A broken DJ turntable gets another shot at life
I bought this turntable at a pawn shop for around $30 back in early 2017. I didn't know much about it, other than the fact that the motor worked sometimes. It had a slip mat on it and a "Traktor Scratch" record, meaning someone was probably using it for DJing. (For those unaware, Traktor Scratch records are a way to use physical vinyl turntables with a virtual DAW/DJ software, allowing you to scratch your MP3's on real records/turntables.)
I decided to buy it because I wanted to restore it and use it as my new turntable. My turntable at the time was a low-quality Sears LX-series unit, which didn't sound good at all.
Aaaaaand as of February 2018 I kiiiinda sorta haven't worked on this project yet. The Gemini turntable has been sitting in my room collecting dust. I was unable to find much information online about the turntable due to the age and relative obscurity compared to other more popular DJ turntables, not to mention a total lack of parts online. That being said, making this web page has taken enough effort that I want to fix the turntable! I'll update this with my progress.