EMT

948

Turntable

Main Details
Maker EMT Brand
Function
Form Factor Tabletop
Signal Path Analog Hardware
Made In Germany
Date Produced 1979-
Dimensions 460x475x235mm (157mm Mounting Depth)
Weight 26 kg
Power Source 100-120V/200-240V/50/60Hz
Notes To meet the needs of less affluent stations, EMT introduced in 1979 a new model, based on the same principles as the ‘950’: the ‘948 Broadcast turntable'. It had direct drive, sophisticated electronics and a ‘929’ tonearm, but in a much more compact envelope. Its Perspex dust cover featured a ‘groove’ where the DJ could put the cover as a handy reminder of the record that was being played. Basically, its design owed much to the superb construction of the ‘950’, and its sturdy metallic chassis was filled, under the deck, by a neat stack of boards carrying the electronic circuitry allowing an easy, quick access for service or repair. Though somewhat simplified if compared to the mighty ‘950’, the ‘948’ had the same illuminated pushbuttons, a wise choice of speeds and the reverse rotation of the record for cueing. After a first series, a green synchro light was fitted at the lower right edge of the platter to indicate the reaching of the nominal rotational speed. The external illumination ‘pod’ was available as an option, and was mounted on the left near side of the deck.
Additional Specifications
Speed Select 33⅓ rpm
Speed Select 45 rpm
Speed Select 78 rpm

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