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Yamaha YP-D8

2-Speed Direct-Drive Turntable

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Yamaha YP-D8


Yamaha takes special pride in the direct drive system which insures quiet, precise drive of the Yamaha YP-D8 heavyweight turntable by means of a powerful DC Hall motor.

This product is the results of Yamaha's tremendous resources in turntable technology; photoelectric detection for the auto stop function, a high sensitivity, S-type static balance tonearm, heavyweight turntable platter and a cabinet in which resonances have been suppressed.

In order to obtain from your YP-D8 the long years of service of which it is capable, please read the instruction manual carefully.


Drive system: direct drive

Motor: 12-pole, 24-slots DC Hall motor

Servo control: FG servo control

Platter: 315mm die-cast aluminium, 2.7kg (including mat)

Speeds: 33 and 45rpm

Signal to noise ratio: 70dB

Wow and flutter: 0.03% WRMS

Arm type: S-shaped static balance

Effective length: 232mm

Overhang: 16mm

Cartridge weight: 2 to 15g (9 to 23g with sub weights)

Dimensions: 470 x 163 x 378mm

Weight: 15kg


brochure  English

instruction/owners manual  English

instruction/owners manual (alt scan)  English

service manual  English

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