Quartz-Locked Direct-Drive Turntable (1978)
The JVC QL-5 is a 2-speed, quartz-locked, direct-drive turntable system fitted with a static balance tonearm and MD-1025 moving magnet phono cartridge.
Also available as the QL-50 with blank armboard.
Motor: 12-pole, 24-slot, DC type FG servomotor
Drive system: direct drive
Speeds: 33 and 45rpm
Wow and flutter: less than 0.025% WRMS
Rumble: more than 73dB
Speed detection: integrated frequency generator
Platter: 312mm diameter
Tonearm: TH (tracking hold system) type, static balance, new gimbal support
Effective length: 245mm
Tracking force range: 0 to 3g
Cartridge weight range: 14.5 to 22g (inc headshell)
Height range: 39 to 51mm
Cartridge: MD-1025 moving magnet
Stylus: DT-Z1TE 0.3 x 0.7mil diamond
Optimum tracking force: 2g
Frequency response: 10 to 25,000Hz
Dimensions: 165 x 481 x 403mm
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JVC Direct Drive Turntables
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