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Sharp Optonica RP-3500

2-Speed Direct-Drive Turntable

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Sharp Optonica RP-3500


The Sharp Optonica RP-3500 features a high performance drive unit employing the direct drive system.

It's superior characteristics assure quiet and smooth rotation of the platter and unsurpassed acoustic characteristics.

The highly sensitive tonearm is ideal for low stylus pressure providing high fidelity reproduction.

The cabinet is newly developed and consists of granite hardened by bond.

Combined with large size insulator adjustable in height, the RP3500 cabinet forms an ideal motor board of special anti vibration design, and assures remarkably improved howling margin.

The servo motor, the most important part of the drive system, incorporates a 72 pole frequency generator and outer rotor combined.

Features pitch control and a static-balance type S-shaped Tonearm


Motor: 6-pole AC Servo motor with 72-pole FG servo mechanism

Drive system: direct drive

Speeds: 33 and 45rpm

Speed control range: within +-4%

Wow and flutter: less than 0.04% WRMS

Rumble: better than 60dB

Platter: 310mm aluminium die-cast with strobe marks

Tonearm: static balance s-shaped pipe arm

Effective length: 245mm

Overhang: 14mm

Offset angle: 21 degrees

Cartridge weight range: 4 to 18g

Cartridge: VM type

Frequency response: 20 to 20,000Hz

Output: 3mV

Channel separation: 20dB

Optimum tracking force: 2g

Load impedance: 47k ohms

Dimensions: 500 x 187 x 413mm

Weight: 16kg


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