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Sharp Optonica RP-7100H

2-Speed Fully-Automatic Integrated Turntable

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Sharp Optonica RP-7100H


The Optonica RP7100 is a quartz-locked, direct drive turntable featuring Sharp's Automatic Program Locate Device.

Using a second arm alongside the main tone arm tube, the APLD system is able to locate gaps between tracks allowing instant track access and programming.


Type: full auto integrated turntable

Drive system: Quartz locked direct drive

Platter: 1.4kg

Speeds: 33.33 and 45rpm

Wow and flutter: 0.06%

Rumble: 68dB

Tonearm effective mass: 16g


Despite it's track selection feature the RP-7100 cannot be recommended on the basis of either it's technical or subjective performance; in fact it's less expensive brother the RP-5100 represents much better value for money - £179 HiFi Choice 1983


service manual  English

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Optonica RP7100

Tonearm Specifications

Effective length 210mm 18 1/4 inches
Overhang 11mm 7/16 inch
Offset angle 19 degrees
Cartridge weight range 4 to 12 grams
A cartridge with a total height of over 19mm including needle cannot be applied to the head of the arm.
The cartridge should be mounted a distance of 50-51mm from the rubber grommet plug end to stylus tip.