Automatic Stereo Turntable System (1977)
The PS-X5 is a 2-speed direct drive turntable with static-balance type tonearm
The crystal lock system maintains the turntable at an accurate nominal speed under voltage or temperature variations or ageing, and shows excellent initial drift and load/speed characteristics.
With a newly developed brushless and slotless motor, the PS-X5 has excellent starting characteristics within a third revolution to 33.33rpm are obtained.
A servo system, which consists of a turntable with a magnetic rim and an 8-pole magnetic pick up head, and the BSL motor free from torque irregularity, assure minimal wow and flutter and a high signal to noise ratio.
Platter: 317mm aluminium alloy diecast
Motor: DC servo controlled brushless and slotless motor
Drive system: direct drive
Control system: crystal lock system
Speed: 33 and 45rpm
Wow and flutter: 0.025% WRMS
Signal to noise ratio: 73dB
Automation system: lead in, return, reject, repeat
Tonearm: statically balanced
Pivot to stylus length: 216.5mm
Dimensions: 445 x 150 x 375mm
service manual - Cobra2
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