SONY PS-X70 TURNTABLE- STILL WITH PLASTIC COVER
This is a rare find indeed! This turntable was never put into service and still has the original protective plastic over the dust cover!!! I secured it about 10 years ago from the original owner who had never set it up and used it. I never used it, either, but did hook it up to make sure everything worked okay. That’s why I’m listing it as new. The plastic looks pretty wrinkled, but it’s all in one piece. We all get a few wrinkles with age, you know. But the unit itself is in very, very nice shape!
If you are familiar with these turntables at all, you know this was a top-of-the-line model that Sony put out. I do not know what the cartridge is, but was told that between the cost of the turntable and the cartridge, there was about $750 invested in it. I have an idea that the original owner had a problem matching the cartridge to his sound system, since I have read on the net that some owners were not aware of the requirements for amplifying the signal from these units. I don’t have a proper unit for giving it a good test myself, but did hook it up to my old Panasonic tube amp and did get sound with that. It has an input for a magnetic phono cartridge and I used that. However, I don’t think that’s what should be used with the cartridge that’s in the Sony as the amplification was on the low side. I’m including what pictures I could get of the cartridge. Perhaps you will know what the cartridge is. If so, I’d appreciate it if you would let me know, even if you don’t buy it and are just looking.
Another thing about these turntables is that they get stiff with age if not used. I do too. J This one was, so I took it apart and lubricated it and got it working very nicely. There is a small motor, a servo type of thing with a worm drive on it that stiffened up because of the old grease drying up. I’ll tell you what NOT to use on these and that is WD-40. It is a great lubricant for many things, but isn’t what should be used on these. Ask any clock repair tech about WD-40 and they’ll explain why. I use it myself and use it a lot, but not on something like this.
I don’t have any manuals for it, but I did download three from the net. They are: 1. The Owner’s Instruction Manual; 2. The Schematics; 3. The Service Manual. I can send those to you if you’d like, if you win the auction. Just let me know. There are several places on the net that describe these turntables. You can even find them on YouTube. The adapter for the 45 rpm records is included.
Here are some specs for the PS-X70:
The Sony PS-X70 is a 2-Speed, fully automatic direct drive turntable fitted with a PUA-7 J-shaped tone arm.
Features include pitch control, quick-stop electromagnetic braking, adjustable VTA, logic IC controlled function sequencing and servo-controlled tone arm motor.
Platter: 320mm aluminium alloy die-cast
Motor: DC servo controlled linear BSL motor
Drive system: direct drive with crystal lock system
Speeds: 33 and 45rpm
Speed control range: +-10%
Wow and flutter: 0.025% WRMS
Signal to noise ratio: 75dB
Tone arm: universal static balance
Effective length: 235mm
Tracking force adjustment: 0 to 2.5g
Dimensions: 480 x 165 x 420mm (19” x 6.5” x 16. 5”)
Weight: 13kg (28.6 lbs)
As you can see it is a heavy unit. The platter itself must weigh half that! That assures good, steady, reliable action and no warping of the platter itself.
Now for the reason I’m letting it go: when you get to be 75 you realize it’s time to shed a few pounds. I’ve debated for a long time about selling this because of its quality, etc. But, I also have an ELAC Miracord turntable that is more of what I need than the Sony. I have several 78 rpm records and the Miracord will play them, whereas the Sony will not. The Sony is heavier, too, and that matters a lot at this stage of the game. I recently had to let a Roberts reel-to-reel 997 go for the same reason. I had had that ever since it was brand new. A beautiful Browning Gold Eagle had to go, too, and now this Sony.
I’m offering this at a very low price to start the bidding. If you are interested in one of these you do not want to miss out on this one! Shipping will probably be around $40, but I’ll be as fair with you as possible on that. If you pay over what it costs, I’ll refund the difference, unless it’s in the pennies range. Insurance will be included. No way should this be shipped without insurance. I’m packing this very carefully to prevent damage. Still, I cannot guarantee its safe arrival as you know. I was considering shipping the dust cover separately, but that subtracts from the protection of the tone arm.
Please, no returns. Also, please pay as soon as possible after the auction closes. PayPal only and no international shipping. If you are from Canada, please clear shipping with me before bidding. I will ship UPS as soon as I can after receiving payment.
Thank you so much for checking out my auction. I wish you the best, and this unit is just that- the best!
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