Quartz Locked Fully Automatic Turntable (1985)
The QL-Y66F is a 2-speed, direct-drive turntable system with fitted tonearm and MC-200E moving coil cartridge.
Motor: coreless DC, quartz FG servo motor
Drive system: direct drive
Speed detection system: frequency generator
Servo system: bi-directional servo quartz lock
Wow and flutter: 0.015% WRMS
Signal to noise ratio: 80dB
Speed deviation: 0.002%
Platter: 2.9kg 350mm diecast aluminium
Tonearm: straight or s-shaped arm pipe
Effective length: 254mm
Tracking force: 0 to 3g
Dimensions: 495 x 187 x 405mm
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JVC Direct Drive Turntables
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I suspect that this is some sort of Denon OEM deck, but who knows? It uses the same electro-mechanical damping found in many latter-day Denon models. The straight tonearm seems to be made of a plastic material (I don't think it is carbon fiber) and the package included an S shaped arm. Automatic arm action is motor driven and smooth. The seemingly massive base is comprised of a rosewood-like plastic veneer over light weight particle board, which makes the deck rather unsubstantial and acoustically alive. The turntable itself sports a huge (14 inch) platter, quartz PLL (with no speed control), and moderate torque. And that's pretty much it. The big JVC looks much better than it is. When I bought mine new, sight unseen, I was expecting something more substantial, maybe a poor man's Micro. The moral: you can't buy tenderloin in the ground round section of the meat market. On the other hand, if you're looking for something to impress your friends, while playing a CD, this might just be the ticket.
If you want a decent JVC DD turntable, spring for one of their stand alone models, make yourself a substantial and acoustically dead base, then mate it with their surprisingly good and usually affordable 7045 tonearm.
3/10 by anmpr1