Digital stroboscope - Turntable Platter RPM Tester
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.