Direct-Drive Fully-Automatic Turntable System (1982-1983)
with linear tracking tonearm
The Technics SL-5 is a compact, record jacket size, fully automatic turntable.
The unit features an integral platter/rotor direct-drive motor and a dynamically balanced, linear tracking tonearm with optoelectronic sensor and microcomputer control.
The chassis is constructed using TNRC (Technics Non Resonant Compound).
Type: Fully automatic
Drive system: Direct drive
Motor: ultra low speed brushless DC
Platter: 300mm aluminium die-cast
Speeds: 33.33 and 45rpm
Wow and flutter: 0.025% WRMS
Tonearm: Low mass linear tracking with gimbal suspension
Cartridge: plug-in connector, moving magnet stereo
Frequency response: 20 to 10,000Hz +-1dB
Dimensions: 315 x 88 x 315mm
The wow and flutter of the Technics SL-5 was very low and the speeds accurate despite the absence of quartz lock. Shock was fairly well handled which is normal for a linear tracker, and it also behaved well on the feedback test. Well constructed and adjusted, the lid mounted tonearm possessed very good geometry and a low effective mass of around 3g - £119 HiFi Choice 1983
instruction/owners manual (alt scan) - DRozell
service manual - djsiceman
service manual changes - djsiceman
service supplement 1 - djsiceman
technical information - djsiceman
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