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Yamaha YP-D71

Direct-Drive Turntable with Quartz PLL Speed Control (1979)

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Yamaha YP-D71


The YP-D71 stereo turntable uses a PLL circuit (phase locked loop) with an integral quartz oscillator for the servo control which is the heart of a direct drive turntable.

It represents the ultimate both in accuracy of the speed of rotation and in realism of the production which it gives.


Drive system: direct drive

Motor: Coreless DC hall motor

Servo system: Quartz locked PLL

Start up torque: 1kg/cm

Platter: 31cm die cast aluminium

Speed: 33.33 and 45 rpm

Wow and flutter: 0.025% WRMS

Signal to noise ratio: 77dB

Tonearm: S-shaped static balanced arm with gimbal supports


brochure  English - johnphoto

instruction/owners manual  English

overhang guage  English - FrankPrCB

service manual  English

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i have found this site to be of the utmost importance, i own YDP71 which i had bought in Canada i 76 and after a few years the 45rpm started to act up but thanks to the service manual i shall eventually correct the fault .True today we have cd's and ipods for music reproduction but music generated from turntables is so very true and real rather than digitally produced music.