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Yamaha PF-800

Belt-Drive Turntable (1984-1989)

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Yamaha PF-800


The PF-800 is so close in performance to the PF-1000 that it may be the only turntable in this class that can rival it.

There's the same emphasis on performance over gadgetry, although like the PF-1000 it does incorporate an automatic arm lifter mechanism that goes to the trouble of lifting the arm at the end of the record and shutting off the motor for you.

And it also shares such advanced features as the dynamic balance twin-pipe straight tonearm, Double Float Suspension System, two-piece platter, and everything else that matters.

There's also the same attention to style and detail that separates this remarkable turntable from the ordinary.

Indeed, to make the PF-800 an attractive alternative to the PF-1000, we substituted zinc for gun metal as the material for the inner platter, which allowed us to retain the same outstanding vibration-damping characteristics.

And instead of real American walnut, we finished the cabinet in striking black, which elegantly complements the popular black finish component systems preferred by many audiophiles.

That's it. So the choice is yours. We couldn't make it, so we made the PF-800 in the PF-1000's tradition of uncompromising audio performance.


Drive system: belt drive

Motor: FG servo DC motor

Platter: 0.86kg zinc (inner), 1.63kg aluminium (outer)

Speeds: 33 and 45rpm

Pitch control: more than +-6%

Signal to noise ratio: better than 80dB

Wow and flutter: less than 0.028% WRMS

Arm type: dynamic balance, twin pipe arm tube

Effective length: 222mm

Overhang: 16mm

Offset angle: 23 degrees

Cartridge weight: 2 to 11g

Cartridge: MC-705 MC type

Output: 0.3mV

Tracking force: 1.7g (+-0.5g)

Cartridge weight: 4.3g

Dimensions: 473 x 154 x 376mm

Weight: 13kg


brochure  English - Peter Farrell

brochure (alt scan)  English - shhh...listen

instruction/owners manual  English

instruction/owners manual (alt scan)  English - Jcharnov

service manual  English

service manual (alt scan)  English - Jcharnov

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