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Sansui SR-838

Quartz Servo Direct-Drive Manual Turntable

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Sansui SR-838


The Sansui SR-838 - uncanny speed accuracy, new MCF mass concentrated fulcrum tonearm and up-front controls.

Features include a zinc alloy die-cast tonearm base, direct readout tracking force, headshell tilt adjustment, lockable arm rest, gold plated connection pins, arm height adjustment, lever/weight anti-skate device and oil-damped arm lifter.


Type: two-speed, quartz-servo, direct-drive, manual turntable

Motor: 20-pole, 30-slot DC brushless type with built-in frequency generator

Drive system: direct spindle drive, quartz servo controlled

Platter: 318mm, 1.7kg, aluminium die-cast

Wow and flutter: less than 0.025% WRMS

Signal to noise ratio: better than 64dB

Speeds: 33 and 45rpm

Fine speed adjustment: +-2.5%

Tonearm: statically balanced, s-shaped tonearm

Effective length: 230mm

Overhang: 16.1mm

Offset angle: 22.5 degrees

Cartridge weight range: 4 to 11g (11 to 20.5g with sub-weight)

Dimensions: 490 x 167 x 390mm

Weight: 12.8kg


brochure  English

instruction/owners manual  English

service manual  English - moodydan

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Sansui SR 838

Have a Sansui SR 838 T/T since new in 1979, great quality still like new, just moved to South America from the US and need to change it from 110v / 60 Hz to 220v /50 Hz. According to Sansui unit is ready for both, but has a 120V decal on the back, how can I proceed to make the change if possible ?

Sansui SR-838 turntable

A very fine turntable the bottom noise is easily removed via software untill it breaks so sad, seems like one of the 3 poles went out I don't know if either the motor or one of the driver transistors is out a 250 ma fuse is blown does any one have knowledge as to what it might be?