Quartz Locked Fully Automatic turntable (1982)
The JVC QL-Y55F attacks unwanted resonance in a new way, actively rather than passively, by means of a sophisticated electro-servo tonearm.
This remarkable tonearm also allows hands off left-right and up-down cueing, and in play adjustment of tracking force, anti-skating and damping.
Matched to this tonearm is an extraordinarily accurate platter drive system.
Speed accuracy is 30 times more accurate thanks to the double servo quartz speed detection system that monitors and adjusts platter speeds with electronic precision.
Features of the QL-Y55F include:
A tapered, low mass straight arm
Resonance free solid cabinet
TH (Tracing hold) for high arm sensitivity
Low-centre of gravity insulators for high cabinet stability
Motor: coreless DC servo motor
Drive system: direct drive
Speed detection system: integrated frequency generator
Servo system: double servo quartz
Wow and flutter: 0.015% WRMS
Signal to noise ratio: 78dB
Speed deviation: 0.002%
Platter: 2kg 308mm diecast aluminium
Tonearm: dynamically balanced electronic servo controlled arm
Effective length: 254mm
Tracking force: 0 to 3g
Cartridge weight range: 3.5 to 9.5g
Operation mode: fully automatic
Dimensions: 495 x 195 x 405mm
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Very quiet highly accurate turntable coupled with servo controlled straight or s tonearms along with realtime VTF, Anti-Skate and Q-Damping adjustments conspire to optimize playback from a wide range of cartridges.
9/10 by fscl
I had a chance to live with an example of this deck for a couple of months. Everything I said about the QL-Y66F is applicable to the Y55F, except that the former is better looking.
2/10 by anmpr1