JVC QL-F4 Turntable (1978, Japan)
The JVC QL-F4 is a turntable that combines exceptional platter rotational accuracy with a fully automatic mechanism for easy day to day operation. To do this, it uses a core-less motor, a direct-drive mechanism and the renowned JVC Quartz technology is the secret behind it's performance, and its low wow/flutter of 0.025% wrms.
(1) Auto-repeat offering from 1 to 6 plays at the twist of a rotary control, with the 'R' setting offering infinite replays
(2) Auto-lead in which raises the tonearm, moves it over the edge of the record, and gently lowers it to the lead-in groove to start playing
(3) Auto-return which sets the tonearm automatically to its rest when a play is completed, then shuts the power off. As a bonus, the moment you move the tonearm manually, the QL-F4 can be operated as if originally designed for manual operation.