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Kenwood KD-3070

2-Speed Direct-Drive Turntable (1977)

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Kenwood KD-3070


Kenwood's KD-3070 semi-automatic turntable hits squarely at the main obstacles to perfect record reproduction.

It incorporates a major advancement in direct drive technology. The 20 pole, 30 slot servo controlled DC motor with high torque for rotational stability, coupled with high inertia produced by a heavier platter, increase performance to bring the level of wow and flutter down to 0.035% wrms, and holding rumble to -70dB.

The new redesigned tonearm is a further achievement in quality sound reproduction. It obtains low tracking error and low resonance by reducing the effects of unbalanced rotational forces to the minimum.

Low resonance is also a feature of the carefully constructed cabinetry and the semi-automatic function provides convenience of use while maintaining maximum quality performance.


Drive system: direct drive

Motor: 20 pole, 30 slot, dc servo motor

Platter: 310mm, 1.14kg, aluminium alloy, die-cast

Speeds: 33 and 45rpm

Wow and flutter: 0.035% wrms

Rumble: -70dB

Tonearm: static balance type

Effective length: 225mm

Overhang: 15mm

Dimensions: 480 x 156 x 365mm

Weight: 8.6kg


brochure  English - martin askew

instruction/owners manual  English - a200user

service manual  English

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Return height of Tone Arm

I bought a used 3070 for $50. Works great except the height on the tone arm when it returns at the end
of an album is just a bit too low and it skims the album. There is no owners manual on line so anyone have
an idea how to raise the return height?