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Quartz-Locked Automatic Turntable (1980)

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with electro-dynamic servo control tonearm



The QL-Y3F is a fine combination of traditional workmanship and high technology JVC features.

Foremost of these features is the E-D servo system that controls horizontal arm movement.

A coreless linear motor with a horizontal velocity detection system is used to combat resonance which can cause intermodulation distortion.

Also featured on the QL-Y3F are the same double servo quartz control system and cog-free coreless DC servo motor design used in our more costly turntables, providing impeccable long-term speed accuracy.

Despite all this technology, the QL-Y3F is easy to use thanks to micro-computer controlled fully automatic operation.

The micro-computer, a programmed to order LSI, co-ordinates all circuits and controls for error free, fully automatic operation, including platter start, cueing, lead-in, lead-out and end of play shut-off.

Other features include soft-touch up-front controls, an adjustable height tonearm and LED indicators for speed, quartz-lock and record size.


Motor: coreless DC servo motor

Drive system: direct drive

Speed detection system: integrated frequency generator

Servo system: double servo quartz

Wow and flutter: 0.025% WRMS

Signal to noise ratio: 78dB

Speed deviation: 0.002%

Platter: 1.5kg 310mm diecast aluminium

Tonearm: statically-balanced electronic servo controlled arm

Effective length: 245mm

Overhang: 15mm

Tracking force: 0 to 3g

Cartridge weight range: 14.25 to 19g (inc headshell)

Operation mode: fully automatic

Dimensions: 480 x 169 x 436mm

Weight: 10kg


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