Checking a turntable’s speed is essential for good reproduction.

Some turntables have platter strobe markings for illumination by mains powered lighting or mains powered strobe lamps. These can be used to better advantage with an accurate quartz strobe light, otherwise a strobe disc can be used.


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Turntable speed check instrumentation

Hand-held Quartz LED strobe lights for any turntable

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Strobe discs for turntables without strobe markings

Strobe upgrades  for  the Thorens & Garrard Turntables shown below

KeyStrobe strobe lights & discs - made for music lovers, are now used by several leading turntable manufacturers for adjusting and verifying their product’s accuracy.

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Thorens TD-124

Garrard 301

Garrard 401

Video quality instrumentation

KeyStrobe video instrumentation is used by archivists and people who care about getting the best quality video transfer possible

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Dub-optimiser for obtaining the very best quality digitisation from U-matic sources