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See how a turntable works with this exploded view animation

An inside look at one of the classic tools of the trade...

Science Channel’s Machines: How They Work series has shared an incredible 3D exploded view animation detailing the inner workings of a turntable. 

Check it out below to get an inside look at how the simple but extraordinary technology works.

The video follows the grooves of the record, through the stylus, all the way to the amplifier. Although they skip the most important component of a DJ’s turntable, the pitch fader, it’s still a great look inside one of the classic tools of the trade.

Watch Science Channel’s Machines: How They Work exploded turntable video below.

Aman Ellis is a USA Digital Staff Writer. Follow him on Twitter here.