REPLACEMENT DC MOTOR KITS

Please see below, our latest MIDAS Technology, (Mains Isolated - DC Advanced  System)

True Point Audio now offers its own DC Motor Kit to replace the AC motor and PSU used in Pink Triangle turntables such as the

 PT Too, PT Export and Pink Triangle LPT.

They can also replace ageing DC motors and PSU's that are used in the PT 1, PT Anniversary and Tarantella.

2 and 3 Speed Control Units

 

Advantages:

  • Easy speed selection with tactile illuminated pushbuttons.

  • Easily adjusted speed for each selected speed.

  • Automatic cut-out for PCB protection if overloaded (re-sets itself).

  • Supplied with mains lead with IEC 'kettle plug', and 5 pin DIN connection lead, and strobe disc.

  • New 12V-3W dc motor supplied with specially designed stainless steel motor mounting plate as shown in the photo below.

The DC MOTORS that we use

 

 

The Premotec dc motors are reliable, and excellent value for money.

The Portescap and Maxon motors are a superior in quality and performance.

 

Speed control with integral MIDAS system: -

There are 'never-connected power supplies' to power your Hi Fi equipment but few (if any) that incorporate the technology into turntable speed controllers – that was until now. We proudly announce our latest range of speed controllers that incorporate 'never–connected power supply' technology. We thought that ‘never-connected power supply’ a rather long winded description of a power supply that is completely isolated from the mains supply, so we have decided to call it MIDAS, an acronym which stands for:

Mains Isolated,  DC Advanced System - which is an accurate description of ‘what it does’.

Our Speed Control Units, as standard, incorporate a comprehensive mains filtering system, but now go much further by completely isolating the mains secondary voltage from the rectified and regulated DC voltage that controls the motor speed. MIDAS totally eliminates all mains born noise, spikes, surges and voltage dips.

MIDAS uses the latest software and hardware to determine the exact point in the bridge rectifier voltage to charge the primary reservoir capacitor to its absolute optimum value before comprehensively isolating the secondary and by association the mains voltage, before transferring the maximum charge from the primary reservoir capacitor to the secondary reservoir capacitor. The voltage from the secondary reservoir capacitor supplies pure DC, free of any mains generated interference, glitches or noise to the DC turntable motor.

The PCB photo above shows our speed controller with MIDAS on the left and our standard 3 speed controller on the right.

Give your HiFi system the golden touch with our  MIDAS technology.

Please contact us for latest prices.

 

Please click on the following link for setting up and operation instructions : -

Set-up and Operating the Speed Control Unit

 

The photos above were taken by Herbert in Germany who completed the conversion himself.

 

These DC motor kit represent excellent value for money, and perform better than most of their more expensive rivals.

Our DC motor kits can be fitted as a DIY kit (detailed instructions and photos/drawings supplied), or we can do the conversion for you.

Our kits can be used with other makes of turntable such as the Linn Sondek LP12 etc.

Please contact us for more information.

 


Important notice : - EARTHING !!

Always use a 3 – wire moulded mains plug with integral lead with IEC female connector to connect to the controller, in the UK this is commonly known as a ‘kettle plug’ lead. It is essential that the mains earth is connected to the controllers to prevent electric shock and possible death due to electrocution.

Controllers with ungrounded enclosures can become lethal devices in the event of a transformer insulation failure or accidental connection of the live supply to the enclosure. Whereas with a grounded enclosure, such a failure simply blows the mains fuse.

All DC controllers supplied by TPA require earthing to stop unwanted interference either incoming or outgoing. The TPA DC regulated power supply and the TPA DC speed controllers, have an integral LC line filter. The line filter serves the purpose of preventing possible radiation of radiofrequency interference (RFI) from the controller via the power line, as well as filtering out incoming interference that may be present on the power line.

For the filter to provide optimum performance it is essential that the mains earth is connected.


Some Comments: -

"I recently purchased a True Point Audio PSU for my Michell Gyrodec SE  which I did after a little research to see what was available as an alternative to the Michell HR Power supply. I wanted to upgrade as the power supply that comes with the Gyro is quite basic and I found it to be not so stable as I had to quite regularly adjust the turntable speed and to do this you have to unscrew the PSU to adjust a small screw which controls the speed. The reviews of the Michell HR PSU were all mainly very good but I read that once  again there was a little adjustment to be done on the speed which meant accessing a small speed control screw at the back of the PSU which is better than having to take it apart as you have to do with the supplied PSU. Given some thought to this I decided to look around for alternative solutions which is where I came across the True Point Audio PSU for the Michell Gyrodec. Truepoint make some mighty fine upgrades for both Pink Triangle and Michell TT’s and their PSU’s where plug and play with the fabulous advantage of being able to adjust the TT speed from 33.3 to 45rpm or 78rpm at the push of a button with no fiddling about with the TT belt.

Having spoken to Charles at True Point Audio I took the plunge and ordered the True point Audio PSU, which was quickly delivered and you also get to choose which colour lights you would like on the PSU. The PSU was a simple swap for the original one and the belt on the TT is set on the 45rpm position on the motor pulley and that’s it you do not have to touch the pully again as the PSU will now do every thing for you. Press the 33.3 button and away you go the RPM is rock steady and after  a few weeks the PSU and my Gyrodec sound absolutely superb no hint of wow or flutter from the turntable, the sound has tight deep base and great overall clarity  and detail to the sound, I could not be more happier. This really is a great product and a great improvement for the Gyrodec, which I would highly recommend as an alternative to the Michell HR PSU, with the key advantage of being able to adjust TT speed at the press of a button and I can now also now play 78’s on my Gyrodec SE if I have a mind to. The True Point Audio provide a great product, great service from Charles and I would highly recommend this upgrade to anyone."

Kevin S.- Gloucestershire.

Please contact us for further details and current prices on any of the above items.

We are continually striving to improve the performance of our products, so we reserve the right to change specification without notice.

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