DUAL 1229

This beauty is now in our workshop for a complete clean, lube and tune-up. Will be ready for sale at the end of this month. Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing this classic  *SOLD*

Quite simply one of the very best automatic turntables of all time. One that’s properly maintained (mainly kept clean and correctly lubricated) has creamy smooth operation, totally inaudible rumble, and rock steady speed.

The 8 3/4 inch tonearm, the longest of any automatic, tracks flawlessly at as low as 0.25 gram.

Other 1229 features include 12 inch a dynamically balanced 7lb platter, powerful continuous pole / synchronous motor, built in illuminated strobe with adjustable viewing angle and a calibrated tracking pressure dial.

The unit has 3 speeds with one semitone pitch variation on all three speeds and the torsionally rigid, extra-long all-metal tonearm features four-point Gimbal type bearing.


Drive: synchronous continuous-pole motor with radial elastic suspension

Platter: non-magnetic, dynamically balanced, weighing 3,1kg

Speeds: 33.33, 45 and 78rpm

Pitch control variation: 6%

Speed accuracy deviation: +-0.06%

Signal to noise ratio: -63dB weighted

Tonearm: extra-long, torsionally rigid metal arm, in 4-point gimbal suspension, with skeletal head design

Cartridge holder: removable, accepts all 1/2″ cartridges from 1 to 12g

Dimensions: 376 x 308mm

Weight: 7.2kg