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a. The circular horizontal rotating platform of a phonograph on which the record is placed.
b. A phonograph exclusive of amplifying circuitry and speakers.
2. A circular horizontal rotating platform equipped with a railway track, used for turning locomotives, as in a roundhouse.
3. A rotating platform or disk, such as a lazy Susan.
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1. (Electronics) the circular horizontal platform that rotates a gramophone record while it is being played
2. (Railways) a flat circular platform that can be rotated about its centre, used for turning locomotives and cars
3. (Chemistry) the revolvable platform on a microscope on which specimens are examined
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(ˈtɜrnˌteɪ bəl)

1. the rotating disk that spins the record on a phonograph.
2. a rotating, track-bearing platform pivoted in the center, used for turning railroad locomotives and cars around.
3. a rotating stand used in sculpture, metalwork, and ceramics.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.turntable - a circular horizontal platform that rotates a phonograph record while it is being playedturntable - a circular horizontal platform that rotates a phonograph record while it is being played
platform - a raised horizontal surface; "the speaker mounted the platform"
phonograph, record player - machine in which rotating records cause a stylus to vibrate and the vibrations are amplified acoustically or electronically
2.turntable - a revolving tray placed on a dining tableturntable - a revolving tray placed on a dining table
tray - an open receptacle for holding or displaying or serving articles or food
3.turntable - a rotatable platform with a track; used to turn locomotives and cars
platform - a raised horizontal surface; "the speaker mounted the platform"
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A. N (for record player) → plato m (giratorio), giradiscos m inv; (for trains, car etc) → placa f giratoria
B. CPD turntable ladder Nescalera f sobre plataforma giratoria
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[ˈtɜːrnteɪbəl] n (on record player)platine fturn-up [ˈtɜːrnʌp] n
(British) (on trousers)revers m
(= surprise) → sacrée surprise f
That's a turn-up for the books! → En voilà une surprise!, C'est une première!
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[ˈtɜːnˌteɪbl] n (of record player) → piatto; (for trains) → piattaforma girevole
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(təːn) verb
1. to (make something) move or go round; to revolve. The wheels turned; He turned the handle.
2. to face or go in another direction. He turned and walked away; She turned towards him.
3. to change direction. The road turned to the left.
4. to direct; to aim or point. He turned his attention to his work.
5. to go round. They turned the corner.
6. to (cause something to) become or change to. You can't turn lead into gold; At what temperature does water turn into ice?
7. to (cause to) change colour to. Her hair turned white; The shock turned his hair white.
1. an act of turning. He gave the handle a turn.
2. a winding or coil. There are eighty turns of wire on this aerial.
3. (also ˈturning) a point where one can change direction, eg where one road joins another. Take the third turn(ing) on/to the left.
4. one's chance or duty (to do, have etc something shared by several people). It's your turn to choose a record; You'll have to wait your turn in the bathroom.
5. one of a series of short circus or variety acts, or the person or persons who perform it. The show opened with a comedy turn.
ˈturning-point noun
a place where a turn is made. the turning-point in the race; a turning-point in his life.
ˈturnover noun
1. the total value of sales in a business during a certain time. The firm had a turnover of $100,000 last year.
2. the rate at which money or workers pass through a business.
ˈturnstile noun
a revolving gate which allows only one person to pass at a time, usually after payment of entrance fees etc. There is a turnstile at the entrance to the football ground.
ˈturntable noun
the revolving part of a record-player on which the record rests while it is being played. He put another record on the turntable so that people could dance to the music.
ˈturn-up noun
a piece of material which is folded up at the bottom of a trouser-leg. Trousers with turn-ups are not fashionable at the moment.
by turnsin turndo (someone) a good turn
to do something helpful for someone. He did me several good turns.
in turn, by turns
one after another, in regular order. They answered the teacher's questions in turn.
out of turn
out of the correct order.
speak out of turn
1. to speak without permission in class etc.
