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jvc ql-8 direct drive turntable


Like the QL-10, the QL-8 from JVC is also a complete turntable system combining the TT81 quartz locked turntable with the CL-P1 base and UA-7045 tonearm.

The QL-8 with its TT81 Quartz locked turntable section delivers the same functional features and advanced control accuracy as the most expensive model; it lacks only the digital speed indicator.

Features include the JVC quartz-locked servosystem, the positive and negative servocontrol, 1Hz/440Hz pitch control, quick stop facility and more.

Outstanding performance features such as highly accurate speed constancy, low wow and flutter, exceptionally high signal to noise ratio are all retained.


Drive system: direct drive, DC servomotor

Speeds: 33 and 45rpm

Speed detection: integrated frequency generator

Servo system: quartz locked

Pitch control: +-6Hz

Wow and flutter: within 0.025% WRMS

S/N: 73dB

Platter: 316mm aluminium die-cast

Tonearm: statically balanced arm with new gimbal support for tracing hold system

Effective length: 245mm

Overhang: 15mm

Tracking force: 0-3g (0.1g steps)

Cartridge weight: 12-32g (including headshell weight)

Arm elevation range: 40-60mm


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