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ERA 5055

2-Speed Belt-Drive Record Player

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ERA 5055


The ERA 5055 has been developed to meet the demands both of the connoisseur and the purist. It has features which put it into the highest category of hi-fi technological achievement, as inspection will confirm.

The unit has a mounting of original design, with suspended twin turntable, and tubular arm with the ERA Frictionless Horizontal Pivot. A push-in cartridge assembly ensures total and positive insulation of arm and turntable mechanism.

With this unique technique, ERA has completely overcome vibration, rumble and Larsen effect. There is no vibration from the synchronous motor, due to its very slow speed and the small step-down gearing needed for the turntable belt. Speed variation at 33 rpm is only 0,03%, a remarkable achievement which speaks for itself.

The 5055 is mounted in a metal and wood base, and has a removable, hinged, smoke-tinted transparent Plexiglass cover.


Motor: 48-pole, synchronous

Speeds: 33 and 45 rpm

Drive method: Flexiprene belt, precision-machined to 2 mills; single step-down gear

Rumble: 73 dB (DIN B)

Platter: metal throughout; balanced; 12in dia (30 cm) 2.65 lb (1,2 Kg)

Tonearm: tubular, curved, ERA frictionless pivot pillar and weight bias compensation, removable headshell

Dimensions: 18 x 5 1/2 x 14in with cover closed (450 x 140 x 350 mm)

Weight: 20 lb( 9 Kg)


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