Connoisseur BD1 Turntable …
This lovely old classic turntable came in a little worse for wear. The drive belt had given up the ghost and the tone arm adjustments were well out of whack.
Like all high-end models, this vintage turntable is a very simple yet precisely engineered machine. An AC synchronous motor drives a nice heavy platter with a solid round belt that reduces vibration and transmission noise.
A new belt had this turntable running smoothly and the new Ortofon 2M Blue moving magnet cartridge was a perfect match.
All the usual alignments were undertaken and this elegant Grace tone-arm made it a breeze to get it absolutely humming.