direct drive turntables
The direct-drive turntables were created based on the experience of the DJ scene, which needed turntables whose platters had to be moved manually by hand (scratching). The delicate belt drive could not be used here. On the one hand it would lock too fast, on the other hand it needs too long a start-up time to reach the correct and stable speed. Therefore, a motor was used directly under the platter axle to drive the platter. This drive is actually incomparably more complicated, as it requires complex electronic control. Unfortunately, it also has some conceptual disadvantages (rumbling due to the motor armature, transmission of interference signals, etc.) that it has practically disappeared completely from high-quality turntable production today. Only a few manufacturers still dare to use this technology.