JVC TT-801

1 9 8 1 1981
1 9 8 4 1984

Trendy during the early 80s (Luxman PD555 or PD-300, numerous Audio Technica add-ons, many Micro Seikis), the vacuum pump to keep records tightly "bonded" to the platter was one more tweak to bring LP replay to auditory nirvana.

CD would kill all of these ultra-engineered systems but some manufacturers did make air-isolated CD drives :)

The TT-801 is an extra-rare LP drive and the culmination of the well received but earlier TT-101.
The engineering and bi-directional dual FG servo are the same, even if implemented more discreetely as 1981 allowed more ICs and chips - which isn't necessarily better for long-term servicing.

The Turbo Disc Stabilizer System isn't that different from the one used by Luxman/Micro, but the latter allowed to put the main bearing much closer to the spindle.
The complete system consisted of the TT-801 drive, the TS-1 air pump (optional) and CL-P10 base, with blank or pre-drilled CL-P1D, CL-P2D and CL-P3D armboards.

The total almost reached the 300,000¥ mark, and that was without tonearm - TURBO had a price.

However, the TS-1 could be adapted to the QL-A95 integrated turntable.
Since the Victor TT-801 was never exported, it never was named JVC TT-801 but only Victor TT-801.

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JVC TT-801 specifications
Title Value
TT-801 TT-801
Torque : 400kg/cm2
System : Direct-Drive DC coreless
dual-FG servo-loop
Wow & flutter : 0,01% (WRMS)
S/N ratio : 80dB (DIN-B)
Full-speed ahead : 0,5s (33 1/3rpm)
Pitch control : ± 9,9%
PC : 29W (50Hz)
37W (60Hz)
Dimensions : Dimensions :
TT-801 : 13,7 x 35,6 x 35,6cm (TT-801)
CL-P10 : 49,6 x 19,5 x 41cm (CL-P10)
TS-1 : 19,3 x 28,3 x 37,3cm (TS-1)
Weight : Weight :
TT-801 : 8,5kg (TT-801)
CL-P10 : 10kg (CL-P10)
TS-1 : 10,5kg (TS-1)
Credit Card : Credit Card :
TT-801 : 130,000¥ (TT-801)
CL-P10 : 75,000¥ (CL-P10)
TS-1 : 50,000¥ (TS-1)
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