I just bought a Denon turntable that has the magnetic strip on the platter which is used for speed regulation. I need to instruct the seller as to how to handle the platter so that this is not damaged. I have never owned one of these tables, so I need some advice on how to have it shipped so as to avoid damage.
The platter lifts off the spindle, and can be wrapped separately in Visqueen, then styrofoam or foam rubber. Makes for a bigger(or another) box, but prevents inertial damage to the spindle and bearings, should jarring occur.