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Micro Seiki DQX-1000

Quartz-Locked Direct-Drive Turntable (1978-1983)

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Micro Seiki DQX-1000


The DQX-1000 uses a direct drive, frequency governed motor for optimum speed stability housed in a unique 3-point supporting frame to increase stability.

Itself incomparable, the DQX-1000 can help you enormously in comparing cartridges and tonearms.

The turntable is so neutral, you effectively remove it as a variable in your judgement.

And since up to 3 tonearms can be mounted simultaneously, your comparative evaluations will be much more accurate and definitive.


Drive system: direct drive

Motor: quartz locked PLL servo DC motor

Speeds: 33.33 and 45rpm

Platter: 31cm, 2.9kg aluminium

Wow and flutter: less than 0.02 wrms

Signal to noise ratio: more than 75dB

Starting torque: 1.5 kgcm

Weight: 12kg without control unit


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instruction/owners manual  English

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bearing lubrication

Hi Ian,

I suggest that you ask someone who has basic technical skills to do it for you.
Ideally this would be an electrical motor repair shop.

Best regards,


The motor is JVC MC936F.
The bearing needs lubrication.

Lubricate instructions


Can you supply instructions for lubricating the bearing?