Esoteric Sounds Rek-O-Kut CVS-14: 50th Anniversary Edition, 33/45/78 RPM Turntable
User Manual Esoteric Sounds Rek-O-Kut CVS-14
Ratings & Reviews
by mike r
the cvs 14 is the everything tt for the 78 rpm collector from the variable speeds,plays backwards,verticle/laterial switch for playing edison diamond discs if you,re collecting 78s this tt all you need
by Bruce P
The CVS 14 looks like another piece of rebadged Hansin dreck (see also: Stanton, Numark, Audio Technica, etc.). This particular turntable, except for the "Edison" polarity switch, looks almost exactly like the Audio Technica AT LP120USB. It even has the cheesy plinth that plays like an electric drum when you tap it lightly with your finger. My unit had a crudely cast platter, cueing drift when the needle was lowered to the record, a tonearm that didn't track as well as the tonearm on my 40-year-old Dual 1229, and non-functioning antiskate. Rek-O-Kut suggested that the antiskate was merely "light" and offered to adjust it for me. It shouldn't have shipped from the factory in this condition, Rek-O-Kut, and, no, it wasn't light; it was broken. No amount of adjustment could have fixed it. I returned this unit, and I won't be getting another one.