2-Speed Automatic Belt Drive Turntable (1977)
Drive: 8-pole synchronous motor
Platter: non-magnetic, detachable, 1.3kg, 300mm
Speeds: 33 and 45rpm
Rumble: >63dB weighted
Tonearm: torsion resistant tubular tonearm in 4-point gimbal
Cartridge holder: removable, accepts all 1/2" cartridges from 5.5 to 10g (including mounting screws)
instruction/owners manual (en) - K7sparky
service manual (en) - trout88
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Dual Belt Drive Turntables
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I have own this turntable purchase new in 1977. It currently has a Denon DL304 cart. on it. It plays perfect!
9/10 by BruceEmbry
Better quality belt drive changer unit. Dual was still building high quality great sounding units. Belt drive means quieter performance, but be prepared to replace belts or deal with slippage when the changer operates. Clean and lube every couple of years for best performance.
9/10 by Skaneateles
Sonically, an outstanding combo with the standard Dual OEM Shure V15-III. Speed is rock-solid, very low hum, rumble, noise. Finiky, though. I've heard the 10 and 12 series Duals described as like fine swiss watches, and I agree; to perform to their best, be prepared for some TLC. But the rewards are well worth the effort, to maintain a true audio classic!
8/10 by Marshallt2
Duals owe their lineage to the clock makers in the Black Forrest. Note the movements of the arm as it auto cues and returns, like clockworks. My fourth Dual, and I installed a Shure V15 III. A great table musical with prat. I dislike the grubby plastic base.
8/10 by pat5jfet