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Sony PS-X600

2-Speed Fully-Automatic Direct-Drive Turntable (1981)

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sony ps-x600 direct drive turntable
Sony PS-X600


The Sony PS-X600 is a fully-auto turntable with direct-drive motor system and Biotracer electronically controlled tonearm.

The unit features auto-record size selection, electronic stylus force and anti-skating adjustment, synchronised operation with Sony cassette decks, a muting system and magnedisc servo system.


Platter: 32cm aluminium alloy die-cast

Motor: Linear BSL motor

Drive system: direct drive

Control system: quartz lock control, magnedisc servo

Speeds: 33.33 and 45rpm

Wow and flutter: 0.015% WRMS

Signal to noise ratio: 78dB

Automatic system: lead in, return, reject, repeat, record size selection, anti-skating

Tonearm: electronic

Effective length: 216.5mm

Overhang: 16.5mm

Stylus force range: 0 to 3g

Cartridge shell weight: 5g

Cartridge weight range: 7.5 to 12.5g (17g with extra weight)

Dimensions: 430 x 120 x 385mm

Weight: 8.6kg


The Sony PS-X600 is a fairly neutral sounding, well made product with exceptional shock resistance, which could prove important to some purchasers. In addition it handles well, with excellent automatics giving quiet and smooth operation - £180 HFC 1983


instruction/owners manual  English

service manual  English

service manual (alt scan)  English - moardie

zero balance adjustment  English - fastsabre

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