SpinDeck 2: What Does Semi-Automatic Turntable Mean?

March 19, 2024 1 min read

Semi-Automatic Function

Semi-automatic turntables operate with a combination of manual and automatic functions. Here's how it works:

  1. Manual Start: To begin playing a record, manually place the tonearm onto the desired groove of the record, or at the beginning.
  2. Manual Stop: If you would like to stop playback mid record, manually lift the tonearm from the record and return it to its rest position.
  3. Automatic Return: Unlike fully manual turntables where you must manually lift and return the tonearm after playback, SpinDeck 2 has a automatic return feature. Once the tonearm reaches the end of the record, a mechanism lifts it from the groove and returns it to its rest position, automatically for your convenience.

In essence, SpinDeck 2 provides the convenience of automatic tonearm return at the end of a record while still allowing manual operation. This design offers a balance between automation and user control.