Preparing and packing a turntable for shipment

Preparing a turntable for transport.  So many customers have come to us with turntables that were damaged in shipping.  Often destroyed, or at least too expensive to restore.  It’s a shame, and not that hard to avoid.

Original owners have hopefully saved the box.  If not, the turntable should be double boxed, and/or suspended in hard foam.  Most importantly, the counterweight and platter should be packed separately.  We have seen turntables destroyed by failing to do so.  If the headshell is removeable, pack it separately with the stylus guard in place.  Suspended turntables, 1970’s era Duals for example, should be locked down for transport.  Skipping this step can also destroy your turntable.