Dual CS 505
2-Speed Automatic Belt-drive turntable with pitch control
Floor vibration and acoustic feedback are frequent external sources of interference.
Vibrations can be transmitted to the record player with each step, and sound energy from the loudspeakers can be fed back acoustically to the record player through the air or through a piece of furniture.
To minimise these unwanted effects, the Dual CS 505 uses a floating chassis.
In the Dual 505, a great deal of technical expertise has been applied to acoustically decouple the entire turntable drive unit from the remainder of the casing.
As a result, external interference is filtered out so effectively that it no longer has any audible effect on the music.
The anti-resonance mat used on the CS 505 filters and counteracts resonances which can be transmitted through the record player to the record.
Drive: Dual 16-pole SM 100-1 synchronous motor with precision flat belt for flywheel drive
Starting time: 2 to 2.5s
Platter: 304mm, 0.9kg, non-magnetic, removable
Speeds: 33.33 and 45rpm
Pitch control: 6%
Wow and flutter: 0.05% WRMS
Tonearm: distortion free ultra low mass aluminium tubular tonearm in 4 point tip bearing
An impressive, easy to use and fuss free turntable system with a number of useful facilities - £80 HiFi Choice 1983
Slightly lacking in balls, but compensates with a consistently unmuddled presentation and good stereo focus perspectives - £170 (CS-505-4) HiFI Choice 1992
-3 instruction/owners manual (en) - billybobalina
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I agree with Jas. This was a starter table that I regret selling. It performed admirably without a single problem and it really made great music with Grado carts. It looked good too with the wood plinth. It's also has a suspended chassis which is preferred for belt drives, which might be the reason it gives off a warm tone with good base. The tonearm wiring is bargain basement and if you snap a cartridge lead, then it's time to flex your repair skills!
8/10 by Enochrome
Well built, reliable and easy to use, but look out for disintegrating pitch control belts. Ideal starter turntable.
8/10 by JaS
Wanted to post this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qi7Sbcda6L4
It solved my problem of not turning on when moving the tone arm!
8/10 by flim
i have used 505 & 505-4, both are good turntable. while 505-4 is better for me to change the cartidge for more up line prefrom. but 505 sound more solid and stronger bass which had been matched well with the daul cart. this is good for strater to enjoy music for lp.
8/10 by chanki88
i have had my turntable since 1986 and the only problem i have ever had is a disintegrated pitch control belt. i have changed the drive belt twice only and of course the stylus has been changed numerous times. same original cartridge still in use today. not one complaint, excellent table.
9/10 by jimr3840
I Bought mine on EBay about a year ago. My first start into the vintage turntable world. When I received it, It was in very good condition. I had originally planned to go completely through it. After connecting it up to my Kenwood receiver for initial testing, It sounded so good that I left it connected. So far all I have done is cleaned it well and have adjusted the stylus weight and tracking. I do still plan on replacing the belts and going through a complete arm alignment some time in the future. But for now I'm enjoying the sound of my old vinyl records so much that it would be hard for me to un-connect it to do the work.
8/10 by MusicalDreamer