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Sony PS-X3

2-Speed Direct-Drive Turntable (1977)

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sony ps-x3 turntable
Sony PS-X3


The crystal lock system of the PS-X3 maintains the turntable at an accurate nominal speed under voltage or temperature variations or ageing, and shows excellent initial drift and load/speed characteristics.

With a newly developed brushless and slotless motor having a torque of 1kg/cm, excellent starting characteristics within a third revolution at 33rpm are obtained.

A servo system which consists of a turntable with a magnet coated rim and an 8-pole magnetic pick-up head, and the BSL motor free from torque irregularity, assure minimal wow and flutter and a high signal to noise ratio.


Platter: 317mm aluminium alloy diecast

Motor: dc servo controlled

Drive system: direct drive, crystal lock system

Speeds: 33 and 45rpm

Wow and flutter: 0.025% wrms

Signal to noise ratio: 73dB

Tonearm: statically balanced, universal pivot

Effective length: 216.5mm

Overhang: 16.5mm

Cartridge weight range: 2.5 to 9.5g (8 to 14.5g with extra weight)

Dimensions: 445 x 150 x 375mm

Weight: 10.2kg


instruction/owners manual  English - Marcie

service manual  English - Hotmailer

service supplement 2  English - Hotmailer

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