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Turntable Motor Power Supply Fitting Instructions2018-11-14T14:51:43+00:00

Will the Motor Kit fit your Record Player?

Turntable owners often ask us whether the motor kit will fit their particular deck. The answer is it’s probably 98% possible but we cannot provide detailed fitting instructions for every type of deck. Please bear in mind there are well over 3000 different turntable models and we cannot be expected to have a detailed knowledge of them all. There is help and specific examples of motor fitting in the list of decks below.

If your deck is not listed, please assume we have no knowledge of its details so asking us will not help.

General guidance notes on fitting dc motor kits are provided below. Rest assured, the motor will almost certainly fit your deck which is why we offer a money back gaurantee should you run into difficulties. It’s much easier to see how the motor can be fitted once you have it in your hands. The guarantee makes it possible for you to assess things easily, safe in the knowledge that you can return it within 3 weeks or so for a full refund if the fitting is non viable.

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The fitting notes below are for guidance only. We do not claim 100% accuracy due to differences between models within each manufacturer’s range.

Two heights of pulley are available for use with different decks. Both pulleys suit flat and round belts. The pulleys are described as “short”and “long”. The default choice which fits most decks is the long pulley but when you order, please specify your turntable and we will supply the right pulley for it.

General fitting methods are outlined on link below:

General Fitting Methods

Acoustic Research

Tall pulley & 2.5mm nut, no motor plate / belt runs on normal sub-platter. The motor modification has been successfully fitted to Acoustic Research turntables as a straight-forward drop in replacement for the original AC motor. The Acoustic Research Legend needs the motor to be moved and needs a 603mm circumference belt.

Acoustic Research Motor & Power Supply Kit Fitting Instructions


Alpheson

Tall pulley / normal dia sub-platter. This modification has been carried out successfully on a number of Alphesons. The Alpheson Sonata has 2 motors but this is not a problem – you can either replace both motors with ours or use a single motor and a shorter belt. Most users have gone for the 2 motor option which costs an additional £79 inc VAT.

General Fitting Methods


Avid

Tall pulley / belt runs a normal sub-platter – comes with small round mounting plate. Avid Ingenium is easy to fit using a small round mounting plate and tall pulley.

Avid Ingenium Motor & Power Supply Kit Fitting Instructions


Ariston

Tall pulley / belt runs on normal sub-platter. The motor modification has been successfully carried out on a number of Aristons. The motor is a drop in replacement for the original AC motor.

General Fitting Methods


Audio Innovations

Tall pulley / belt runs on normal sub-platter.

The budget Audio Innovations decks (not the Voyds) are modelled on the Systemdek design. The motor modification has been successfully carried out on a number of Systemdeks. The motor is a simple drop in replacement for the original AC motor.

General Fitting Methods


Avondale Audio

Short pulley / normal diameter sub-platter. The modification has been carried out successfully on the Avondale Audio Genesis. The Genesis has 2 motors but this is not a problem – you can either replace both motors with ours or use a single motor and a shorter belt. Most users have gone for the 2 motor option which costs an additional £79 inc VAT. Our motor plate is mounted on the top of the plinth.

General Fitting Methods


Bluenote

Large diameter pulley / belt runs on rim of platter. We do not know of anyone who has modified a Bluenote yet, but fitting should be simple.

General Fitting Methods


Clearaudio

3 Motors fitted to DIY copy of the Clearaudio reference.

General Fitting Methods


CS Products

Short pulley / Motor on round plate 60mm spaced holes / 0.8 to 2.1V minimum Voltage range for DC100 / small sub-platter. 1 off M4 x 55mm machine bolt plus 3 off 25 od large repair washers 4 off M4 nuts and 3 off M4 brass washers 1 off M4 x 20mm Allen bolt.

The motor modification has been successfully fitted to a number of QLS decks and is a straight-forward fitting job. The existing motor plate is replaced by an Origin Live motor plate and mounted level with the top of the turntable plinth. The MDF baseboard needs the motor hole enlarging to allow the motor to protrude from the bottom of the deck – it also needs a 1 x 4.5mm hole drilled to re-site the motor plate support bolt.

