Micro Seiki DQX-500
2-Speed Direct Drive Turntable - fitted with dynamic balance straight tonearm (1978-83)
The DQX-500 is a direct result of our many years of experience in producing turntables and we think that it gives full rein both to this experience and to the basic design that we adopt for out models.
Drive system: direct drive
Motor: quartz locked PLL DC servo motor
Speeds: 33.33 and 45rpm
Platter: 35cm aluminium die-cast
Wow and flutter: less than 0.02%
Signal to noise ratio: more than 63dB
Tonearm: MA 707 Dynamic balance
Effective length: 237mm
Usable cartridge weight: 4-12g
VTF adjustment: 0-3g
Dimensions: 410 x 350 x 139mm
In sum, this Micro Seiki DQX-500 turntable has obviously been designed with the hi-fi enthusiast in mind. The ordinary record collector will miss such features as auto-stop, speed adjustment (perhaps) and a cabinet - though a moulded, clear plastic dust cover is provided. However the hi-fi man will find that the unit does constitute a rock steady playing platform with almost zero wow and very low noise (rumble and hum are both extremely low). The arm is of excellent design. slightly favouring the present vogue for moving-coil cartridges. The price, though on the high side, corresponds with that of the competition when the combination of a quartz locked direct-drive motor and a respectable pickup arm is borne in mind - £299 Gramophone October 1979
brochure (en) - Jeepo65
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Micro Seiki Direct Drive Turntables
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