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Direct-Drive Auto Return Turntable (1977)

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The JVC JL-A40 is a 2-speed, direct-drive, auto-return turntable with integral tonearm.


Type: auto return, direct drive

Drive method: DC servo motor

Speeds: 33 and 45rpm

Wow and flutter: less than 0.03% WRMS

Signal to noise ratio: more than 70dB

Speed adjustment range: more than +-2.5%

Platter: 310mm die-cast aluminium alloy

Tonearm: static balance s-shaped tubular arm with TH balancing system

Effective length: 220mm

Overhang: 15mm

Tracking force range: 0 to 3g

Cartridge weight range: 14.5 to 21.5g (inc headshell)

Dimensions: 460 x 368 x 144mm

Weight: 7.2kg


instruction/owners manual  English

service manual  English

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I have it since 1977!

I have this TT and it works still perfectly well.