Natural Sound Linear Tracking Turntable
The Yamaha PX-2 uses for it's tonearm section a linear tracking straight arm with excellent tracking ability.
In addition, the platter is driven by a DC 4-phase, 8-pole coreless Hall motor with a starting torque of not less than 1kg-cm.
The PX-2 features easy to operate, fully automatic control functions and represents the best in record playing systems.
Drive system: direct drive
Motor: 8-pole coreless DC Hall motor
Servo control: quartz PLL, positive two-direction servo
Platter: 310mm die-cast aluminium, 2.1kg (including mat)
Speeds: 33 and 45rpm
Signal to noise ratio: 80dB
Wow and flutter: 0.01% WRMS
Arm type: linear tracking
Effective length: 190mm
Effective mass: 17g (at 1.5g tracking force)
Cartridge weight: 5 to 11g (10 to 16g with sub weights)
Dimensions: 493 x 156 x 428mm
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service manual (en) - keiko5
parts list (en) - keiko5
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She is built like a tank ! She is so beautiful... she is a wonderful UFO turntable...
9/10 by cabasse
PX2 is an absolutely perfect turntable !!!!
10/10 by vts
This is the sweetest turntable I've owned so far.
The workmanship Yamaha put into this table are obvious. It's an understated behemoth with just two things in mind, awsome appearance backed by crystal clear sound reproduction.
10/10 by cobrasixtysix
Bought it on the bay for under $300. It had the Yamaha / ATN3100 with the cantilever broken. Replaced with NOS. Doing esearch I found that there other 3100 stylus available so opted for the elliptical.
I replaced the feet with new ones from a Technics 1200 available for about $13each. The PX-3 and the 1200 are about the same weight.
I have used the Yamaha cart. but also tried a Technics 310 MC, a Shure 97x, AT14SA, but have now settled on a AT155LC.
The operation of the turntable was problematic due to loose transport belts. Once fixed the operation is flawless. See the Help Guide for Belt Cleaning/Adjustment.
The best feature besides the robust construction is the tone arm. I can use any half inch cartridge I want and any standard compatible headshell.
The speed locks in quickly and the torque is good too. The controls are simple and although intermittent at first they have become reliable with continued use.
The reason for the 9/10 is that I cannot use my record weight with the cover closed, not enough clearance.
So this turntable is my best and favorite. Well worth looking into if you are a linear tracking fan.
9/10 by gator.swamp