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Sonab 85S

2-Speed Belt-Drive Turntable

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Sonab 85S


The Sonab 85S is a 2-speed, belt-driven turntable with integral tonearm and moving-magnet cartridge.


Motor: AC synchronous

Speeds: 33 and 45rpm

Platter: 300mm, 1.2kg

Wow and flutter: 0.08%

Rumble: -60dB

Tonearm: static balance type

Stylus pressure: 0.5 to 3g

Cartridge weight: 5 to 12g

Cartridge: Ortofon F 15 EO

Stylus: 18 x 8um elliptical diamond

Frequency response: 20 to 20,000Hz

Recommended tracking force: 1.5g

Dimensions: 440 x 370 x 160mm


instruction/owners manual  English Deutsch Francais Svenska - derherrm

instruction/owners manual  Svenska

(translation) instruction/owners manual  English - John1964t

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Hi ! I had a brief look and

Hi !

I had a brief look and it seems as most things are OK.

Small comment:

Under Lubrication you have noticed that you do not know what "s.k. pendylolja" is.
S.k. means "so called" and pendylolja is approx "oil for pendulum clock" perhaps your local clock-repair company can identify it for you.

As you probably know the Sonab 75 was furter developed and became Sonab 80 and later on Sonab 85. They were all manufactured by Yamaha. After Sonab went bust Yamaha kept producing similar players.

Hope it works well for you.

Best regards


Sonab 85S turntable

Does anybody have an English version of this manual to add to the site?