CS Products Motor & Power Supply Kit Fitting Instructions


DNM

Short pulley / round motor plate 60 spaced holes / round belt runs on normal diameter sub-platter. The motor can be substituted for the DNM using our round mounting plate.

General Fitting Methods


Garrard

It is not possible to fit an Origin Live Motor Kit to direct-drive models.


Kuzma (stabi)

Short pulley / Motor on round plate 60mm spaced holes / flat belt on normal dia sub-platter – 3 cork feet.

The motor modification can be successfully fitted to the Kuzma decks and is a very straight-forward fitting job of bolting the new motor into the circular cut out using existing bolts and holes – no cutting etc is required. The existing motor plate is replaced by a round Origin Live motor plate

Kuzma Stabi Motor & Power Supply Kit Fitting Instructions


Linn Sondek LP12, Axis

Tall pulley / belt runs on normal sub-platter.

The motor mod has been successfully fitted to a large number of Linn’s as a straight-forward drop in replacement for the old AC motor. The LP12 is a very easy to fit 15 minute job but the Axis needs a little commitment. Over 4 reviewers have fitted this modification to their LP12’s.

Linn LP12 Motor & Power Supply Kit Fitting Instructions


Logic

Tall pulley / belt runs on normal sub-platter. The motor modification has been successfully fitted to the Logic deck as a straight-forward drop in replacement for the original AC motor.

General Fitting Methods


Manticore, Mantra, Magician, Majestic

Tall pulley / belt runs on normal sub-platter. The motor modification has been successfully fitted to the Manticore decks (Magician & Mantra) as a straight-forward drop in replacement for the original AC motor.

General Fitting Methods

Also see Rega notes:

Rega Motor & Power Supply Upgrade Kit Fitting Instructions


Music Hall

Similar to Rega – see Rega notes.

Rega Motor and Power Supply Upgrade Kit Fitting Instructions


Michell: Synchro, Odyssey, Gyrodeck, Orbe

Tall pulley / belt runs on outside of platter / circular motor plate 50mm dia. For Michell decks with standalone pods it is possible to fit our DC motor inside the pod. Michell Odyssey needs the 65mm diameter round plate (included with kit).

Michell Micro: The motor mod has been successfully fitted to the Michell Micro decks as a straight-forward drop in replacement for the old AC motor.

Michell Synchro Power Supply Kit Fitting Instructions

Michell Gyrodek Power Supply Kit Fitting Instructions

Michell Orbe Power Supply Kit Fitting Instructions


Moth

Same as Rega – see Rega notes.

Rega Motor and Power Supply Kit Fitting Instructions


NAD

Same as Rega – see Rega notes.

Rega Motor and Power Supply Kit Fitting Instructions


Nottingham Analogue

Tall pulley / belt runs on outside of platter. Motor housed in a pod can be substituted with our DC motor using the methods here.

Nottingham Analogue Motor & Power Supply Kit Fitting Instructions


Opus

Tall pulley / belt runs on outside of platter. In spite of being a rare beast this deck has successfully been fitted with the Origin Live advanced DC motor kit. Motor housed in a pod can be substituted with our DC motor.

General Fitting Methods


Oracle Delphi

Long pulley / belt runs on medium sub-platter. The motor mod has been successfully fitted to a good number of Oracles using the methods here.

Oracle Delphi Motor & Power Supply Kit Fitting Instructions


Origin Live

For Origin Live ultra and classic turntables, use a short pulley on a small round motor plate. For All other decks a tall pulley is used.

The motor kits are easily fitted to Origin Live turntables of all ages.


