2-Speed Belt-Drive Turntable
By combining not just one or two but a wholly balanced team of original Sansui technical achievements in the SR-222, despite its modest price, competes with even some of the most expensive manuals on the market.
One-touch power/speed lever mechanism
Tripod motor suspension system
Diamond-cut Die-cast aluminium platter
Sensitive S-shaped or straight pipe tonearm with acoustic absorbent damping
Slimline cabinet with particle board construction
Induced magnet Sansui cartridge
Type: two-speed, belt-driven
Speeds: 33 and 45rpm
Platter: 300mm (mkI,II), 308mm (mkIV,V) aluminium alloy die-cast
Motor: 4-pole synchronous
Wow and flutter: less than 0.07% (mkI,II), 0.03% (mkIV,V)
Rumble: 60dB (mkI,II), 68dB (mkIV), 72dB (mkV)
Tonearm: statically balanced, s-shaped arm (mkI,II), straight arm (mkIV,V)
Effective length: 220mm (mkI,II), 230mm (mkV)
Overhang: 17.5mm (mkI,II), 16mm (mkIV),
Cartridge weight: 4 to 10g (mkI,II), 4 to 9.5g (mkIV), 4 to 8.5g (mkV)
Dimensions: 452 x 139 x 370mm (mkI,II), 490 x 175 x 385mm (mkIV), 430 x 161 x 390mm (mkV)
Weight: 6.0kg (mkI,II), 7.4kg (mkIV), 8.3kg (mkV)
While the subjective report looks unpromising, it does not take account of the well below average price of this product. This, together with certain other plus points, makes it a possible recommendation. Worth considering - mkIV £85 HiFi Choice 1983
instruction/owners manual - Japi Roelofs
power supply changeover instructions - Japi Roelofs
mkII instruction/owners manual - Mike2
service manual - Dottorcrazy
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