The RS100 was the simplest record player you could get in the 1981 series; compared to the other more advanced players, you didn't get a fully automatic chassis, no direct drive, and a turntable much lighter than the 1..2 kilogram tables of the RS200 or RS30. However, the RS100 is still a respectable player for its time, and the standard pickup fixing allows the prefitted (and not too bad!) Audio Technica AT72 to be exchanged against almost any pickup you want. So one could call this player an 'economic' choice.
The RS100 was also available as RS120CX with a built-in CX decoder.
Semi Automatic, belt-driven, automatic shutoff, pitch control.
DIN (cable fixed to player)
(taken from a product brochure)
|Variation of Speed:||0.08%|
|S/N Ratio (filtered)||62dB|
|Tangential Error Angle||<= 0.18 deg/cm|
The RS100's stoboscopic lamp is built with a simple neon lamp that flickers with the rhythm of the mains frequency. Such lamps have a tendency to darken out ofer time, which comes from material disintegrating from the electrodes and building thin layers on the glass's inner side. Moreover, this loss of 'active material' can lead to unreliable operation of the lamp. You won't get around replacing the lamp...
Of cdourse, the belt is another potential troublemaker, but I'm still waiting to see a belt fail...
(taken from Telefunken's 1981-1991 Service Handbook)
|Other Electical Parts|
|Stroboscopic Lamp||339 561 106|
|Other Mechanical Parts|
|Cover||339 111 207|
|Fixing Screw||339 921 106|
|Service Information||319 461 305|
|Pickup Carrier ATN72K||559 338 008|
|System TM500||559 318 016|