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Rotel RP830

2-Speed Belt-Drive Turntable

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Rotel RP830


The Rotel RP830 is a 2-speed, belt-driven, manual turntable system with straight tonearm.


Motor: 4-pole hysteresis synchronous motor

Drive: belt-drive

Speeds: 33 and 45rpm

Wow and flutter: less than 0.03% WRMS

Signal to noise ratio: better than 70dB

Platter: 310mm, 1.5kg, aluminium die-cast

Tonearm: static-balanced, straight pipe arm, oil-damped cueing device, direct-readout stylus gauge counterweight, anti-skating device

Overhang: 16mm

Cartridge weight range: 3 to 9g

Stylus force: 0.5 to 3g

Dimensions: 432 x 135 x 350mm

Weight: 6.7kg


The whole structure was too resonant for a clear transparent sound, and the rumble level was also higher than it should be. Despite all this, the 830 was certainly better than a number of similarly priced decks from similar sources and is thus worth considering - £95 HiFi Choice 1984


instruction/owners manual  English

service manual  English Francais

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