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Hitachi PS-15

Fully-Automatic Turntable

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Hitachi PS-15


The Hitachi PS-15 is designed to meet higher performance standards for audiophiles who wish to enjoy superb sound reproduction.

The turntable has an easy-to-use full automatic mechanism. Record play starts automatically, after adjusting to the record size and actuating the operation lever. One can enjoy record with very simple procedure.

For platter drive, a capacitor lead-phase 16-pole synchronous motor is employed, giving a high signal-to-noise ratio. For the full automatic mechanism, a geared motor is employed which keeps the platter rotation stable.

A dial type anti-skating mechanism is employed which performs stable tracing, preventing skating of the tone arm at the circumference of the record.

The excellent-tracing tone arm with low center of gravity and high grade cartridge precisely traces the sound grooves in the record. The balance weight is an accurate direct-reading type in 0.2 g units, and a vertical moving magnet type cartridge which enhances tone quality is employed.


Type: 2-speed, belt drive, full automatic turntable

Platter: aluminium alloy die-cast, 300mm outer diameter

Motor for platter drive: capacitor lead phase, 16-pole synchronous motor

Motor for full automatic mechanism drive: 16-pole geared motor

Speeds: 2 speeds, 33 and 45 rpm

Signal to noise ratio: 50 dB

Wow and flutter: 0.07%

Tone arm: static balance type, tubular

Headshell: plug-in type (european standard type)

Overall length: 301mm

Effective length: 220mm

Overhang: 15mm

Dimensions: 476 x 368 x 159mm

Weight: 7.5 kg

Other devices: viscous-damped cueing, auto-in, auto-cut, auto-return mechanism,
repeat mechanism, tracking force direct-reading balance weight, anti-skating device


instruction/owners manual  English Francais - Prana69

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