Do you need an adapter for 45 RPM?
In order to play a 45 RPM record that has a 1.5-inch hole, you must use an adapter that has an outside diameter of 1.5 inches and a 0.25-inch hole in the center. Please note that a 45 RPM record with a 0.25-inch hole does not need an adapter and should be placed over the turntable’s spindle-like a 33-1/3 RPM record.
Where does the 45 rpm adapter go?
A 45 rpm adapter (also 45 rpm record insert, 45 rpm spindle adapter, 7-inch adapter or spider, the common size of 45 RPM records) is a small plastic or metal insert that goes in the middle of a 45-rpm record so it can be played on the standard size spindle of a turntable.
How does a 45 rpm adapter work?
It is a small metal or plastic piece that is placed in the center of a 45 rpm record. The adapter allows for the record to be played on a turntable’s 78 rpm or LP size spindle. Some 45 rpm adapters are diminutive solid circles that slide onto the spindle’s bottom. Others are larger and fit over the full spindle.
How much is a 45 rpm record worth?
Rock and roll and R&B 45s with the cardboard sleeves are worth at least $20, with many being worth more than $200. First pressings of albums have more value than second, third, or subsequent pressings. They are referred to as the “originals” that were purchased when the record first hit the charts.
Can you play a 45 on a regular record player?
Each adapter allows you to play 45 RPM singles on almost any record player. The adapters are easy to use, simply snap it into the center of the 7″ record and place on the turntable spindle – no tools are required!
Why do 45s have big holes?
A larger hole allowed the sudden rotational forces to be distributed over a greater distance (π x 1.5; about 4.712 inches), reducing wear and allowing the hole to stay rounder longer. This was especially important for the jukebox industry. In the 1930s, ’40s, and ’50s, jukeboxes were big, big business.
Why do 45 records have a big hole?
Tonearms hate wobbly records. A larger hole allowed the sudden rotational forces to be distributed over a greater distance (π x 1.5; about 4.712 inches), reducing wear and allowing the hole to stay rounder longer. This was especially important for the jukebox industry.
Can my record player play 10-inch?
All record players do not play every single size of vinyl record. All record players will play the two most common sizes of vinyl record, those being 12-inch and 7-inch, but it is far less likely they will be able to play a 10-inch record.
Why do 45 rpm records have a big hole?
Does 45 rpm sound better?
Since 45s travel faster than 33s, more waveform definition can be squeezed into the format, which takes up more room. More bumps and grooves created in pressing a 45 means better audio quality. Now, at 45 RPM’s the same audio will take up a foot and a half since its traveling faster.