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Quartz Direct-Drive Automatic Turntable System (1983)

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Technics SL-Q5


Type: fully automatic turntable

Drive method: direct drive

Motor: Quartz locked brushless DC

Platter: 300mm aluminium die-cast

Speeds: 33 and 45rpm

Wow and flutter: 0.025% wrms

Rumble: 78dB

Tonearm: dynamic balance type, linear tracking, 4-pivot gimbal bearing

Effective length: 105mm

Effective mass: 9g

Dimensions: 315 x 88 x 315mm

Weight: 4.3kg


flyer  English - jalal1926

instruction/owners manual  English - Xena [+]

service manual  English

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Technics SL-Q5 Static/Weak sound

Today, I received a Technics SL-Q5 purchased on Ebay. Controls seem to work fine, but the sound is terribly static and quite weak. The seller said he had put a new needle on the Audio Technica AT3482P cartridge.
Any suggestions on how I can diagnose this problem?

Any info will be greatly appreciated!



Technics SL-Q5 Static/Weak sound

Hello Fellow real audio lover:

Often you need to check here:

1. Receiver / Amplifier circuits ok at phono input area of amplifier or receiver?
2. Connectors for RCA-type sockets on back of ~90% of phono equipment is loose or corroded - replace it. (search something like 'RCA phono connectors')
3. Replace RCA-type patch cords on back.

Best wishes, DB