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Transcriptors Hydraulic Reference
With Tonearm and Shure V15 Cartridge


Transcriptors Hydraulic Reference

With Tonearm and Shure V15 Cartridge

This iconic vintage turntable is in excellent condition (see close-up pictures), in full working order. It is fitted with Transcriptor Fluid Arm, Transcriptor Sweep Arm and Transcriptor Stylus Brush. The tonearm is fitted with Shure V15 Type 3 MM cartridge and brand new replacement stylus.

The main bearing is spot-on and freshly lubricated, the motor is smooth and silent, the drive belt is fine and 33 / 45 speed change mechanism operates as it should. The high quality Shure V15 Type 3 MM cartridge is perfect and has just been fitted with a brand new replacement stylus. The lid hinges are fine and the lid support is present. The only thing to mention - and which is clearly visible in the pictures, is the acrylic cover has started to come apart at the seams, The original owner used duct tape, but it should be a quite simple job to remove the tape and re-join the seams with suitable glue. This minor issue is reflected in the price.

The variable pitch control on this model is effected by the paddle being inserted into the hydraulic fluid bath in order to gradually slow rotation. For obvious reasons, if shipping is required this silicone fluid will be removed. If the new owner wants to replace this fluid, the correct silicone is readily and cheaply available from Transcriptors via eBay here

All in all - here is a superb example of an all-time British classic which is fully working and ready to use when connected to your amplifier’s MM phono input.

The last picture is from the 1971 Hi-Fi Year Book


This is heavy and very delicate, so collection in person would be the sensible and preferred option
. However…. If shipping is required we will dismantle and pack very well. Shipping will certainly be in more than just one package for extra safe transit. Worldwide shipping will be via UPS, FedEx or Parcelforce - tracked and insured.

Payment accepted via Credit/Debit Card, PaPal, Bank Transfer, Personal Cheque or cash on collection.


Please contact us either by telephone on 01883 340073
or by sending and email to
if you are interested in purchasing this item.


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