Pink Triangle: Export, Little Pink Thing, PT Too, Anniversary

Long pulley / belt runs on normal sub-platter. The motor modification has been successfully fitted to a good number of Pink Triangles (Little Pink thing, PT-TOO, Anniversary, export etc) as a drop in replacement for the original AC motor. It can be fitted using methods described at bottom of this page. Although Pink Triangles have fine sound quality the power supplies are notoriously prone to breakdown – this long term problem is solved by the Origin Live DC motor kit which has a proven track record for reliability.

Export PT – if a hole is bored in the top plate for the motor the short pulley is fine. (Pulley top needs to be 24mm above motor plate if special pulley is machined).

Anniversary PT – short pulley and 423 diameter circumference belt.

LPT (Little Pink Thing) – Parts we provide: short pulley, M5 X 80mm machine screw bolt, round plate 65 diameter with 5mm diameter fitting hole. 2 repair washers 25mm diameter, 3 off M5 nuts, 3 off M5 washers, 1 off M6 washer, 1 off No 6 x 3/4″ cross head screw, 1 off cable clip.

Pink Triangle Little Pink Thing Motor & Power Supply Kit Fitting Instructions

Pink Triangle PT Too Motor & Power Supply Kit Fitting Instuctions

Pink Triangle Anniversary Motor & Power Supply Kit Fitting Instructions


Pro-Ject: PR4, Classic

PR4 – long pulley, Classic – long pulley.

Pro-Ject Motor & Power Supply Kit Fitting Instructions

General Fitting Methods


Rega

Short pulley / 0.8 to 1.5V minimum Voltage range / small dia sub-platter, 2 off M2 x 5mm cross hd screw & M3 washers
The motor modification has been successfully fitted to a good number of Rega decks as a straight-forward drop in replacement for the original AC motor.

Rega Motor & Power Supply Kit Fitting Instructions


Roksan

Short pulley set high / Special Roksan motor plate / belt runs on normal sub-platter – best to get upgrade belt at 555mm circumference.
The motor mod has been successfully fitted to a good number of Roksan turntables as a straight-forward drop in replacement for the original AC motor. You need to remove all the original motor mounting and then screw the new motor plate to the top of the plinth using a single screw, it’s very easy to fit. The plate is fitted using one screw into the top of the plinth such that the triangular cut off from the plate misses the platter rim.

General Fitting Methods

Roksan Radius 5

Tall pulley / belt runs on outside of platter. Has been successfully fitted to VPI decks. Old motor can be substituted with our DC motor kit.

Roksan Turntable Motor & Power Supply Kit Fitting Instruction


Roksan Radius 5

Tall pulley / belt runs on outside of platter. Has been successfully fitted to VPI decks. Old motor can be substituted with our DC motor kit.

General Fitting Methods


Townsend Rock

Short pulley / 0.9 to 2.4V minimum Voltage – belt runs on small diameter sub-platter. A good number of rock models have been modified with great success. The new motor is usually attached to the top plate of the rock although on some models you may have to cut some of it away. Alternatively you can mount the motor in a large lump of Blu Tack pressed into the empty space left after the removal of the old motor.

Townsend Rock Motor & Power Supply Kit Fitting Instructions


SME

Tall pulley / belt runs on outside of platter. Not attempted yet – but a straight-forward upgrade is anticipated.

General Fitting Methods


Strathclyde Transcription Developments

Tall pulley / belt runs on normal sub-platter. The motor modification has been successfully carried out on a number of STD turntables. The motor is a drop in replacement for the original AC motor and very easy to fit using the fitting instructions.

General Fitting Methods


Systemdek IIX 900

Long pulley / belt runs on normal sub-platter.

The motor mod has been successfully carried out on a number of Systemdek turntables. The motor is a drop in replacement for the old AC motor and very easy to fit using the methods described here.. The motor is usually screwed to the top of the plinth.

Systemdek IIX 900 Motor & Power Supply Kit Fitting Instructions


Technics

This deck can only be upgraded to our DC kit by changing all working parts using the Origin Live kit of parts as per the review published on our web site under “turntable kits” – this is a fairly advanced project and is only available direct from Origin Live. Specification for motor kit is same as Origin Live.

