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Micro Seiki DQX-500

2-Speed Direct-Drive Turntable (1978-1983)

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Fitted with dynamic balance straight tonearm

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Micro Seiki DQX-500


The DQX-500 is a direct result of our many years of experience in producing turntables and we think that it gives full rein both to this experience and to the basic design that we adopt for out models.


Drive system: direct drive

Motor: quartz locked PLL DC servo motor

Speeds: 33.33 and 45rpm

Platter: 35cm aluminium die-cast

Wow and flutter: less than 0.02%

Signal to noise ratio: more than 63dB

Tonearm: MA 707 Dynamic balance

Effective length: 237mm

Overhang: 15mm

Usable cartridge weight: 4-12g

VTF adjustment: 0-3g

Dimensions: 410 x 350 x 139mm

Weight: 7.0kg


In sum, this Micro Seiki DQX-500 turntable has obviously been designed with the hi-fi enthusiast in mind. The ordinary record collector will miss such features as auto-stop, speed adjustment (perhaps) and a cabinet - though a moulded, clear plastic dust cover is provided. However the hi-fi man will find that the unit does constitute a rock steady playing platform with almost zero wow and very low noise (rumble and hum are both extremely low). The arm is of excellent design. slightly favouring the present vogue for moving-coil cartridges. The price, though on the high side, corresponds with that of the competition when the combination of a quartz locked direct-drive motor and a respectable pickup arm is borne in mind - £299 Gramophone October 1979


brochure  English - Jeepo65

instruction/owners manual  Deutsch - frank.heise

instruction/owners manual  English

service manual  English - felixds

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