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Sansui SR-222

2-Speed Belt-Drive Turntable

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Sansui SR-222


By combining not just one or two but a wholly balanced team of original Sansui technical achievements in the SR-222, despite its modest price, competes with even some of the most expensive manuals on the market.

One-touch power/speed lever mechanism

Tripod motor suspension system

Diamond-cut Die-cast aluminium platter

Sensitive S-shaped or straight pipe tonearm with acoustic absorbent damping

Slimline cabinet with particle board construction

Induced magnet Sansui cartridge


Type: two-speed, belt-driven

Speeds: 33 and 45rpm

Platter: 300mm (mkI,II), 308mm (mkIV,V) aluminium alloy die-cast

Motor: 4-pole synchronous

Wow and flutter: less than 0.07% (mkI,II), 0.03% (mkIV,V)

Rumble: 60dB (mkI,II), 68dB (mkIV), 72dB (mkV)

Tonearm: statically balanced, s-shaped arm (mkI,II), straight arm (mkIV,V)

Effective length: 220mm (mkI,II), 230mm (mkV)

Overhang: 17.5mm (mkI,II), 16mm (mkIV),

Cartridge weight: 4 to 10g (mkI,II), 4 to 9.5g (mkIV), 4 to 8.5g (mkV)

Dimensions: 452 x 139 x 370mm (mkI,II), 490 x 175 x 385mm (mkIV), 430 x 161 x 390mm (mkV)

Weight: 6.0kg (mkI,II), 7.4kg (mkIV), 8.3kg (mkV)


While the subjective report looks unpromising, it does not take account of the well below average price of this product. This, together with certain other plus points, makes it a possible recommendation. Worth considering - mkIV £85 HiFi Choice 1983


brochure  English

instruction/owners manual  English Deutsch Francais - Japi Roelofs

power supply changeover instructions  English Deutsch Francais - Japi Roelofs

service manual  English - Dottorcrazy

mkII brochure  English

mkII instruction/owners manual  English Deutsch Francais - Mike2

mkIV instruction/owners manual  English

mkV brochure  English

mkV instruction/owners manual  English Deutsch Francais

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