Empire 298 To 698 Turntable Motor Mount Grommets & Book

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  • Item Category: Tools
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jul 13, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House

Empire Turntable Motor Mount Grommets Replacements New.

This now Includes our 41 Page Empire PDF Turntable Rebuild Manual! Free!!!

A $30.00 Value.

With all the "Snake Oil" and hype around audio, I thought I would mention that we do 2 things. We do Empire Turntables and rebuild tube audio. We don't sell mismatched grommets that might fit. We sell what you need and nothing less. If you want, buy the manual that starts with sand blasting your plinth move on and if you like the manual, I will send you the grommets free. If not buy my grommets and get the manual free. Who else offers that? We do... We know Empires.

The Grommets Also Fit..... Rek O Cut K33H.

Thanks to another buyer for that fit-up. If you know these fit your turntable we will list it under "Also Fits". Thanks for any input.

As you can see from the picture, the flange is considerably higher than the ones on your unit. This is because of the strain that the motor has put on your fatigued Motor Mount Grommets over some 30 to 40 years. The other reason is that the Ferrule is not fully seated in these pictures. The Ferrules need to be pushed down.

These are new and never used. Original specs. Downward pressure has fatigued your old Grommets causing a decrease in belt pressure. Probably the biggest cause of LP speed variations besides a stretched belt. Besides the downward fatigue, you have the inward pressure. Since the knurled knob only adusts Turntable speed to 1%, you can see that the Fatigued inside mounting dimension can also change the Turntable Speed. Consider all the factors involved and these should be replace along with your belt replacement.

Order 2 sets to keep that Empire Treasure running. They might just be gone too soon. We specialize in the 208 to 398 Empires. Send us your dimensions and we will let you now if these work for other units.

International buyers, please email for a shipping amount.

Thanks for your consideration.


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Send a email for the instruction sheet in PDF format after you buy them. It is free.

Why Replace Your Grommets? is the idea behind the speed adjustment on an Empire Turntable. You can adjust speed by 1 percent in either direction. This is accomplished using the front knurled nut. The problem is that if your Grommets are fatigued, that factory spec does not apply. The Grommets have a “floating” ferrule in side the Rubber Grommet that the Motor Mount screws ride in. But they rely on the strength of the Grommet to tilt the Motor forward or backward. Not only are the Grommets crucial to speed adjustment, they are also crucial to the Motors Vibration Transfer to the Plinth.

The manual is at auction# 140269818786.