[LAU] Pro Audio? OT rant.

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Thu Dec 27 17:24:38 UTC 2012

On Thu, 2012-12-27 at 17:19 +0000, Fons Adriaensen wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 07:09:51AM -0800, Len Ovens wrote:
> > The joke was they were good for putting in light bulbs... someone
> > could stand on top with a light bulb to the socket and turn the motor on
> > to screw it in.
> Except that it would turn the wrong way...
> When I was in broadcasting the turntables were EMT. They had a slip
> coupling between the main (heavy) platter and the actual (light) one
> supporting the disk. So with the motor turning you could stop / cue
> the disk by holding one finger to the rim of the upper platter. When
> released it would start 'instantly'...

The cheap method is to use a slipmat.

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