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Sony PS-X75 Biotracer Turntable

3 Apr

Sony PS-X75 Turntable

Sony PS-X75 Turntable

One ultimate Sony turntables to be produced, the PS-X75 debuted at the 1979 Tokyo Audio Fair.  It features a J-shaped Biotracer tonearm which is fully automated.


United Audio / Dual 1019 Turntable

7 Jan

United Audio / Dual 1019 Automatic Turntable

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Dual 1019 Turntable

The Dual 1019 turntable first began production in 1965 and is a fully-auto, idler driven turntable with integral tonearm and pitch control.

Dual 1019 Turntable Specifications

  • Drive type: idler drive
  • Platter: 3.4kg/7.5lbs
  • Wow and Flutter: +/- 0.1%
  • Rumble: >59dB
  • Tonearm: extremely low mass (Dual’s branding)
  • Cartridges: 1/2″ cartridges weighing 1-16 grams, with a tracking force of 0-5 grams.


Pioneer PL-L1000 Linear Tracking Turntable

21 Dec

Pioneer PL-L1000 Linear Tracking Turntable

Pioneer PL-L1000 Linear Tracking Turntable (1979-1982)

One of Pioneer's top of the line turntables in the late 70's and early 80's.  The PL-L1000 featured a linear tracking arm that moved back and forth by rotating the shuttle dial on the front right of the machine.   See how smoothly it works in the video after the break on this post.  Full specs after the break too.



Empire ‘Troubador’ 398 Turntable

15 Nov

Empire Troubador 398 Turntable

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Empire 'Troubador' 398 Turntable(1963)

This Empire turntable was built in 1963 and is fitted with the Empire 980 tonearm.  A belt drives a The one-piece, machined aluminum platter that acts as amassive flywheel to assure specified wow and flutter value even with varied voltage.

The unique Empire 980 tonearm features the  Dyna-Lift magnetic mechanism also adds to stylus life by automatically lifting the arm as it enters the ‘run-out; groove at the end of each recording.