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Quartz-Locked Fully-Automatic Turntable (1982)

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The JVC QL-Y55F attacks unwanted resonance in a new way, actively rather than passively, by means of a sophisticated electro-servo tonearm.

This remarkable tonearm also allows hands off left-right and up-down cueing, and in play adjustment of tracking force, anti-skating and damping.

Matched to this tonearm is an extraordinarily accurate platter drive system.

Speed accuracy is 30 times more accurate thanks to the double servo quartz speed detection system that monitors and adjusts platter speeds with electronic precision.

Features of the QL-Y55F include:

A tapered, low mass straight arm

Resonance free solid cabinet

TH (Tracing hold) for high arm sensitivity

Low-centre of gravity insulators for high cabinet stability


Motor: coreless DC servo motor

Drive system: direct drive

Speed detection system: integrated frequency generator

Servo system: double servo quartz

Wow and flutter: 0.015% WRMS

Signal to noise ratio: 78dB

Speed deviation: 0.002%

Platter: 2kg 308mm diecast aluminium

Tonearm: dynamically balanced electronic servo controlled arm

Effective length: 254mm

Overhang: 15mm

Tracking force: 0 to 3g

Cartridge weight range: 3.5 to 9.5g

Operation mode: fully automatic

Dimensions: 495 x 195 x 405mm

Weight: 12kg


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