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Chris Phillips
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Sony PS 5520

Post by Chris Phillips » 21 Jan 2019 17:52

Hi everyone,

I've just acquired a Sony PS 5520 turntable from way back, and I was wondering if anyone could tell me about the weight attached to the back end of the tone arm with a piece of fine plastic wire - especially what its purpose ?

Many thanks in advance.

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Re: Sony PS 5520

Post by bernard1 » 21 Jan 2019 18:18

It's a device for anti skating. The weight apply a strength to the arm to counterbalance the one that tends to pull the needle to the center of the record because of the friction of the needle in the groove.

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Re: Sony PS 5520

Post by Japi Roelofs » 21 Jan 2019 18:44

There's an instruction manual for the PS-5520 in the library.

https://www.vinylengine.com/library/Sony/ps-5520.shtml

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Re: Sony PS 5520

Post by Chris Phillips » 22 Jan 2019 03:38

Thank you fellas, for the Help with this.
Incidentally, the weight I have looks different from the one shown in illustrations, perhaps it's an after-market replacement. I suspect that with such an old machine, the correct one is going to be difficult to get hold of, so does anyone know exactly how heavy this weight should be please ?

Thanks again.

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Re: Sony PS 5520

Post by spareflyer » 22 Jan 2019 08:58

Hi Chris, my pal has an immaculate example so post a picture and I will let you know, a very nice deck btw

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Re: Sony PS 5520

Post by bernard1 » 22 Jan 2019 13:03

According to this ad (no affiliation):
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-Anti-Skat ... 4003456841
the weight is 2,2 g or 0.07 oz.
I think any nut (or what ever you want) with the right weight and a nylon wire will do.

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Re: Sony PS 5520

Post by Chris Phillips » 22 Jan 2019 13:28

Thanks guys, you've been a great Help.

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