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   Introduced 2001, the Transcriber II is quite unique for a modern turntable. This is a modified Vestax BDT2600. The tonearm is relocated to clear up to 16-1/8" diameter discs. It features 33 and 45 RPM speeds, plus coarse and fine speed controls which permit a total range of 16 to 98 RPM- True all speed capablilty! Plus, the Transcriber II will play any diameter recording from 1" to 16 1/8".

   Stable and quiet rotation is assured via the DC Servo motor and isolated belt drive. Construction is a modern design featuring a rolled steel chassi with silver end rails. Built in Phono preamp provides equalized, hi level output compatible with sound cards, recorders or aux inputs.

   Nothing extra to buy, Includes everything to play Lp's, 45's and 78's. We supply our famous KS500-27 78 cartridge and Vestax supplies the LP cartridge both pre-mounted on their own head shells. A $115 Value!

Setup is easy. Just pop on the platter and mat, attach the belt, plug in a cartridge and start playing records. All necessary cables are supplied including a detailed owners manual. Your turntable is carefully packed, double boxed and shipped UPS to you. Also available is an optional custom KAB 15.5" support platter which improves playback of floppy vinyl transcriptions Platter Still Available on Accessories Page..


  • 1 Year Warranty
  • Acrylic Dustcover
  • DC Servo Motor
  • 16 - 98 RPM Range
  • 33 + 45 RPM Fixed speeds
  • 45 Adapter
  • Removeable Headshell
  • Tracking Force 0-7 Grs.
  • Anti Skate Force 0-7 Grs.
  • Mounted LP Cartridge
  • Mounted 78 RPM Cartridge
  • Direct or RIAA Line Level Output
  • W & F 0.03%
  • Rumble -70 dB

   Ultra wide speed range and transcription capability, used to be a luxury only afforded in custom modified turntables. With the Transcriber II this is no longer true. You get full historic speed range with a full factory warranty.

   It's wonderful to see these professional turntable makers recognize the needs of historic preservation.

   The ability to dial in any speed from 16 to 98 RPM is simply fantastic.

   The manual tonearm has a very long arc which enables playing right to the center spindle. This makes center start and small records like Little Wonders a breeze to play.

  • 1 Year Warranty
  • Hinged Dust Cover
  • 16-98 RPM
  • 1 - 16 1/8" Diameter
  • LP & 78 Cartridge Included
  • Built-In Phono Preamp

   The really great features to take note of with the Transcriber II are, I believe, the ultra wide speed range, wide arc manual tone arm and built in phono preamp.

   The wide arc of the tonearm makes playing very small records like "Little Wonder" discs a trouble free affair. Many manual tonearms have "stops" that prevent reaching this far, and of course, automatic tonearms will return long before the record is over.

   The Built in Phono Preamp is great 'cause it lets you connect the Transcriber II directly to a sound card or into the AUX input of the stereo or directly to a tape or CD recorder. It has a bypass switch if you want to use your own phono stage.

   Another neat feature is the variable speed which gives 16 to 98 rpm . That's more than enough change to cover nearly any historical recording!

   It is important to note that the Transcriber has no cueing lever .

   The KAB Transcriber comes with standard RCA style connectors. Some computer sound cards will require RCA to Mini Stereo cable adapters. Check with your computer maker.

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