Learn How a Turntable Works With This Video

Have you ever wondered how a turntable brings your records to life?

This short film from the Science Channel’s Machines: How They Work series does a pretty good job of dissecting a classic Linn Sondek LP12 turntable, using exploding view animations to follow the process through from the grooves of the record to the stylus, electrical current and mini-amplifier.

240 precision built parts and two interlocking zinc alloy spinning platters work in unison to play crisp tunes. The stylus sits on an arm that vibrates a copper coil that helps generate an electrical current to power the mini amplifier.

Watch the short film in full above.


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