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Yamaha P-520

Natural Sound Direct-Drive Turntable

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Yamaha P-520


The Yamaha P-520 is a fully-automatic, 2-speed, direct-drive turntable with FG servo control system.

Features include a unique, optimum mass, minimum resonance straight tonearm, light-touch controls mounted on the front panel and a P-mount headshell.


Drive system: FG servo direct drive

Motor: 8-pole coreless DC Hall motor

Platter: 300mm die-cast aluminium, 1.0kg (including rubber mat)

Speeds: 33 and 45rpm

Signal to noise ratio: better than 78dB

Wow and flutter: less than 0.025% WRMS

Arm type: swinging, straight arm tube

Effective length: 222mm

Overhang: 16mm

Effective mass: 11g

Offset angle: 23 degrees

Cartridge weight: 2.5 to 9g

Dimensions: 435 x 111 x 378mm

Weight: 6.2kg


instruction/owners manual  English

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Yamaha p-520 turntable

Does anyone know much about this turntable? I inhertited it a few years ago as I was helping clean out a building for sale. Just wondering how it compares to some new, yet inexpensive turntables. I'd like to pick up something in the near future like a Rega or a Pro-Ject in the $400 to $600 range. Recommendations are welcome.