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record playerclick to hear

Device using an arm fitted with a stylus cartridge to play back sounds from a record.
record player tone arm base antiskating device rubber mat turntable base plate speed selector spindle cartridge stylus cartridge arm rest arm elevator hinge counterweight dust cover

tone arm click to hear

Elongated movable part that holds the stylus cartridge and moves it along the surface of the record.

base click to hear

Structure supporting all the record player components.

antiskating device click to hear

Device that reduces the effect of centripetal force, which draws the toner arm toward the middle of the record.

rubber mat click to hear

Antiskid and antiscratch turntable cover that is usually made of felt or rubber.

turntable click to hear

Rotating part on which the record rests when played.

base plate click to hear

Plate that supports the turntable; it is usually attached to the base by a springy suspension.

speed selector click to hear

Device used to select the turntable speed (45 or 33 1/3 revolutions per minute).

spindle click to hear

Cylindrical part that acts as a pivot for the turntable and record.

cartridge click to hear

Device that converts the vibrations of the stylus into electric pulses as it travels along the locked groove.

stylus cartridge click to hear

Part made up of a magnetic cartridge and a supporting shell; it is attached to the end of the tone arm.

arm rest click to hear

Part that supports the tone arm when it is at rest.

arm elevator click to hear

Lever that raises the tone arm.

hinge click to hear

counterweight click to hear

Part that regulates the pressure of the stylus on the record groove.

dust cover click to hear