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Ariston RD 80

2-Speed Manual Turntable

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AC synchronous motor drive

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Ariston RD 80


The RD80 maintains the Ariston philosophy of excellence of design, together with top class performance. It has the capacity to extract the maximum amount of information from the disc.

Like our other models, it is entirely gimmick free, and provides simply the best platform for carrying a vinyl disc without allowing that disc or any other extraneous energy sources to interfere with the stylus to groove interface.

Two piece, fully machined concave platter with screw down record clamp. Precision made single point bearing. Real wood veneered cabinet.

The RD80 is quite simply the finest value turntable available today.


Type: manual belt drive

Motor: AC synchronous

Platter: 2.6kg

Speeds: 33.33 and 45rpm

Wow and flutter: 0.08%

Rumble: -7dB


In conclusion I would not hesitate to recommend the latest Ariston RD80 to anyone in the market for a mid-priced turntable. It is designed to extract musical information from the record, adding as little of its own character to the sound as possible, and in this it succeeds admirably - What HiFi

While not a truly great turntable, the RD80SL is nonetheless a substantially good one at a realistic price - £180 (motor unit only) HiFi Choice 1983


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