Belt & Direct Drive Turntables to Rule Your Senses

Turntables are one of the best ways of enjoying your old vinyl music, as the modern turntables are able to convert the analog music of vinyl to digital music. USB turntable is the best ways of doing so; it just requires connecting the turntable to your computers and the conversion of music from analog to digital takes place by employing certain steps. The market is full packed with a range of turntables that are available. They are meant to provide the best and the quality music at the most affordable price.

Turntables are available in two type viz. the belt drive and direct drive types. These are named so due to their drives need to operate them. These are meant to play 12″ and 7″ vinyl discs.

In case of a direct drive type, the motor is placed right under the center of the platter which is connected to the platter directly. The first direct-drive type commercial turntable is introduced to the market was SP-10 by Matsushita.

Since the introduction of first turntable a lot of advances have been made in it and the newer models are continuously replacing the older one. Even after the continuous improvement, the technologies used remain the same in it.

In direct-drive type, a shock absorbing technique is introduced with the addition of shock-absorbing material between the motor and platter. It exhibits the advantage of quick start of the system and one can turn off the system and can make any sort of adjustments and the speed is quickly regained by the system.

The disadvantages associated with direct drive type are:
It suffers from the vibrations that are generated due to the motor.
The torque of the direct drive turntable is on the higher side as compare to the belt drive type.
They tend to transmit more noise generated by the motor and bearing.

The belt drive type turntable exhibits a motor that is located right under to the side of the platter. It is then connected to the platter with the help of elastomeric belt. The elastomeric belts used absorb the motor vibrations which otherwise would have taken by the stylus.

Initially the problems inherited with the belt drive type music system such as the belt instability and deterioration have been resolved to great extent with the improvisation. Most of the belt drive turntables exhibit multiple speed that employee simple mechanical system to change speeds.

The disadvantages associated with the belt-drive turntable are as follows
Due to continuous use, the belt of the machine tends to lose or wear its elasticity. This will cause the belt to slip which will result into variations in the platter speed.

This type of equipment exhibit lower torque as compare to direct-drive type which may result into the slipping of belt off the motor and consequently affecting the speed of the platter.

The entire market is full packed with various music systems but USB turntables have secured a very significant position. This is because most of the renowned brands such as Garrad, Pioneer, Thorens, Kenwood, Numark offer best and the most efficient systems for quality music.