The SME Model 10 has a separate contol box that eletronically changes the motor speed with a simple touch of a button. Happy Tunes!
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Well, any Thorens model will do. Their power switches often double as speed selectors. In order to power the table up, you will have to select either 33 or 45 before you can get the platter to start spinning. How much simpler can that be??? Want a "table" of reasonable quality in which you can enjoy with a minimum of work (i.e.--changing platter speeds...... but you still have to position and cue the arm manually. These "tables" like the Linns, the Regas, the SOTAS, and all others do not have any automatic functions on them. And with you wanting an "audiophile approved" table anyway, those shouldn't be any issue to you), but cost reasonable??? Then get you a Thorens.
Knock on wood.......
The new Basis tables (or at least my upgraded Ovation) have a dual pulley on the motor, so you just move the belt to a different grove without having to take anything apart or fumble around; I seem to recall my Well-Tempered having the same arrangement(?). Far better than my Ovation before the upgrade, where you had to change the pulley using the world's smallest Allen wrench. Or you could get a Walker motor drive (or a VPI PLC) and just flick a switch, which I do now (I got it before the upgrade, I was tired of changing pulleys).