I bought mine in Okinawa in 1984. An absolute beauty with a Shure V15 III. it weighs in at about 38 lbs. it's still running today. only issue is the feet broke of in shipment from over seas. i still have them but have subbed a sheet of some very dense rubber padding. the kind that is used for medical. cant say enough about this piece.
My favorte turntable,sound beautiful.
Probably sansui's best TT, of all times. Aquired it at a need attention state , revived it , specially the Wood , and gloss, some minor adjustments on the tonearm , the circuit asked for nothing. BLACK BEAUTY, rols again.
This tt is a masterpiece, in every aspect. From the conception , to design, to implementation.
Excellent speed accuracy , excellent tonearm balance and cart driving capability. Excellent balance overall , excellent looks, excellent low noise floor , excellent trackability, i could go on for hours.Special attention and memo on the side lateral weight of the tonearm. This design Works miracles actually. Mine missed it , and i had to Copy a friends . When put in and adjusted the tt disguised to a masterpiece. Headshell with azimuth screw . Everything there from the start working as it should some 37 years later. What a ride!! .
Many thanks to the unique SANSUI.