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Technics SL-5300

2-Speed Direct-Drive Automatic Turntable System (1978-1979)

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Technics SL-5300


The Technics SL-5300 features a high-performance electronic circuit and full-cycle detection frequency generator with quartz phase-locked control for superior rotational characteristics.

Based on an electronic circuit composed of 3 kinds of highly integrated ICs developed for the SL-1400mk2 series and full cycle (360 degrees) detection frequency generator, the quartz locked system with a crystal oscillator as its standard has been adopted.

For best utilisation of the high accuracy crystal oscillator, the detection range is effective through 360 degrees due to the full cycle frequency generator of the motor stator for detection of speed with a consequent extremely stable rotational accuracy.


Type: fully-automatic turntable

Drive method: direct drive

Motor: brushless DC motor

Platter: 304mm aluminium die-cast

Speeds: 33 and 45rpm

Pitch control: +-6%

Wow and flutter: 0.025% WRMS

Rumble: -78dB

Tonearm: universal, static balance type, tubular

Effective length: 230mm

Overhang: 15mm

Offset angle: 22 degrees

Dimensions: 430 x 130 x 375mm

Weight: 7.1kg


instruction/owners manual  English

instruction/owners manual (alt scan)  English - thxdave

instruction/owners manual  Francais

service manual  English - Zoon01

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