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Quartz-Locked Direct-Drive Turntable (1979-1980)

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jvc ql-a5 direct drive turntable


Drive method: direct drive

Motor: quartz locked DC servomotor

Speeds: 33 and 45rpm

Pitch control: +-6%

Wow and flutter: 0.025% WRMS

Signal to noise ratio: more than 75dB

Platter: 308mm

Tonearm: tracing hold type

Effective length: 220mm

Overhang: 15mm

Cartridge: Z-1S moving magnet

Frequency response: 10Hz to 25kHz

Output: 3mV

Stylus: DT-Z1S 0.6mil diamond

Tracking force: 1.75g (+-0.25g)

Dimensions: 131 x 438 x 380mm

Weight: 6.5kg


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5/5R service manual  English - PhilipZ

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JVC Turntable QL-A5

My Turntable's History
I bought this Turntable in Port Said, Egypt in 1980 for $ 150/-
used it until CD's came, my father gave it to his friend as it was collecting dust at home, friend used it and returned it as he had a cd player, so it once again collected dust until a friend borrowd it for his recording studio where he used to convert LP's onto cd's as it was too time consuming it was laid in a corner collecting dust, being without a job I thought why not convert LP's onto cd's, so I cleaned the Turntable got a stylus have been using it for the last three years, so it's almost 30 yrs without much problems
Thanks JVC
WLG Mumbai