General Fitting Methods


Teres

No motor or pulley required – use Teres existing motor & pulley / 2.4 to 4.5V minimum Voltage. This deck can be significantly upgraded by simply substituting the power supply with the Origin Live advanced or ultra switching box and optional upgrade transformer. It does not need the Origin Live motor as it already possesses a high grade motor – this makes fitting very easy as it is just a question of wiring in the motor.

General Fitting Methods


Thorens

Tall pulley / belt runs on normal sub-platter. The motor modification has been successfully carried out on a number of Thorens turntables. The motor is a drop in replacement for the original AC motor and very easy to fit – See Linn LP12 for guidance notes as this is very similar to the Thorens. Fits all models except the 124.

General Fitting Methods


Transrotor Leonardo

Short pulley fitted inside Origin Live 64mm dia pod 58mm to top of pod/ 0.8 to 1.4V minimum voltage range / belt runs on very small sub-platter.
The motor mod has been successfully fitted to a Transrotor turntable. The motor needs to be mounted in a pod.

Transrotor Leonardo Motor & Power Supply Fitting Methods


Voyd: Valdi, Reference

Tall pulley / normal dia sub-platter. This modification has been carried out successfully on both the Voyd Valdi and Voyd Reference. The Valdi has 2 motors and the Reference 3 but this is not a problem – you can either replace the motors with ours or use a single motor and a shorter belt. Most users have gone for the 2 or 3 motor option which costs an additional £79 inc VAT or £158 for an extra 2 motors.

General Fitting Methods


VPI

Tall pulley / belt runs on outside of platter. Has been successfully fitted to VPI decks – original motor can be substituted with our DC motor.

VPI HW19 series just set the motor in the hole in the plinth that the VPI pulley normally sticks up through and then slip on the OL pulley.

General Fitting Methods


Walker

Tall / belt runs on normal diameter sub-platter. It is easy to fit the DC motor to this classic deck. Comments on this upgrade.

Walker Motor & Power Supply Kit Fitting Review

General Fitting Methods


Well Tempered

Tall pulley / belt runs on outside of platter. Has been successfully fitted to well tempered decks. Motor needs to be remounted in the Well Tempered pod.

Well Tempered Turntable Motor & Power Supply Kit  Fitting Instructions


Wilson Benech

Short pulley / belt runs on normal sub-platter. Not straight-forward but possible – a trial is underway. Motor can be fitted using methods described here but the motor pod will be visually impacted.

Wilson Benesch Motor & Power Supply Fitting Instructions


Acoustic Research  Yes
Alpheson  Yes
Avid  Yes
Ariston  Yes
Audio Innovations  Yes
Avondale Audio  Yes
 Bluenote  Yes
 Clear Audio  Yes
 CS Products  Yes
 DNM  Yes
 Garrard  No
 Kuzma Stabi  Yes
 Linn Sondek LP12 Axis  Yes
 Logic  Yes
 Manticore Mantra  Yes
 Manticore Magician  Yes
Manticore Majestic  Yes
Music Hall  Yes
Michell Syncro  Yes
Michell Odessy  Yes
Michell Gyrodeck  Yes
Michell Orbe  Yes
Moth  Yes
NAD  Yes
Nottingham Analogue  Yes
Opus  Yes
Oracle Delphi  Yes
Origin Live  Yes
Pink Triangle Export  Yes
Pink Triangle Little Pink Thing  Yes
Pink Triangle PT Too  Yes
Pink Triangle Anniversary  Yes
Pro-Ject PR4  Yes
Pro-Ject Classic  Yes
Rega  Yes
Roksan  Yes
Roksan Radius 5  Yes
Townsend Rock  Yes
SME  Yes
Strathclyde Transcription Developments  Yes
Technics  Yes
Teres  Yes
Thorens  Yes
Transrotor Leonardo  Yes
Voyd Valdi  Yes
Voyd Reference  Yes
VPI  Yes
Walker  Yes
Well Tempered  Yes
Wilson Benech  Yes