2. to say something when it is not your place to say it or something you should not have said.
take a turn for the better/worse
(of things or people) to become better or worse. His fortunes have taken a turn for the better; Her health has taken a turn for the worse.
take turns
(of two or more people) to do something one after the other, not at the same time. They took turns to look after the baby.
turn a blind eye
to pretend not to see or notice (something). Because he works so hard, his boss turns a blind eye when he comes in late.
turn against
to become dissatisfied with or hostile to (people or things that one previously liked etc). He turned against his friends.
turn away
to move or send away. He turned away in disgust; The police turned away the crowds.
turn back
to (cause to) go back in the opposite direction. He got tired and turned back; The travellers were turned back at the frontier.
turn down
1. to say `no' to; to refuse. He turned down her offer/request.
2. to reduce (the level of light, noise etc) produced by (something). Please turn down (the volume on) the radio – it's far too loud!
turn in
to hand over (a person or thing) to people in authority. They turned the escaped prisoner in to the police.
turn loose
to set free. He turned the horse loose in the field.
turn off
1. to cause (water, electricity etc) to stop flowing. I've turned off the water / the electricity.
2. to turn (a tap, switch etc) so that something stops. I turned off the tap.
3. to cause (something) to stop working by switching it off. He turned off the light / the oven.
turn on
1. to make water, elekctric current etc flow. He turned on the water / the gas.
2. to turn (a tap, switch etc) so that something works. I turned on the tap.
3. to cause (something) to work by switching it on. He turned on the radio.
4. to attack. The dog turned on him.
turn out
1. to send away; to make (someone) leave.
2. to make or produce. The factory turns out ten finished articles an hour.
3. to empty or clear. I turned out the cupboard.
4. (of a crowd) to come out; to get together for a (public) meeting, celebration etc. A large crowd turned out to see the procession.
5. to turn off. Turn out the light!
6. to happen or prove to be. He turned out to be right; It turned out that he was right.
turn over
to give (something) up (to). He turned the money over to the police.
turn up
1. to appear or arrive. He turned up at our house.
2. to be found. Don't worry – it'll turn up again.
3. to increase (the level of noise, light etc) produced by (something). Turn up (the volume on) the radio.
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It plays vinyl records (45rpm singles and 33-1/3) and has a Class D power amplifier (80W per chan- nel into 4ohms, or 50W per channel into 8 ohms) along with vacuum tubes pre-amp and a phono preamp housed in a custom shielding box that prevents noise making its way into the vinyl signal.
This sleek belt-driven turntable has a built-in phono preamp.
One recent exception to the rule for budget wheels of steel has been Audio-Technica's AT-LP60 - an admittedly plasticky, yet solid device with a built-in phono preamp offering sparkling sound and a precise mechanism that belied its sub-PS100 price tag.
Its built-in switchable phono preamp enables it to be used with a wide variety of music and home entertainment systems, powered speakers, and A/V receivers that do not include a dedicated phono input.
To summarize, the advantages of a two-stage phono preamp design include:
The USB cable enables easy plug-and-play connection to a computer, and the built-in switchable phono preamp allows connection to stereo systems.
Electronics including the Audyssey Sound Equalizer, Parasound Z phono, Rotel RQ-970 phono preamp, and Realtraps passive bass attenuators.
Later, you can upgrade to a cartridge worthy of the arm anda phono preamp worthy of the rest of the setup.
The phono preamp in the TX-8511 is good enough for casual listening to vinyl.
The unit includes a phono preamp. (Lots of AV receivers do not.) It is a single op amp implementation.
The review of the Marchand Electronics LN108 phono preamp was to the point (it even included some measurement data), but I was taken aback by the fact that the enclosure for this tube-powered unit had no vent slots and that in consequence it ran rather hot.
The ELP is available in two styles: one with a direct output to be connected to an external phono preamplifier; the other version with a built-in phono preamp which can be connected directly to a preamp or integrated amp.