Inexpensive in comparison to other.
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Reviewed by:  from Tx. - 11/25/2015
Rating Very happy with digital platter tracker!
Great product at a great price. I use this little device with my VPI SDS to dial in the exact speed on my 20 year old turntable! Very happy -works as advertised.
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Reviewed by:  from Michigan. - 7/20/2015
Rating Turntable Stroboscope
It is four times cheaper than another top rated turntable stroboscope. I have both of them and checked that the measurements from both of them were identical to the decimal points. At first, I cannot believe it can work as it is so simple to use. I found out eventually it is as good as the much more expensive stroboscope and even easier to use. It is one of the most amazing products that I have the good fortune to come across. .
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Reviewed by:  from Newton, MA. - 4/16/2015
Rating Stroboscope
For $ 24 , a great item to get reasonable TT platter speed. Just bought another new MC Cartridge and will recheck readings of course. Very easy to use !
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Reviewed by:  from Stuart, FL. - 4/11/2015
Rating PlatterTracker Digital Readout Turntable Stroboscope
Does anyone really need their own stroboscope? The answer is yes if, like me, you sleep better at night knowing your turntable platter maintains the right speed despite belt changes and the wear and tear of the years. And nothing I've seen does the job better than this digital stroboscope. What's not to like about a gadget which needs almost no instructions, and is cheap, compact, and deadly accurate? Where was this easy-to-use device all my record-playing life?
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Reviewed by:  from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. - 8/17/2014
Rating Digital Stroboscope
After getting back into playing our old 45's a year ago, I grew concerned my old turntable wasn't right on 45 rpm. I purchased the Stroboscope and discovered it was running slow. I got a tremendous amount of help from the Turntable Needles staff in trying to speed it up but, ultimately had to buy a new (used) turntable that is adjustable. Thanks to the Stroboscope my turntable is dead on 45 rpm and will stay that way. I'm Very happy I purchased it.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from KS. - 4/14/2014
Rating Digital Readout Turntable Stroboscope
Great item! Quickly received. Accurate and quite easy to use. Available here at an unbeatable price. Thank you!
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Reviewed by:  from California. - 2/18/2014
Rating Affordable and Reliable
I was a little suspicious due to low cost of this item, but has proven to be quite effective and well worth the money. Thanks Guys.
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Reviewed by:  from Prosser, WA. - 12/31/2012
Rating Retired
Good instrument and have used it repeatedly. (after learning how to use the reflector strips)
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Reviewed by:  from Waxahachie, TX. - 4/5/2012
Rating rpm tracker
great item. great seller.
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Reviewed by:  from us. - 10/18/2011

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