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Sony PS-X30

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Sony PS-X30


The crystal lock system of the PS-X30 maintains the turntable at an accurate nominal speed under voltage or temperature variations or ageing, and shows excellent initial drift and load/speed characteristics.

The direct drive system with Sony's unique BSL motor results in extremely smooth torque and start-up characteristics.

The turntable also has a high precision speed monitoring system, utilising a magnetic pick-up head and pulse signal recorded onto a magnetic coating at the inner edge of the platter for electronic speed sensing.


Platter: 316mm aluminium alloy diecast

Motor: linear BSL (brushless and slotless) motor

Drive system: direct drive, crystal lock control

Speeds: 33.3 and 45rpm

Wow and flutter: 0.03% WRMS

Signal to noise ratio: 70dB (DIN-B)

Automatic system: return and reject

Tonearm: statically balanced universal type

Effective length: 216.5mm

Overhang: 16.5mm

Tracking force range: 0 to 3g

Cartridge weight range: 4.5 to 11.5g

Dimensions: 445 x 145 x 400mm

Weight: 7kg


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