Turntable Platter RPM Speed Tool
The PlatterTracker?, in several seconds, will 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.SAMPLE USE:
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.
? Battery Not Included